What to do for the Mom-in-law's Christmas tree? My Mom-in-law loves Christmas decorations and so when she spends Christmas with us I try to give her her own tree in her room, as well as our usual one in the living room. She loves the sea so I decided to go with a sea life theme.
First off some wooden dolphin cut-outs.
Drill a little hole in them, attach a hanger and then paint them.
Add some blue beads for eyes
And then go crazy with the glitter!
Same idea with some seahorse cut-outs.
And then onto the shells. I picked these up the last time I visited my parents - not many seashells in Chicago!
The trusty glue-gun comes into play to attach hangers and beads. (The glue-gun is such a great invention!)
And then the glitter comes into play again! For some reason I was having camera issues here, so sorry for the blurry images.
Some of the shells need just a touch of glitter to enhance them and make them look festive
The plainer ones lend themselves to a more generous coating of sparkles
I tried to follow the natural patterns on these with the glitter
These were really fiddly and I think I probably ended up wearing more glitter than the shell!
It is only at Christmas that you can get away with all this glitter, and it is fun :)
Finally all the glittering was done
And it was time to put everything onto the tree
I hid the ugly tree stand with a piece of material and scattered more shells around
And voila! Sea side tree
Not sure if my Mom-in-law liked it, she didn't say but I had fun getting in touch with my inner five year old and getting covered in glue and glitter :)
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