Monday, December 1, 2008

Tips on Tuesday


It's time for Tips on Tuesday hosted by the lovely Sandra at Diary of a SAHM. My tip for today is about decorating your Christmas tree.
You may have seen this idea before, but I though it was worth sharing. When you are done decorating your tree, does it look like there are spots that need something? Take one of these twirly dried naturals, that you see in floral arrangements (on my bag they are called Dried Naturals) and stick it into any empty spot you find.
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Here is a close up view of my tree - you can see a few of them sticking out of the side.
These are available at any hobby store in the dried flower area and I have seen them in silver, gold, white and natural. They make a nice addition to your tree!



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19 comments:

Trying to Stay Calm! said...

I'm new here, what a great blog :) ♥ Hugs!

Deb said...

I have some silver ones in a dried flower arrangement. . .That is a very cool idea. . .your tree is beautiful, I love that idea, Thanks:)

justabeachkat said...

I've used them before...great suggestion. Your tree is beautiful.

Hugs!
Kat

Mary said...

Mari,

Thanks for your feeling better wishes. I am under the weather, for sure.

I am going to pick up some of these in white. I think they would look lovely in those little "need something" places. Thanks for the tip.

Blessings,
Mary

Cheri said...

It is a great filler!

The Sloterbeeks said...

What a great idea, and such a cool pic of your tree -I love it =)
DMS

Lara Gisela said...

Hi Mari,
It is really a very good idea.

Demara said...

Your tree looks lovely Mari!!!

Cherdecor said...

Your tree is gorgeous! Great tip!

All My Blessings said...

That's a great idea! I do believe that I have some that are red. Good idea....thank you....Kae

Pat said...

I do that too, but mine are kind of worn out from the last couple of Christmas tree trimmings. I just went to Walmart and bought some more, I think I'll add them to my garland on my mantle too. Can't be to sparkly after all!!

photomama said...

what an awesome idea. hobby lobby here i come! keep the ideas coming.

Mississippi Songbird said...

great idea and your tree is beautiful! Bunches of hugs!

BethAnne said...

Use those all over my trees....love'em, but do you have any tips about keeping them from getting into a tangled mess while they are in storage (other than wrapping them one by one)???? ;-) They are a pain to get to come apart. Your tree looks beautiful..how bout a full size shot so we can see it all?

Musicaljean said...

Great idea! I've often received Christmas flower arrangements that had those in. Your tree really does look lovely.

jenniferw said...

That stuff is called "ting-ting" and I love it! I just picked up some at Michael's on Friday, and I can't wait to stick it all which-a-way in my tree! There's already some amidst the poinsettias and frosted eucalyptus in my door bucket. Your decorations look lovely, Mari.

Shelly said...

That is a great idea. I like your tree. I still have a lot of kids crafts on my tree and several snowmen. Your's looks really nice. Love the colors. We put LED lights on ours this year.

Did Bob carve that Santa? Maybe you should take pics of other ornaments if he made them and show everyone in blogland!

Kathi~Lavender, Lace and Thyme said...

Mari, your tree is beautiful, I can't wait to get mine done this weekend! Thank you for the wonderful idea! :)

Kayren, Pink Daisy Girl said...

Well, that is a very cool tip! I would love to see your entire tree, because that little picture is beautiful.