Sweater Trees! Easy, cheap (free)

Craft hoarding pays off again!!  I have kept this giant box that our Ikea Poang Chair came in because it was perfectly square, and about 3 inches wide/tall.  It was going to become a wall hanging of some sort, but then I found it’s true calling!  
Trees!  Free trees!
I just grabbed a ruler and started drawing tall skinny triangles on my box.
 I used a box cutter to cut them out.

 I hot glued a square of burlap onto the trunk of each tree.
More hoarding:  these are the leftovers from my sweater stockings.  I just knew they would be useful somehow.
I hot glued the sweater piece in a few spots on the front, 
then flipped it over, cut to size, wrapped and glued.

                       
                         

That’s it! 
 They were FREE!  
And they finish my shelves perfectly!  
I am quite smitten by them.  

I scored the HO HO HO’s at the DI (Utah Thrift store)  for $3.00 a couple years ago and this is the first year I have come up with a great place for them.  

Decorating for free is the best!  Especially when it will only be up for a month.  What do you think?  Are you ready to craft hoard just a bit?
I’ve got another project using cardboard I’ll be sharing soon, the same box even. 
 So worth holding on to. : ) 
Have a great weekend!
*UPDATE*- We showed this project along with our DIY Santa Bags on Channel 2′s Fresh Living.  See the segment HERE.  We had a blast!

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  1. says

    Love this diy & would love for you to share it at my party that starts new this Friday over @DearCreatives Happy holidays & hope you can drop by! Theresa

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Sweater Trees! Easy, cheap (free)

Craft hoarding pays off again!!  I have kept this giant box that our Ikea Poang Chair came in because it was perfectly square, and about 3 inches wide/tall.  It was going to become a wall hanging of some sort, but then I found it’s true calling!  
Trees!  Free trees!
I just grabbed a ruler and started drawing tall skinny triangles on my box.
 I used a box cutter to cut them out.

 I hot glued a square of burlap onto the trunk of each tree.
More hoarding:  these are the leftovers from my sweater stockings.  I just knew they would be useful somehow.
I hot glued the sweater piece in a few spots on the front, 
then flipped it over, cut to size, wrapped and glued.

                       
                         

That’s it! 
 They were FREE!  
And they finish my shelves perfectly!  
I am quite smitten by them.  

I scored the HO HO HO’s at the DI (Utah Thrift store)  for $3.00 a couple years ago and this is the first year I have come up with a great place for them.  

Decorating for free is the best!  Especially when it will only be up for a month.  What do you think?  Are you ready to craft hoard just a bit?
I’ve got another project using cardboard I’ll be sharing soon, the same box even. 
 So worth holding on to. : ) 
Have a great weekend!
*UPDATE*- We showed this project along with our DIY Santa Bags on Channel 2′s Fresh Living.  See the segment HERE.  We had a blast!

Craft-o-maniacSkip to my LouKeeping it SimpleCreatively LivingSomeday CraftsGingersnap CraftsSeven Thirty ThreeSnap! CreativityCreations by KaraMade to be a MommaAshley’s Dandelion WishesSimply Designing

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