Sunday, September 23, 2012

Day 26 of 28 Days of Doing - Ruffled Christmas Tree Craft

28 Days of Doing - The Pinterest Challenge
In an attempt to DO more than PIN, I've challenged myself to 28 days of doing. I'm tackling 28 projects found on Pinterest in 28 days. You can see the entire collection of pins here.

Today's Pin: Ruffled Christmas Tree Craft

The Pin's Source: Shanty 2 Chic

The Gist of It All: Sew ribbon in to a ruffle and wrap around a styrofoam cone. Add a few embellishments and you've got a cute tree decoration.

Cost: $3.99 for a styrofoam cone (had a 40% off coupon so it was really $2.40)

Hours: I wasted so much time on this project I lost count.

Notable Comments: The concept of this project is simple enough, my choice in ribbon may be the main factor that this project didn't turn out. Basically, I think it's ugly... the ribbon is too thick and the wooden embellishments are too small. Hot gluing the ribbon to the cone was not as easy as I thought it would be and because I could see it was going no where good, it made me not excited to finish it.

I don't think I would attempt this again for two reasons. One, it's labor intensive with a small payout. If it was over-the-top adorable, the work would be worth it. And two, ribbon is not cheap. I happen to have had some giant spools on hand but to make this with the ribbon you find in craft stores would cost a small fortune. No thanks.

Ruffled Christmas Tree Craft

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