Sunday, December 12, 2010

Christmas Tree Decorating

A few weeks back when my Mom was visiting we were at Hobby Lobby, she and I were looking for some inexpensive ideas for decorating the tree and she suggested this fun idea. 
I am so pleased with my little decorations and how easy this was!
Here are a few pictures showing how and what I did.
I just bought some plain white bulbs from Hobby Lobby that happened to be half off.
I picked out some pretty tissue paper. I was looking for a pretty red but couldn't find a patterned I liked so I went with this brownish pattern.
 Some Mod Podge gloss finish glue.
 Then I cut out a pattern from the tissue paper and placed it on the bulb and painted the glue over the tissue paper as well as the rest of the bulb.
And voila!
They came out looking so pretty!

I am so pleased with my Mom's fun idea! 
I have all these ideas now of how to make gorgeous looking bulbs with a bunch of pretty tissue paper patterns. It would look so nice to do a red and black pattern or a silver and white pattern. 
The most difficult part would have been cutting out the patterns. It was a little time consuming, but in the end very much worth it!


Marie said...

This is so neat Elizabeth!!! I wish I had known about this earlier. Next year for sure we are going to do this. I am excited to start looking for some pretty tissue paper now. I love your tree in the back ground. It's so earthy!

~ Marie

Tiffany said...

Wow, how beautiful!

Ashleigh said...

How beautiful and easy!!I used to use mod podge alot. It really comes in handy! What a great idea!