We all have a few of them on our lists!
You know! Those hard to shop for friends and family! For me it is a handful of teen and pre teens! My daughter and I shopped aimlessly with little luck! I finally surmised that we could just get them a gift card or money.... Money is the ultimate gift after all. Your recipient is free to do as he or she pleases, but it has always felt a little cold to me! I give you the Christmas money tree!
|Start with two pieces of felt. Trace a tree pattern, cut and either sew or glue them together with hot glue. Leave about a half inch border and a hole for stuffing the tree at the bottom! Next stuff your tree! Do not be afraid to get into the corners, you will need to to create the best look!|
|I used a small dowel cut into equal pieces for the trunk! To create the candy cane striping, paint first your base color. Then when dry apply painters tape in a spiral around the dowel and paint your secondary color! Once you remove the tape touch up and even out where necessary! These blocks that I used for the base were only .30 at Hobby Lobby! I painted a primary color then topped it with ivory and sanded the edges for that unique look! Once your base is completed use a cute piece of scrapbook paper to cover the top!|
So Cute, Easy and Affordable!
|Assemble by closing the opening to the tree around the dowel! Use a small amount of hot glue to attach the trunk to the base! You are now ready to decorate!|
Use ornaments that reflect the personality of the intended recipient!
I found tiny clothespins at Wal Mart. Use them to attach money or gift cards! Have fun!
What are you working on?