Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Summer Tree

In the Year of the Tree there has been the Valentine Tree, the Mardi Gras Tree, the St. Patty's Tree and, finally, the Easter Tree. Now - I'd like to introduce you to the Summer Tree. Okay - so I'll apologize first for not actually having a picture of the decorated tree. We are in the middle of moving and the tree is in an unknown box, the likes of which will not be discovered until we arrive at our destination in our new home town. I can't wait to unpack it and get these ornaments displayed. This tree will be a constant for my little guy in the midst of much change. But I do have picture of the ornaments!


You may remember the paper flower wreaths that Heather and I made inspired by the Whipperberry pomanders? Well, this is the same technique, using styrofoam balls for ornaments.  I used four 3-inch balls and four 4-inch balls.

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Using the same two sizes as the wreaths for the flower punch, I cut out different sizes in four bright and cheerful summer colors.  I used two 12x12 sheets of each color.

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Then I pinned them on, just as we did with the wreaths. This time I used solid white pins and alternated the small flower color for contrast. You'll want to really snuggle those flowers tightly together as you pin to eliminate gaps.

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You can pin a loop of ribbon for hanging as ornaments or just place them between branches to sit nicely. I couldn't be more thrilled with the final results.
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Send us pictures if you decide to make some for yourself!  We'd love to see your projects!!!

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37 comments:

  1. love these and I even have all the stuff to make them. Thanks for posting

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  2. I am totally in love with these! I will have to dig out my styrofoam balls from storage. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  3. Beautiful colours!! Thanks for sharing ~ please come by and say hi sometime!

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  4. Those balls are absolutely adorable! Love the colors that you chose. Thanks for sharing this idea!

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  5. I love those bright colors! Perfect for spring and summer. Thanks for sharing!

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  6. LOVE LOVE LOVE these! They are adorable and I love the added pop of color that the small flower in the center adds. Thanks for sharing. Can I feature these for my Three Things Thursdays on The Happy Scraps? Please let me know!
    Thanks, Amy

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  7. I love them! I also have a tree that I decorate seasonally and it still is set for Easter. thanks for the great idea!

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  8. I love the bright colors! Very cute.

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  9. we made something like this in math one year believe it or not there is a lesson in this beautiful decor
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  10. Thanks for all the wonderful comments, ladies! These are definitely one of my favorites for the Year of the Tree! Stay tuned for the Fourth of July Tree...

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  11. Don't you just LOVE what you can do with this simple idea...great idea!!

    kisses

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  12. so cute, i WILL be making some soon!

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  13. I love these, I never get tired of seeing new variations on what to do with these flowers, and your colors are perfect for summer.

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  14. So cute! I cant wait to try it myself.
    Jeanne

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  15. Those are adorable and the bright colors make me smile. Good luck on getting settled into your new home.

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  16. What a lovely idea! I am thinking these would be cute in a glass bowl on the coffee table too ;)

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  17. So cute! Love it! -Juli
    www.ahenandherchicks.blogspot.com

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  18. really really cute - I love the colors you chose. I still have my eggs hanging on a tree... these would be a great replacement!

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  19. these are beautiful. what a great idea! I love the colors and simplicity of it. great tutorial.

    I'm a new follower!
    kathryn
    www.thedragonsfairytail.blogspot.com

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  20. These are beyond fabulous!! I'd love for you to link up!

    http://polkadotsonparade.blogspot.com/2011/05/welcome-to-party-im-so-excited-to-see.html

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  21. ADORABLE! I would love for you to link up to my party. SO VERY CUTE!

    http://www.thirtysixthavenue.com/2011/06/lets-party-4.html

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  22. Saw this on craftgawker! Beautiful! Thanks for the tutorial! :) I'm your newest follower!

    Erin
    http://labellaironia.blogspot.com/

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  23. Yup, saw them on CraftGawker too! So pretty, yet simple.

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  24. Love this! I am so gonna make these! Thanks.

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  25. Beautiful! The colors are so gorgeous!

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  26. They are so good, they will look fantastic on or off the tree.

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  27. So cute! Saw this on craft gawker!Thanks for sharing!

    The Creative Muslimah @ www.thecreativemuslimah.blogspot.com

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  28. Wow, i'm amazed. thanx. so simple and yet cute!

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  29. I've done it with my litle kid - he realy enjoyed!

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  30. Love these! I linked you up in my blog post about great paper flower tutorials. Thanks! franticcrafter@blogspot.com

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  31. Love these and I love your blog...XoXo

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  32. Thanks so much for the idea. I made some and featured your post on my blog.

    http://caitgeddes.blogspot.ca/2012/08/diy-decorative-balls-with-paint-chips.html#

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  33. NICEEEE, but yet not that true


    http://www.herbalifescience.co.il

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