I can't believe it but I actually sat down a some nights ago and took the time to create something before Christmas and it felt so good too but I didn't have time until today to share it with you.
I tried bleaching little bottle brush trees for the first time and after a total disaster the second batch turned out OK. Taking my trusty little notebook to hand I found an idea that I had a few months ago but didn't have the time nor did I feel well enough to bring it together ~ but now I did!!
Searching my studio ~ aka craft room ~ I found the perfect piece that I needed to bring my Christmas creation to life in the shape of a little wooden cigar box ~ I have several of them just waiting to be used.
When I make something new, I find the best part of a new creation is the before and then the after part! I just love how things come together and become something beautiful!
So, this is the before ...
These cigar boxes are so versatile and I am hoping to come up with more ideas to use them in the future.
And now for the after ... this is the part I just LOVE!!!
This is my little Christmas tree ...
... with a shiny tree topper and shiny garlands ...
... and toys underneath waiting for the children to wake up to on Christmas morning!
What do you think of all the lovely little toys? Arent' they just so neat?!
I decided not only to cover the inside but also the outside of the cigar box with music sheets.
I am thrilled with the way this little Christmas creation has turned out.