Today is ballet day. And not just any ballet day... but ballet *after* having been to the Nutcracker ballet day. That means I just can't wait to get to the studio and give it my best! I'm certainly no sugar plum fairy yet, but I'm inspired to get there!
I was also full of inspiration last night (the non-ballet sort) and made a TON of Christmas decorations. I debated about which one to feature today because tomorrow is the last post for the week and it's GF Friday (though the featured recipe is awesome... and you should check it out for your Christmas gatherings, no matter what your allergies are!). I decided to go with the feather tree because the other ones are similar to things we've already done (the ornament lighted garland is done!).
This tree has been taunting me for a long, long time. Where I work we have these GORGEOUS feather trees on display. Unfortunately, they aren't for purchase, much to the dismay of our customers and employees. They're light pink and white and so fluffy. I went to the store to get my supplies and had to make a few adjustments, though. First of all... the foam cones were $11.99... yeah right. Secondly, they didn't have only light pink feathers. They had a light/hot pink mix and then straight white. I got one package of each (feather length, 4-6 inches).
|poster board cone|
I put mine up on a popcorn tin to make it easier. You can put it on any sort of pedestal you'd like, but I'm not sure that it's even necessary.
At the very top, I hot glue a small bulb inside and then tied a bow around it to finish. I wish I would have only tied the bow... but that's ok. It's still cute. It probably didn't really even need anything at the top. The ones at work are bare and so cute.
|feathers are finished!|
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