Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Crafty Recycling - Recycled Table Centre Piece

I wanted to make something cute for the table this year, so I came up with this!:
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I got some twigs from our garden and spray painted them silver.  I then thought of using an empty can as the "pot" for the "tree".  To anchor the tree, I planted the main twig into a block of styrofoam (which luckily I'd kept from packaging that my craft room storage drawers came in):
 I celotaped the other 2 twigs to this main twig:
And placed it down in the centre of the tin and threw in some spray painted pine cones to keep the tree up right and sturdily in place:
Then I took some silver ribbons and stuck them along the top and bottom of the can with double sided sticky tapes, and glued (with a glue gun) a pretty ribbon around the centre of the can:
Then I got to decorating the tree with teeny tiny pine cones which I spray painted silver as well (tied them on with ordinary beading string), and I glued on little snowflake-y silver glittered decorations (I made them as well):
 
And lastly, to turn it into an even cuter centre piece, I arranged mini gifts around the tree (these are just little Christmas tree ornaments):
Well, I had fun making it, and I think it came out pretty cute! :)

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18 comments:

The Answer Is Chocolate said...

This turned out great! I love taking something found and ordinary, and transforming it into something beautiful.

Naturally Me Creations said...

Thanx Chocolate Girl! :)

Cindy said...

What a neat idea. Thanks for the tip. I'm following you back. Thanks for visiting.

Naturally Me Creations said...

Yay! :) Tnx for stopping by! :D

curlie girlie said...

Cute idea! I especially liked the ribbon around the can, it's pretty. I found you through the Catch a Wave Wednesday blog hop and I'm your newest follower. Come follow me too! :)
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Sherri @ Design2Shine said...

So cute! I love that you recycled items to make something pretty.

Lyndee @ A Recovering Craft Hoarder said...

Yea! I LOVE this so much. Who knew a tin can could look so elogent?!!

Whimsical Creations said...

What a great idea!

Naturally Me Creations said...

Tnx ya'll! :D

Rhiannon said...

i love that you re used all those items and how you made the snow flake cutouts from an empty box! I saw your comment on sew woodsy about the cork board i just wanted to give you a tip, paint the foam board backing a cork color so the gaps dont stand out! hahaha have a great day!

Naturally Me Creations said...

Tnx Rhiannon! :D And I appreciate the tip! Tnx for visiting! :)

Denise Marie said...

love how you used what was in your hands to create something that sparkles and delights.

Naturally Me Creations said...

Tnx Denise, and tnx for visiting! :D

Crafty Creations said...

This is terrific!!! Love it as a centerpiece and the covered ribbon can came out great !!!
Maria

Naturally Me Creations said...

Tnx Maria! :D I think i'm still gonna have lots of fun decorating cans for different uses...hehe. :)

Shelly said...

Your tree is fantastic! Love using items you already have! I have been looking around so much, I should probably Follow you. :)

My Little Corner of Savings said...

That is such a great idea, I wish I had found it for this year but I am surely going to save it for next year.

Monica said...

Wow! Love that unusual arrangement... So pretty!

xxx Monica