Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Adding Turquoise To Our Christmas

Hello!  With turquoise being the accent color for our apartment, I thought I really should add turquoise to our Christmas decor. I am bringing a slim tree, from home, that I use in our dining room. It will fit perfectly between the television and the computer armoire. I bought some tiny turquoise balls for it and some other small ornaments with turquoise.  Now the rest of the apartment needs some turquoise Christmas, I found this magazine at Joann's...

There are some really great ideas in this magazine!

I fell in love with this turquoise button tree. So, I bought some wool felt from their resource , I ordered buttons from Etsy (I wish I could remember which Etsy store, sorry!) and I wanted an inexpensive oval frame. I found this at Michael's... 

I, obviously, took it all apart and I spray painted the frame ivory. This frame only cost me about $4.

Here is my tree in progress, it's actually getting close to being done. I love how the buttons shine!

All set in it's frame. I decided to leave the tree completely ivory and white and didn't add the colored ornament buttons.

I found a shimmery organza turquoise ribbon to use for the hanger.

What do you think? What are you working on?

Have a great day!!!

Today, I'm linking up with Embellishing Life's Craft Catwalk!

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Look beyond the picket fence said...

Very cute. It has a beach feel to it. The buttons look like sea shells. They do have a lovely glow. I love when I buy a book and actaually make something from it! You have been very creative lately!

Anita@Theycallmejammi said...

Cute button tree....turquoise is a beautiful color and I'll bet we will see some beautiful combinations this year. At the time, I'm not working on anything...still recovering from my Halloween party this past weekend.


Hi Kim,
I saw the same thing and I so want to make one! Yours is great!!! Did you hot glue the buttons on???
deb :)

Barb said...

Hi Kim,
That turned out fantastic. I think Christmas in your new home will be very pretty.
The market every where is tough right now. Poor Mi! Growing up there it holds a special place in my heart. i hope things turn around soon!

Love the Pic of Emma. My goodness, she has grown!

big hugs,

Linda ★ Parker's Paradise said...

It is so sweet, Kim!
I love the skinny trees and I am sure you will decorate yours beautifully.
I am not working on anything Christmas oriented. Christmas is not my favorite holiday--any more. No need to elaborate. I do, however, love my winter things--snowmen, mittens, skates, cardinals, evergreens.......
I hope you post your tree when the time comes.

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

I bought that one too, but I haven't had a chance to look through it yet! :)

Mel said...

Hi Kim,

How pretty and elegant; it almost looks Victorian. I like yours better than the original one.

Thanks for your kind comment about my tote bag. For sure try it, just don't be as dumb as me with the lining. ha ha.

Julies knitting corner said...

This looks really good Kim you have done a wonderful job, I like something different. Julie.C

Jenny @ Embellishing Life said...

What a cute idea! Thanks for linking it up at the Catwalk! Hope to see you next week :)

The Brickhouse said...

Love the button tree and I love your blog..!

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

I really do love this project! :) Maybe I ought to actually read my magazine, huh? ;) Thanks for joining the party! If you could add my button to your post or a link back, that would be great. :)

goldenbird said...

I like your button tree! It has a nice vintage feel to it. Must have been lots of fun to make.

Mary Joy said...

I love it!!!!

I used to LOVE that magazine! We don't have a JoAnn's around us...(sad face) But I am so glad you shared this project with us. I just love the buttons! What a beautiful way to put buttons to work as art. Its really pretty!

Stopping by from Amanda's party.