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Saturday, December 3, 2011

It's a Wonder*Filled Christmas! {Day THREE}

Hope your Saturday morning is lovely!
Here it is a little gray and chilly, so
let's add some color to it!  
You with me?!
So glad you are sticking through 
my burst of creativity...err...
twelve days of Christmas fun!!

Every year we get bundled up from head to toe and 
LOVE going to the 
It draws a HUGE crowd, in the thousands.  
They have a Live Nativity, candy cane pull at our
favorite place for sweets, Graham's Chocolates, carriage rides.
At the very beginning a 50 ft. tree is lit on the courthouse lawn.
{Clark Griswold eat your heart out!}

Somehow we always miss this part, but when we arrive
later the crowd has diminished a bit and we can walk 
along the streets.  It really is magical!!
We still get stopped with lots of questions, but
with carolers singing and lights all around,
everyone is nice and in the Christmas spirit!!

So from now on hear ye...on this day it is set forth...
proclaiming to lands far and wide...
Christmas shall be every day!!

Ok, I realize that can't really happen,
but man I wish the spirit on those streets 
tonight could linger in the hearts of 
many before returning Grinch-y!

While I am usually a white-lights kind of gal,
I adore how colorful this tree is. 
It inspired me to make this pretty little tree...

If we put it in Vegas alongside the Eiffel Tower and Statue of Liberty, 
well it just might be to scale!

Isn't she adorable?
I am giving this one to my niece
along with a giftcard to Charming Charlies.
If you have never been in the store, it's 
inexpensive costume jewelry, and the best thing
about the place is it is organized by color.
Green scarves, hats, purses, pins, necklaces all in one vignette 
and so on.  Visual eye candy!  
So, these go together perfectly!

To make one of your own you will need:
assorted colors of felt
floral cone {mine was 6 inches tall}
colorful sewing pins
an object to use as a circle template
pencil or marker

1. Gather supplies.
2. Trace circle onto felt using template.
3. Template used here is about 1.5 inches.
4. Cut out circles 
{I used 39 and folded felt
over to cut more than one at a time}
5. Pin circles onto tree, overlapping circles
as shown and centering pin.
6. Continue wrapping circles around.
7. And some more, use a pattern to ensure all colors
are being used.
8.  Flatten circles and make sure all pins are secure.
9. Enjoy your merry-n-bright tree!!

This adorable tree would be a great teacher gift 
{with a giftcard attached}.
You could also make an assortment of solid color trees 
and place them along a mantel, on a child's shelves,
so many different options and so simple!

More MERRY and BRIGHT to come as the 
12 days of Christmas continue!!


Linking up to these fabulous parties!


  1. This is adorable! The colors might be alittle too bright to fit in our decor but I think I might be making a white one later today!
    Your holiday tradition sounds like so much fun! Expect us next year to join you!!


  2. what a fun christmas tradition :)

  3. Adorable tree, and so simple ... I love it! I am picturing a bunch of green ones on a mantel ... perhaps with red-topped pins and a small red Christmas ball on top ...

  4. I love it! So cute, and so simple!

    I also love your little train-wagon. I just showed it to my husband. I need one of those for my five guys!

    I loved your Christmas walk. So fun. Thanks for sharing!

  5. Your tree is so cute! I love all the colors! I found you through 36th Ave. Thanks for sharing!


I so appreciate your sweet thoughts and thank you for sharing. I always try to reply whether it be to your email or on one of your blog posts! Wishing you a wonder*filled day! Michelle

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