It's the last Saturday before Christmas, so for me that means last-minute crafting. In the event that I run out of time to finish my current ideas, I thought it would be nice to revisit my Tiny Tart Tree from 2 Christmases ago. It was so easy to create, yet had a really maximum impact. It was a very popular post, and was featured on Funky Junk Donna's I Love That Junk.
As expected, I've been Christmas crafting all week, because I love it, and because I can.....I know little tart tins have been transformed into ornaments in every configuration possible, but I decided to keep it simple......this time. :)
I've collected stacks and stacks of all sizes of these pretty little tins, some beautifully worn, and others bright and shiny. I've been wanting to create with them for years, but I kept getting distracted. This time, I did something about
I recently picked up a small tinsel tree at GW, knowing very well that I had a plethora of ornaments to come up with a themed tabletop tree. So what did I decide on?.........
A kitchen tree, and more specifically, a baking tree.....Loads of little tart tins, each with their own sparkly charm.
Some have vintage rhinestone buttons, and others have little pinecones with silver German glass glitter. I attached the buttons with a glue gun, and the pinecones with removable putty, specifically cord weatherstrip,available at the hardware store.
I played around with different ways to hang the ornaments, because I didn't want anything that would permanently alter them, so I could use them again for future design ideas.
The treetop's tin is a diamond-shaped one with small round tin inserted with a magnet between them, and a button glued inside the round tin. I used a metal lanyard clip with a magnet to fasten the diamond tin to the tree top.
I love so many styles that you just can't box me into one. Designing a variety of small, tabletop trees is the perfect answer to fulfill all of my decorating tastes, and for minimal cost, since you don't have nearly as much space to fill on a tiny tree. Since I had most of the components already, save for the tree and ballchain, this was quick and very inexpensive. Now that's my kind of decorating.......:)