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Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Lace Christmas Trees

Do you save the little pieces of lace that are left over from past projects?  Well, I do....and I have a pretty big bag of them!  Most of the pieces were 6-8 inches long, but I had a few that were about a yard long.  I decided that I would make some lace Christmas trees for this years mantle and ....
I was really pleased with the way they turned out!
I used recycled cardboard boxes to make my cones.    Coca Cola & Krispy Kreme...I forgot to take before pictures!  What is left of the cartons in in the top left side of the picture.   Those donuts were yummy!

I took my pieces of lace and hand gathered them....easy to do in front of the TV at night....it's a simple sewing project that the grands could have fun helping!
I made my cone 21 inches long....about a  5" diameter across at the bottom...which is about a 12 " circumference.

I used one of my yard long pieces to make the ruffle to go around the bottom.  I used about 3 times the fabric to make really full ruffles.

You can see in the second photo that I allowed about 3/4 inch between the tiers.   
You can see in the first two photos how I had to hot glue 2-3 of the short pieces around the cone to make a complete tier.

Just keep gluing your gathered scraps of lace around the cone until it is finished!

Your trees can sit flat or you can put them in a container.   My 5" tree bottoms fit perfect in these large vintage tea glasses.' 
All your trees will be "one of a kind" as you are using scraps!

See all the different kids of lace that I used.

You could also decorate these cute little trees......

  Here is the link to a earlier post showing how I made these garland trees.
http://penny-pennystreasures.blogspot.com/2013/11/lets-make-some-christmas-trees.html
                    I hope you are enjoying your Holiday crafting as much as I am!


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44 comments:

  1. Really love the lace trees! My Mom is always getting bags of lace at garage sales--I must try this!

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  3. Bonjour,

    Une manière très originale et vraiment astucieuse de faire entrer Noël dans sa maison... J'aime !
    Gros bisous

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  4. Carinissimi questi alberi di Natale di pizzo!Devo provare!Baci,Rosetta

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  5. So pretty! I have seen them made using styrofoam cones from craft stores as well.

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  6. Beautiful, delicate and such a perfect addition to your lovely home!
    Jemma

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  7. Penny!

    Love these and the funny thing is that I was thinking of doing something similar!! Wonderful Idea!!

    Hugs,
    Deb

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  8. Those lace trees are stunning. I save my scraps too and now you have given me something to do with them. Thank you.

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  9. Love your lace trees. You are a very clever woman! Thanks for sharing.

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  10. Penny, I absolutely adore your lace trees! I made garland trees many years ago but never lace ones. They really are darling. Thank you for sharing these at my HOME.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  11. Those are wonderful wish I had the time to make a few for myself , I just love them

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  12. Lace and Christmas trees....so romantic and adorable!
    Kisses
    Alessandra

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  13. I just cant believe how beautiful these are! I love them and thank you for sharing your great idea!
    Leticia

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  14. I have so much left over lace. This is great. Thanks for sharing.

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  15. The lace trees are beautiful! Will have to try!

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  16. Hello Penny!!!
    What a gorgeous idea!!! I love the use of lace for your trees...they are so delicate and feminine looking, and just beautiful and simple too in your lovely kitchen! Great idea!!! Thank you so much for sharing them with us for my party!
    Blessings,
    Doni

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  17. Penny, these are just so pretty!!! I love that you also have them sitting in a goblet! what a great idea. your kitchen is so pretty, I'd never want to cook!!

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  18. Penny, you are so creative! These lace trees are absolutely perfect! I am your newest follower, can am looking forward to visiting again and seeing all of your creative projects. I would love for you to follow me back at maddiebellahome.blogspot,com so that we can inspire one another.

    Hugs,
    Betty (maddiebellahome)

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  19. Penny these lace trees are so pretty. I love how you have taken scrapes and made such a beautiful Christmas decoration. Thanks for sharing at TTF!

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  20. Thanks for joining us at the Foodies and Crafties Soiree! Love this idea for using up leftover materials- very thrifty and pretty!

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  21. Oh l loove your lace Christmas trees! Thank you so much for the lovely idea! Pam in Norway x

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  22. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous :) If you have a minute, stop by and share at my new link party, Everyday Vintage. Your style is the perfect fit. Would love to see you there!

    http://heleneslegacy.blogspot.com/2013/11/everyday-vintage-link-party.html

    Lisa @ Helene's Legacy

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  23. These are adorable, love your idea for the base of the tree!!

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  24. Sweet little lacey trees Penny! very pretty, and great up cycle on the bases ;-)

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  25. Hi Penny, the lace trees are so you. Super cute! Thanks for sharing them with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  26. Love the lace trees!

    Great to have you at Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper

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  27. What a wonderfully creative idea! Lovely...

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  28. What a lovely Christmas decor project and lovely blog. Love how you created such beautiful trees with your odds and ends lace!! I found you through the Family Home and Life Wednesday Link Up Party. I'm a new follower and Blogloving follower. I hope you'll have the chance to drop by my blog too. ~ Blessings, Tracey

    Garden of Grace

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  29. Your trees are beautiful, Penny! This would be a good project to make with heirloom lace.

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  30. Great idea, Penny! And oh-so-pretty!! : )

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  31. Oh, these are beautiful Penny! I love them. I'm featuring this at tomorrow's Thriving on Thursday. Thanks so much for linking up. I'm your newest follower.

    Anne xx

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  32. Beautifully elegant and so you Penny! I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,
    Kathy

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  33. Penny, Love all your wonderful Creative Christmas Trees!! I'll be featuring you this week at Simple & Sweet Fridays.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Hugs,
    Jody

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  34. Penny!!! These are beautiful!!! Thanks for sharing with us at Fancy This Fridays!!! We featured your post today!! :)

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  35. I love your lace trees! What a great way to use leftover pieces of lace.

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  36. Какая прелесть получилась!!!!! :)

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  37. These are absolutely fantastic!!! I wish I had saved all that old lace that was my mom's. Visiting from Clever Chicks Blog Hop.

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  38. Wow, these are so pretty! Thankyou for the instructions. I'm a happy new follower from the Three Mango Seeds Linky Party. You are so clever and your blog is gorgeous!

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  39. So nice! Great idea! Thank you for participating in the project Handmade Cafe!

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  40. These are gorgeous, you're amazing. You have such great ideas and your home looks so heavenly always.
    xxx
    Marlene

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  41. These are Gorgeous, and Thank~You so much for showing us how you made them. I can't wait to make a few!

    Huggs, Nancy

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