Vintage Bling Christmas Decoration

I favorited this photo on Flickr by Sweetina (Christine Ponte) over a year ago, and I occasionally go back to it and admire it. Isn’t it pretty? I meant to try to make something like it last year, and then forgot.

Crafty Christmas tree on felt and framed

This year, I decided to make a very simple version after stumbling upon some cardboard Christmas trees in the dollar bin at the craft store.

I gathered up my glue gun, buttons, rhinestone, sequins, gold trim and anything else I could find, and started gluing away. This is the kind of craft that you probably have all the supplies for already, and you can always just cut a Christmas tree out of cardboard.

supplies for making crafty Christmas ornament

There’s really nothing to this tutorial, except a lot of gluing, but I will say this: it’s really impressive how little white space there is in the original piece. It takes tremendous patience and the right supplies to fill in all those tiny spaces.

crafty christmas ornament with rhinestones and buttons by Charlotte's Fancy

Here’s my version. I forgot to make the tinsel, but I still like how it turned out, and I might just make another because it was so simple.

I hung it up on our front door for the heck of it.

Christina has a fun Etsy shop (Sweetina: Art & Vintage) full of vintage goodies. You can also see her photos on Flickr.

Tomorrow, I want to share photos of Rosa’s birthday party. See you then!

Image: Christina Ponte/Sweetina


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    That picture is so beautiful and I love how yours turned out as well. I’ll be doing this one next year with my daughter. She loves gluing down sparkly things.

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    Laura said,

    How adorable! You’re so talented!
    Kisses and Merry Christmas!, from Rome.

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    Dawn Burke said,

    Gorgeous tree !

    Dawn Have a very Merry Christmas !

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