This past Christmas was the first time that we did not put up a large live tree. With two young cats in the house, I didn't dare chance it that they would knock the tree over and break the pretty ornaments we've collected over the years. So a little artificial one in an urn, pre-lit, was the answer. Especially when it was on sale for half price at Michaels...
I so fell in love with this little tree that I didn't want to pack it away after the holidays. Valentine's Day was coming, so I went to work and created decorations for the tree. Here is a picure to give you an idea. All were easily made from items already in the house. The cones were a part of the tree, so those stay year round...
After Valentine's Day there was this gap until Easter, so I tried making rosettes. I consider rosettes paper wheels that serve absolutely no purpose other than they're cute and fun to make. Heck, they are fun to make, because I made a lot of them. First for the tree, and then a box full for my husband's office. It brought color during the dreariest part of the year.
So this is what the tree looks like right now. I had better work on finishing my Easter decorations and change the tree once again!
Here are a few closeups of the rosettes. I guess only the imagination limits what they can look like, huh?
The centers are made with punches which I folded in half and then glued the sides together until I had the shape I wanted.
Wo says that papercrafting always has to have a real purpose? Just have fun with it!