Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Christmas Topiaries

I am just not around much in the fall.  I run a small daycare in my home and I have all teachers, so, I get the summers off to spend with my kids.  That is also when my kids sports get really rolling, and, I am on either a football or softball field when not with the little ones.  I know it is late, but, I did want to share this little craft I did for Thanksgiving.  




It looked nice on my Thanksgiving table.  Sorry, I didn't even get pictures this year.  My husbands dad went into the hospital the day before our Thanksgiving dinner, and, I just feel blessed that we even had one.



It was very easy.  I just glued hazelnuts and almonds to a couple of styrofoam forms.




I made another hazelnut tree and added some red berries and a raffia garland.  Oh, and I but a little Spanish moss to hide some of the gaps.



I popped some pine cones into the flower pots I had some candles in and it makes a nice natural table scape.



I cut a piece of burlap for a runner.  I think I need to fray it a little. 






Very easy and inexpensive.  


12 comments:

  1. Rhonda, these creations are amazing. Such loveley and affordable Christmas decor!!

    Thank you so much for participating in our Aloha Friday Blog Hop!! I am following you, of course!! Wishing you and yours a lovely week!!

    Aloha,

    Jean {What Jean Likes}

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  2. Rhonda, I am amazed at all you do. You inspire me.

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  3. Rhonda these are awesome! They look great paired with the pine cones. Family first girlfriend!

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  4. I like that alot!! Great and simple...
    Nancy
    http://wildoakdesigns.blogspot.com

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  5. It did turn out very nice! I really like the nut trees.

    I hope your father-in-law's back home and feeling better.

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  6. How adorable! what a brilliant ideas!

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  7. I love it! How creative. It's such a wonderful way to use those natural elements we have on hand! Thanks for sharing ;)

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  8. Those are really cute! Hope your FIL is feeling better!

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  9. Hi Rhonda, I’m Anne from Life on the Funny Farm (http://annesfunnyfarm.blogspot.com), and I’m visiting from Fantabulous Friday.

    These are fantastic! I thought they were made with acorns at first. Great idea to use the packaged nuts!

    Anyway, thanks for posting this. If you’ve never visited yet, I hope you can pop by my blog sometime to say hi…

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  10. We love your crafty creations and appreciate you taking the time to share it with us in the Crafty Showcase. Stop back in to see who gets featured on Friday.

    Merry Christmas,
    Susie, Sandy, Sarah & the Bowdabra Designers
    http://www.bowdabrablog.com

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  11. Rhonda, these are so rusticly beautiful and you did such an awesome job. I want to make more handmade things next Christmas. Oh dear! So lovely. Found you via Friendly Friday Hop and your new follower.

    Adin B
    http://www.thriftysahmway.com

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