Christmas Craft- Recipe For Diva Ruffle Trees
Ooh La La. I just made this gorgeous Ruffle Ribbon Christmas Tree at my MOPS meeting this week at Covenant Church.
I’m in love with the sparkly pink snowflake ribbon I chose for this Fancy Christmas project & I used a cool vintage pink knobby glass as its “trunk.” The bottom is actually an old pink candle votive that I already had in my home…so no added cost to the project! Tip: There were a few bare spots where I could see the green foam tree cone underneath the ruffles when I got home so I filled in the bare spots by wrapping pink tulle in between the ribbon rows which worked awesome! This special tree is for my 7 year old daughter- a big fan of Fancy Nancy. She was so excited when I gave it to her after school. Of course, because I have 3 kids, I had to make two more!
Here is a picture of all Three Mini Christmas Trees that I made…This one was made for my 5 year old son. Luckily, I had an extra black fence finial in my garage…have no idea why I had a random finial in my garage. I put his tree on a tin can “trunk” which actually opens up- so cool so he can keep Christmas treasures, money or candy in it- very FUN! AND he made the little red star ornament himself after Kindergarten today.
Lastly, AND with a lot of personality, is the tree I made for my 2 year old, Claire Bear! I used a vintage floral ribbon (un-wired & sewed) and put a snowman ornament on top of this tree, which she picked out from the Christmas box herself. This tree is also all hot glued vs. pinned so she doesn’t unravel the ribbon or stick herself with a pin. The base is a small pink tea tin I had in my kitchen cupboard. I wrapped it with ribbon and glues a few sparkly jewels on. The tin also opens, so she can keep holiday treasures in it for years to come. She was carrying this around all morning- so sweet.
Note: These trees do take some time and patience to make BUT they are so cute and well worth making. I’m actually thinking of making a few more to give as gifts and put homemade caramels beneath in the tins! I’ll post my caramel recipe soon as well.
Here is the recipe to make these holiday trees. Thank you so much to Leslie from my MOPS group for this super fun project. I actually enjoyed making them even more at home since I could focus on being a crafty Diva vs. chatting and seeing my fabulous friends at Church.
*Looking for a way to keep away the holiday weight gain this season?
Tip: keep your hands busy with craft activities like making these trees, knitting or crocheting. I’m a huge fan of baking Christmas cookies and LOVE all homemade treats and sweets. However, if you are the kind of person, who can’t resist the temptation of tins of cookies in your home OR licking every bowl- think about making a craft instead, chew gum while baking (trust your recipes!) OR spend a little extra time outside walking and exercising in the fresh air or at a Zumba or Yoga class.
*Looking for more fun craft project? Here is a cool website I just found - www.MadeInADay.com
Kristie Finnan is a Registered Dietitian/Licensed Nutritionist, Freelance Writer and Published Children's Author. She is the Mom of 3 and Food Snob with a passion for Nutrition Education, Healthy Kids Foods, Marketing and Social Media. Kristie is the Creative Director/Editor for www.DivaDietitian.com and www.KidsLoveFood.com & Founder of www.DoylestownNutrition.com. Diva Dietitian blogs in Full Disclosure. Please see: http://divadietitian.com/about/disclosure.