I had planned on showing you my Advent Calendar and give you a quick tutorial today on how I made it, but well...it's not done. It's almost there, but it still needs some work (which it will get late into tonight I am sure). Rather than skip a day of blogging I decided to give you an even more brief tutorial on how I made some of my tree decorations this year. I'll be back with the Advent calendar later this week.
Now on to the tutorial! This year I'm attempting a more elegant Victorian color schemed tree. As I've been shopping for bargains I came across some gorgeous clip on poinsettias in a beautiful cream color. I loved them, but at anywhere from $1.00 to $2.00 each I was not going to be buying them any time soon. So I decided to DIY them. The best part is that they're so easy to make, you can too! I stopped what I was doing to whip one up and take some pictures to show you. Here's how you do it:
Buy some of these:
|I bought my floral stems at Michael's this past weekend at 60% off. I bought 3 stems at $1.20 each which gave me enough for 24 flowers for my tree!|
Grab your hot glue gun and glue the long side of the clip to the green plastic part of the flower.
I added a little more glue to make sure it was secure and voila! Gorgeous clip on flowers for much, much less!
(And now I just have 23 more to go... ;) )
Right after I finish the Advent calendar. Oy.
Total cost for the project:
3 Floral stems at 60% off - $3.60
2 packages of clips at (either $2.99 or $3.99 each - I'm looking for the receipt, for now let's go with the larger amount) $8.00
Total - $11.60 + tax
That comes out to right at 50 cents per flower. That's half the cost of the premade "cheap" ones! :)
***Your cost may vary due to sale prices and local tax. This would be a fantastic project to tackle using stuff from after Christmas sales!
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