Here's a close-up that shows the back side as well: The fabric has Santas, reindeer and sleighs all over it with the lyrics of jingle bells.
Tree without a skirt: boring! And look at all the cords showing!
Tree with skirt:
Much better! My skirt is a little big for the space, but oh well.
The next project I did is for the outside steps. I found this basket at the thrift store with all the goodies inside it for only $5!
Look at all the good stuff inside!
Red berry picks, fake sugared fruit, and even some red Christmas balls! I ended up only reusing the berry picks for this project, but I did use the sugared fruit elsewhere which I'll show you later.
I took a cheap fake garland from Walmart and coiled it in the basket. Then I added two nicer evergreen picks in the middle to add some height (I got those from Joanne's when they were 50% off) Finally, I stuck in the berry picks for color. Here's what it looks like now:
Here's a close-up of the inside of the basket:
One of the nice evergreen picks has pine cones on it, and the other has crystal snow. I thought together they were a nice balance.
Here's the basket on it's stool on the front steps:
Well, what do you think? Not a bad looking basket for less than $10 and 10 minutes work! Plus, it's not really too Christmassy to leave out all winter long. (Or at least until my hubby gets tired of shoveling around it!) ;)
Got any small projects you've finished lately?
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