3 Shades of Christmas Tree.

December 13th, 2013 in member junk     
DiannePerry Dianne Perry, contributor
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I admit it...I love me a little fancy for Christmas! The vintage crystals are an added bonus.
Here they are the 3 shades of Christmas. Make sure they are three different sizes or youll have a really funny looking Christmas tree. Scraps of fabric, ribbon, and lace will add the fancy. A 1/4 inch threaded rod, washers and nuts, along with the base of a vintage music stand offer the structure of the tree.
Oooo, la, la. To me this is a whole lot of yumminess!
Measure the rod and mark at the appropriate height for your 3 shabes...then cut the rod with a hack saw.
Slip the rod into music stand baseand slip the largest of your shades into place. 
Thread the first bolt to keep bottom shade firmly in place then let the stacking begin! Nuts and washers will hold the remaining two shades where you want them!
Position the shades the way you like. They can overlap each other or not. Its your call. I chose no overlap.
Cut up your scraps and tie on to shades. It can be full or it can be more of Charlie Brown tree. Hold the pickles, holt the lettuce, special orders dont upset us!!
Every tree needs a topper. I thought this vintage crystal doorknob was just the right piece for this tree,
Wa la!!!
I admit it...I love me a little fancy for Christmas! The vintage crystals are an added bonus.

I admit it...I love me a little fancy for Christmas! The vintage crystals are an added bonus.


I could not wait to start this project. This is my first Christmas in my new home so I decided I need a new tree. This is what I came up with. My husband says it's a little girly....but whose asking him???


Pattern or design used: My own design
posted in: member junk, seasonal, christmas, textile, tree

Comments (11)

JunkGypsy writes: OMGeeeeee!!! Im SO Lovin this idea!!!! I also see endless possibilities, my mind jst took off! Teacups and crystals,painted and/or glittered pinecones, old keys, silver plated silverware, vintage mercury glass christmas ornaments, jst to name a few...... O, My, I cnt wait to start mine! ...a Valentine's day tree full of hearts of Every kind, maybe mixed with cherubs, angels, Ooooooooohhhh!!! Posted: 10:52 am on February 10th
CottageElements writes: Dianne, or should I call you Franny Pfarkel :-) What a fun Christmas tree! It's a little shabby, but still very chic!

Lani Posted: 4:40 pm on December 23rd
artteachergirl writes: LOVE IT, LOVE IT, LOVE IT!!! The door knob on top, well...tops it off beautifully!
I have hoarded three shades for several years wanting to do this. Finally found just the right one that would give it more of a tree shape...found it by the road, of course! It's on my back porch now confusing my Christmas guest :-) Your tree puts mine in the shade though :-) Posted: 5:29 pm on December 22nd
gadgetsponge writes: Hello Dianne! It looks great and I know this would be a hit in any retail store. Keep 'em coming! Posted: 3:25 pm on December 19th
suziart writes: I love this...very creative!!! Could do so much with it!

Suzi~

Posted: 7:47 am on December 16th
chippingcharm writes: Hi Dianne :) Beautiful and clever! Laurel Posted: 5:21 am on December 16th
EmmasNookandGranny writes: Great job, Dianne! No watering and no needles - real or artificial - to clean up. Fabulous!

~Marge Posted: 5:43 pm on December 13th
DunhamDesigns writes: OOOOh so so adorable! very creative, as for your husband tell him a little girly is good... Posted: 4:16 pm on December 13th
GypsyBarn writes: Welcome to the party Dianne or Franny lol!! Love the new project! Posted: 1:34 pm on December 13th
Pfarkelsisters writes: Well, the 1st Pfarkel has to chime in here....Good job!! It is good the Pfarkel Sisters and my house have a great supply of stuff...enough so that she could do another half dozen or so...just saying The finish project is great and it requires no watering to keep it alive! Posted: 12:59 pm on December 13th
georgiamoon writes: OMG!!! This is so darn CUTE!! I really love this and can see so many ways to personalize it. Depending on your taste, and what you have on hand, it could turn out so many ways. Thank you for sharing this idea.
Georgia Posted: 11:39 am on December 13th
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