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Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Crafty Tuesday

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Welcome to Crafty Tuesday!  Crafty Tuesday is to share with others your craftiness, either with things you have made (craftiness or baking because that’s crafty too!) little ideas on fun things with the kids or something cute you have found that you would like to make!  Please feel free to link up and take the button in the sidebar on the right hand side!  Thanks!!!

For almost the past month I have been working on my Jesse Tree.  It wasn’t that hard to do but just finding the time to sit down for more than the 15 min Mad would allow me was the hardest thing to do.

I can’t wait to start on this!!  I know it will be good for Maddie and I think it will be good for hubby and I too.  Maddie is very excited to help hang the ornaments too.  She had a fun time finding the right ones today when I was trying to get a decent picture of it.  I think when we start doing it though I will start at the bottom instead of the top like I did for the pictures. 
Here is the link to the Jesse Tree again.  It was a lot of fun to make!

Here is my Jesse Tree. 
I had my mom and Sharron out on a mission to find me some cheap material.  Our little town doesn’t have a place that has material except one and she is really expensive.  They were able to find me some green corduroy for about $2 so I was very excited!!  It was the perfect amount too!!

I just cut a giant long triangle, I think about 36” or so, cut 2 pieces of fabric.  I went ahead and put the buttons on first so I didn’t have to worry about going through the other side.  Once that was done I just put it wrong sides together and sewed it up, leaving a little spot on the side to turn it.  I also put a dowel rod in the bottom for extra weight and so it would spread out right.  There is also a pocket on the back with a Velcro closure so that I can hold the extra ornaments and the papers that we will read every day we do it.  Hopefully this will also keep everything together so we can do it every year! 
For the ornaments I printed out 2 sets and then we glued them together and laminated it with the contact paper I still had.  Then I just used a whole bunch and used some red yarn for the loops.  Hopefully that will help them last a little longer too.  

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Debbie said...

Wow. Your tree is great. I agree that it will probably be fun and good for the whole family.
I'm a new follower from FMBT.

Nicole said...

Thank you so much Debbie! I am swinging over to check you out and follow you back!

Shanee said...

I'm your newest follower from the Tuesday Blog Hops! Come check out my blog at: http://adventuresofathriftymommy.blogspot.com/ While you are there don't forget to check out my LOW Entry giveaways!

Have a great day!

varunner said...

Wow, that turned out really cute!

April said...

hi! i'm following from To The Top Blog Hop! i hop you'll visit my blog and follow back :)



Angela said...

Beautiful job. I am linking up tomorrow...got my 'craft' done!! lol..oh girl you just wait...

Christy said...

Thanks for linking up with us on the train ride this week! We are looking forward to seeing you next week!

Danielle said...

Just hopping by on the blog hop. I am your newest follower I popped over from The Mommy Chronicles

Nicole said...

Thanks everyone for the wonderful compliments and also for the new followers!

I am hoping this will get more to join in on my Crafty Tuesday meme! :p

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