Monday, December 1

Comfortable Christmas: Rope Tree Centerpiece

For this year's comfortable Christmas, I'm doing the house in neutral colors, with natural fibers and different textural elements. In coming up with the centerpiece for our table, I wanted to combine all of those elements in one small piece.  These trees collected on a white square dish with some tipped pinecones and cinnamon sticks turned out better than I had envisioned!

Like most of my crafts, this is super cheap and very simple.  You'll need:

  • Styrofoam cones
  • Straight pins (I used pearlized heads so that you can seem them, but I recommend using dressmaker's pins since they are harder to see)
  • Various cords, ropes and/or twines
  • Additional laces or other embellishments to use for garland

For the tree topper you'll need

  • Two paper stars (I used a star punch I picked up at the craft store)
  • Toothpick
  • Doublestick tape

The rest is easy!

We've got a lot more crafts to show you, plus a house tour when it's all finished!  Have I mentioned I love this time of year??

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    1. Thanks! I thought they came out well-- and they are embarrassingly easy to make lol

  2. That is so lovely! The natural tones and textures are so beautiful. :)

    1. I know! We are thinking that after next year (which will be Harper's choice and her senior year in high school) we are going to make this our permanent theme...

  3. Very cute! I like the lace against the string wrap. Thanks so much for sharing at the Make it Monday Party! Hope to see you again next week.

    1. I thought it made a nice contrast! And thanks, I should be there!

  4. So pretty and natural, love this relaxed take on Christmas decor!

    1. Me too! After last years twinkly chaos, we needed this calmer approach!


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