Sunday, November 29, 2009

Holiday Highlights #3

The DIY Show Off

Welcome to the 3rd DIY Show Off Holiday Highlights party!
Link up your holiday projects, decor or check out the links for great ideas & inspiration!

I decorated my Christmas tree tonight! In yesterday's post (here), I shared how I gave my tree some height and covered the ugly tree stand. Today, I swapped out the tablecloth for a burlap cover (using the round tablecloth as a pattern and sewing 2 half circles together). I love it! Here it is with the burlap "root ball" look that I was going for.

This is our main Christmas tree in the livingroom which is a little more formal at the moment. I love the glow and could sit and enjoy a Christmas tree for hours, listening to Christmas music. (Pictures make the ornaments and decorations look pink, but they're actually pretty shades of gold.)

More Pretty Projects
Look at these spool ornaments! I love them - so unique and so pretty!

DIY instructions at Make Mine Beautiful!
Thanks for sharing your creativity, Polly!

I love this ornament tree that Courtney made!
More details at her blog, RedHeads Craft More Fun.

Isn't it pretty? I love the different sizes and pretty blues.
Beautiful job, Courtney!


You know how much I love mercury glass. Using the technique I shared on my pumpkins, Jodi made these pretty vases and ornaments. Great job, Jodi! I'm definitely going to do some too!

HERE are the painting instructions. But, for the ornaments, Jodi put on a rubber glove, removed the hanging neck piece, held it by the neck and sprayed. Then she put a screwdriver in the hole used clamps to hold the screwdriver.

aily reminder. Shop the vendor links for awesome gift ideas and
The DIY Show Off up your inspiration. I love seeing your ideas and DIY holiday projects!
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If you'd like to link YOUR DIY holiday project or even holiday decor for inspiration post to the party:
  1. You must use the button above (or html code on left side bar) and link to this post to share the linky love.
  2. Add your permalink (not your blog url, but your holiday project post url which is the web address that goes directly to your holiday project blog post, not your blog address). Feel free to link a Past Post, just invite your readers in a current post with a quick note.
  3. Or email your link to and I will add it for you.
  4. If you notice your link has disappeared - please add the link back to The DIY Show Off to your post today with a quick note to your readers about the party and try again! I love when everyone participates and readers check out everyone's links, but I think the return favor of linking back is the nice thing to do so everyone plays fair and enjoys all of the projects and links. Links not related to DIY holiday projects or holiday decor for inspiration will be deleted.


tales from an oc cottage said...

That "cupcake" is too adorable! And your tree is simply magical!

m ^..^

Stephanie Lynn said...

I LOVE the burlap!!!! It looks amazing! Now I need another tree to do this! Great job - It's perfect!

The Stylish House said...

Your tree looks wonderful, and I love the burlap base! It's after midnight so I'm off to vote again for your bath makeover. I'm pulling for you!

Lisa said...

Your Christmas tree looks magical!

Cindy said...

Loving that burlap! We have a real tree...or will be getting one if I can get my teenagers' schedules to collide (grrr), so I'll be doing a burlap skirt instead of a bundled trunk. Have to water the real ones (again, grrrr).

Tracychele @ The Week-Ender said...

Great pics Roeshel! The tree is stunning! I am voting daily! I hope you win! Have a great Monday.

Leanne said...

I'm still voting for you. The tree looks beautiful. Thanks for hosting such a great party again.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Love the close up shots of your tree, Roeshel! I'm going to try that for the different linky parties coming up. I've seen all the ornament wreaths, but not an ornament tree before ~ I love that! Can't wait to find time to see everyone's links.

Kendra @ Domestic Princess in Training said...

LOVE the tree, the gold just shimmers!

Michelle@Fromhousetohome said...

Hi Roeshel! Was that you that emailed me about the DIY contest? I was checking through emails and thought I saw your name before I accidentally hit delete. I need to use my mouse, I'm always deleting things with the laptop pad by accident. Anyway, I hope you are having a good Monday so far!
Love the treee! The garland looks beautiful. I'm so ready to get ours up, as soon as my hubby finishes sanding the kitchen floor today, it's clean up time and I can think about some holiday stuff.

Dayka said...

I LOVE your tree and like the burlap much better. It's one of those things that looked good before, but you didn't even know the burlap was "missing" until you used it. BEAUTIFUL! And I've been voting and am SO hoping you guys win! It will make for some great posts!

Jenny said...

Your tree is awesome! I love that ornament tree too. For some reason, I can't see any pics after the ornament tree. I just see gray blocks.

Holly said...

Your tree looks beautiful! I really liek the rot ball idea. I love the spool ornaments too.

Holly @ 504 Main

Cathy said...

I have been voting for you. I hope you win. I also can't see any pictures under the ornament tree one (which is gorgeous by the way). Good luck on the contest.

Lisa said...

LOVE those spool ornaments!
I voted...I hope you win!!

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Kim said...

I keep voting for you! I hope you win! BTW, the pics for the silver items (on xmas post) are just now showing. Everything's so pretty.

The DIY Show Off said...

Thanks everyone! :)

I'm not sure what's going on with the last few pictures. I've edited them and added them a couple of different ways. :( Sorry! I can see them and they're pretty!


Carolyn @ My Backyard Eden said...

Hi Roeshel,
Your tree is gorgeous! I'm hoping to get ours up this week. I voted again! Thanks for hosting this week.


Dawn-Hydrangea Home said...

Beautiful tree! Love the burlap cover.

Tonya said...

Is that tulle on your tree? It looks really pretty!

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