Monday, December 16, 2013

Do you see what I see? :)

Hi all :) 

So ... standing at a co-workers desk last week ... she has these sitting by her desk .... 



I completely FLIPPED out ... I was like, "Ummmmm what are you doing with these???????"

She answers ... "I was gonna have my granddaughter draw on them" .... I said ... "Oh, okay, cause I totally would make something with them" 

She says, "Then you take them! I know you can turn these into something!"

And she gave them to me!! EEEKKKKK!!! I was so EXCITED!!! :)

 

Soooooo do you know what I SAW when I looked at them??????


No???? Well how about now???????





Still no???? Wellllllll .... I turned them into Christmas Trees for my tables that will be set up for Christmas Eve dinner!!!!! :) 



I used Bo Bunny's "Elf Magic" collection, twine from Canvas Corp. and Vintage Jingle Bells from my friend Laura!! :) 




And some close ups --- 











And as you can tell from the above pics -- I use a white board behind my projects when I photograph them ... welllllllll these are soooo tall, that I needed the back of the board held up for photographing these!!!! 

So let's give a round of applause to my assistant during this photography session ... BROOKIE!! :) 



And I also wanted to share this little snowman I made from some Styrofoam balls I had in my crafty stash :) 



For his eyes, nose and buttons on his chest I used Carri's Skittles!! LOVE them!! :)





Thanks so much for stopping by! I appreciate it! :)

46 comments:

Suman Pandit said...

what a great idea, Julie !! I love your assistant :)

Jessica Wilson said...

That's the 1st thing I thought when I saw them too! They are so pretty.

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

No way! The patchwork design is completely adorable! I love how you can "SEE" beauty in your minds eye and then create it to beautiful fruition.

I am currently eating my muffin you made this morning and will be featuring your darling recipe card.

Sherry Eckblad said...

Your trees turned out amazing and if you are wondering...I did not see trees when I looked at that pile. I thought it was one of those boxes you put your stuff in and then spray your glimmer mist into. lol

Izzy Anderson said...

Oh my gosh, I totally love your trees. Talk about trash to treasure. Wow! Beautiful. You had the perfect assistant, too, I must say! Your snowman is darling!

June Houck said...

Oh you and your fab creative gene! I must admit I did not see fab trees in the raw picture. LOVE these, Julie!

Sheila Burns said...

LOVE these patchwork trees!!! And the snowflake and the bells on the "garland"! Too cute, and I love the story behind them!

mandysea said...

Are you kidding!!! wow girl! You just blew my mind! I saw the first pic and thought... maaaaaaaaybe a skirt for something??? doll/mixed media.. then scrolled down and saw your trees - they are 'gasp'-worthy! HOW cool! Creative!!

Optimistic Existentialist said...

Oh my gosh yes you most definitely turned them into something exciting and beautiful and original!!

Lisa Rukin Swift said...

Talk about an amazing transformation and vision! Love how these turned out, Julie!

Laurel said...

Oh my gosh, LOVE those trees!

danni reid said...

LooooooVE those trees, up cycling at it's very finest Julie

Short and Sweet said...

In a million years I would never think to use that cardboard for Christmas trees! However, your creative mind wanders down paths that are so foreign to me! Love the trees and the patchwork design.

~amy~ said...

awesome upcycling! Love your assistant:)

Happy Monday!

Audrey Pettit said...

OMGoodness, those made the BEST trees ever! You are SO creative, Julie! I love the collage of pretty papers and love the bells strung all around. Awesome! And huge props to your photography assistant. Loving your little Styrofoam snowman, too!

Lanette said...

Love it!!

sandi said...

Wow! Such a creative mind! What a make-over! Love the trees....fab! And that snowman is just precious!

alexandra s.m. said...

You are amazing Julie! You would turn dirt into a master piece!
Love your projects ;)
Thank You!

Cindy deRosier said...

Yep - I saw Christmas trees too! What did they come from? That's a pretty unusual shape for cardboard. Love your snowman too.

TeenaBugg38 said...

those trees....OMGosh!!!! What a way to destash......lol. They turned out AWESOME!!!!!!!

Connie Mercer said...

yes~great frined and I love how you embellished them. awesome!!!

Colleen Dietrich said...

You are incredibly crafty, my dear! Well done on all projects. :)

wendipooh13 said...

those turned out sooo fun!!! LOVE your project!!!!

Mary Jo Rhoda said...

You are so clever with your projects!
I love how you can take the most ordinary thing and make it extraordinary :)

Debbie P said...

OMG, is there nothing that you can't turn into a masterpiece! Those are freaking awesome! Love how cute your little helper is!

Cathy B. said...

oh my gosh those are incredible. Bo Bunny should put those on their blog for sure. LOVE LOVE LOVE

Lizzy Hill said...

Sensational! Fab idea & MUCH nicer than writing paper for the grandkids!!!! Brookie did a good job:):) The snow man is CUTE...love how he's wrapped in pressies:):)

MichelleZ said...

Julie, as I read your post, I actually gasped. No joke! I really did! Those "trees" are FABULOUS!! I love them! They look like something chic that you'd see in a boutique window. Love it!!

Sarah said...

LOOOVE those Christmas trees!! You're soooo creative! Cute snowman too!

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

ahaha~ you are so funny! These came out perfect! They will look amazing on your table! Brookie did a wonderful job helping with the photography! Loving your snowman, he is just perfect for AZ! Carri~Abusybee
Skittles!

Cheryl said...

SO adorable!!!!!

Linda said...

Clever, Clever, Clever! They are wonderful! I hope we get to see your table.

Gary Rose said...

WOW Julie once again you amaze me with your skills. The Christmas Trees are going to look GREAT on your table. And then there is the snowman. Words can't describe how much I love that little guy. Something about him is completely charming and whimsical at the same time, but I can't but I'm not sure what that something is. Last, but not least I can relate to your backdrop problems. I have a little light box that I made along with a poster-board to use for our store and the blog, but I must admit I don't use if for the blog often enough. TFS

Sandi Clarkson said...

You are a creative genius! These are so adorable!

Kim Richardson said...

So fun and adorable- so it your assistant :)

Lynnda said...

Julie !!! you clever gal! What a great and awesome upcycling! ... your assistant is too cute! Love her!....hugs...x

Ashley Horton said...

These are so fun Julie!! Suchban awesome upcycled project!!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

These are just adorable, you are so very creative. Love the snowmen too!

lisa said...

Wow, they are so tall. Great idea!! I love how you see the good in everything xx

Lynette said...

It will only be you. You are so resourceful. You always make things that look like junk into treasure. I love it...and those cute snowmen.

Linda Beeson said...

Those found pieces made the cutest little trees! Great idea

Angi Barrs said...

You are so creative. Love these fab projects!

yyam said...

No cardboard is safe when Julie is around! lol

I LOVE your trees!

Lisa Andrews said...

You have a great eye for crafty goodness!

Zeneva Kovic said...

How fabulous! You rock the off-the-page projects!

DIANA L. said...

Wow great snowman.
Have a great day
DIANA L.
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