Thursday, December 2, 2010

I Made An Explosion!!



Dear Ones, I did! I did! I made an explosion!!
Okay, some of you may call this a tree topper but I call it an explosion!!

I know I'm probably behind the times on these explosion thingys for your Christmas tree top - but I finally bit the bullet and made one! An explosion!! I just had to share with you how simple they are to make.

My sweet friend Kristen at Kristen's Creations shared how she made her explosion for a client's Christmas tree. I thought - I can do this!! So I went about it. Well, I didn't exactly follow Kristen's method. She tied bows directly to the branches on the tree to start. I'm short, my tree is a mazillion feet high so I had to compromise.
Hmmm...what could I do?

Aha! I grabbed a little nekked grapevine wreath, wired ribbon
and some glitzy Christmas picks.
I then went to town tying strips of about 2 feet long on the wreath.
Instead of tying bows I just curled the ribbon.

See? Kinda silly looking, isn't it? But trust me, it gets better.

I couldn't reach the top of the tree even when standing on the stairs.
So Mr. Precious was called to place the wreath on the top of the tree.
Thank you my precious! :)

Let the fun begin.
Well, since I had Mr. Precious in attendance
I asked him to place some of the picks inside the wreath.
He did! I tried poking some picks in too. Woo Hoo!

All right, Mr. DeMille, I'm ready for my closeup
(if you're not olden, you probably won't get this).
I love olden movies as well as singing all the time.
I love this stuff!
I'm getting off track... :)

Exploding on the left.

Exploding on the top.

Whoops! There goes the left side again!

Exploding on the right side.

More explosions on the right.

Peeping down over the stair case - explosions all around!

Oh, how I love my explosion!
It's pretty! It's glitzy!! It's glamorous!
And there it goes...

Exploding again.

See how lovely it is?

I love my explosion! Now you all go out and buy your stuff and make one too!

I'm joining Our Dear Julia at Hooked on Houses
for her Hooked on Houses Holiday Home Tours,
Our Dear Cindy at My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday,
Our Dear Vanessa at Southern in My Heart for Inspiration Friday,
and
Our Dear Courtney at French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday.


Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song~

Top of the World

Such a feelin’s comin’ over me
There is wonder in most everything I see
Not a cloud in the sky

Got the sun in my eyes

And I won’t be surprised if it’s a dream

Everything I want the world to be

Is now coming true especially for me

And the reason is clear
It’s because you are here
You’re the nearest thing to heaven that I’ve seen

I’m on the top of the world lookin’ down on creation

And the only explanation I can find
Is the love that I’ve found ever since you’ve been around

Your love’s put me at the top of the world


Something in the wind has learned my name

And it’s tellin’ me that things are not the same

In the leaves on the trees and the touch of the breeze

There’s a pleasin’ sense of happiness for me

There is only one wish on my mind

When this day is through I hope that I will find

That tomorrow will be just the same for you and me

All I need will be mine if you are here
~sung by The Carpenters