Trees and Sleighs

Happy week before Christmas! I hope your shopping is done and your decorations are up. While my decorations are up, my shopping and for sure my wrapping is still not done. I am close though. All three of my boys are home doing online schooling so getting things ready for Christmas has been a challenge. We all have to make the best of it at this point.

Lets talk about today’s project. I bought this sleigh last year at Target and did not know what to do with it. So this year a challenged myself to use it. I think it turned out great and it is sitting in my craft room. I love decor that just flat out makes me happy especially cause this year I have seen it a lot.

Lets Get Started

Supplies

As I mentioned before, I found the sleigh at Target last Christmas but thrift stores might have something similar. The tree is from Dollar tree and I used garland ties too. I also used some flowers from the Dollar Tree, and fairy lights that I ordered off of Amazon. Now in the top picture you can see some fabric in the sleigh and that is from Walmart. That was one of those things I added in as I was crafting. I used hot glue to put all this together.

The first step was to add the fabric to the inside of the sleigh. To do this I just laid it down in the sleigh and started rolling the sides up and gluing them down. Make sure you do not roll up so much fabric that you pull it up from the middle of the sleigh. I folded and glued little by little as I went around the sleigh.

Next I placed the tree in the sleigh. This took some creativity to keep the tree upright but with some plastic bags and a bit of the fabric I got it to stand up straight. I added the garland ties to the tree is several places up and down the center twisting them around to make more branches. This makes the tree look fuller. Then I decorated the tree. I started with the fairy lights. I got them from Amazon and they are batterie operated. I prefer to order them from Amazon because I can get 10 to 12 in a back and it is cheaper than buying them from Dollar Tree. Then I had a strand of red berries that I got at Dollar Tree and added those around the tree.

That is where I thought I would stop. The tree looked so bare though. I did not want to use ornaments. So I decided to put red and white flowers on the tree. Some were single flowers and others were paired together.

The tree and sleigh both needed something else. Something to tie them together per say. I had fabric left so I cut it into strips and tied the fabric strips into bows. I glued a big one on the front of the sled and then a few more smaller bows on the tree. That was just what it needed.

The last step was adding some little presents under the tree and inside the sleigh.

This little tree would be perfect for a dorm room, or small apartment. Like I said my tree is sitting in my craft room on a small table. I put one of my shadow box signs to the side of it. It really is beautiful.

Thank you so much for coming back to the blog. Christmas is getting closer but I still have a bit more to show you before the big day. Please come back to see it all! Also please Like, Share, Comment, and Subscribe. Also look for Yellow Butterfly Craft Designs on Facebook and Instagram!

Have a wonderful day!

Melissa McGuire

Supplies

Tree- Dollar Tree

Garland Ties- Dollar Tree

Fabric- Walmart

Fairy Lights- Amazon

Flowers- Dollar Tree

Berry Garland- Dollar Tree

Sleigh- Target

Surebonder Hot Glue Gun and Hot Glue Sticks- Hobby Lobby

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