Continued Obsession with Easy To Make Christmas Trees

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Have you noticed how that owl trend came back? I have to admit, I love it now more than ever. In fact, I have a friend that just started to make little owl pillows that are TO DIE FOR! Her cute little treasures reminded me of these cute little papers that would be darling to use for your owl type projects with your free layered stickers. These are by My Minds Eye and at 1/2 price, they will only be $.25 (They were marked down from $1.50)!


I showed you all my quick and easy tutorial on making cute little tinsel Christmas trees A few days ago. My Son loved them so much, he even wants to make them now because they are SO simple. My next quest is to make some little houses. But for now, I wanted to show you a little tree that I made with some AMM Crochet Sequins trim. I only used about 2 yards of the trim and then took another yard of the pink tinsle trim and some pink pearl bead trim and wrapped them together and wrapped them around the tree. This one is a little more over the top I think, than the others, but it does seem to fit in when I put them together. I need to make another one, just so I have an odd number. Think that one might be a gold tinsel or red tinsel. We'll see!

In my last post, I didn't mention how much of the trim that I used. I would say, depending on the size of your tree, you would use anywhere from 2 - 6 yards. Considering the tinsel is only about $.79 per yard and it's now be 1/2 price - that's a deal! ;) I'll try and add more tinsel colors to our store this weekend too. I'm thinking that some cute little wreaths and garlands and all kinds of fun things can be done with this trim. Here's a quick run down of what we have in stock right now:

This is the pink sequins crochet trim that I used. It is .89 per yard and the tree I made used a little more than about 2 yards. To make a few of these, I would get 5 yards. :) This is super affordable, considering the sale. You can find the pink trim HERE.

Here are all of the tinsel trims that we currently have in stock. We also have some that are sold as double up packs. These are all HERE and sell for $.79 per yard. I would double up and get about 3-5 yards of each of these colors to make your cute little trees!

Hope you've enjoyed this and I hope to see you making some little tinsel trees too! Get creative and please share with us on your photo gallery!


Tinsel Christmas Tree Tutorial

Thought I'd share an idea with you that I had last night to make these cute little tinsel trees. It came when I started thinking about those cute little bottle brush trees that I always see at Christmas time. I always incorporate them into my projects, but wanted something with a little more punch and glamour because, as you know, Christmas is the time of year that we can totally over do it on the decorating ~ more is always better!

Each one of these little babies took me less than 10 minutes to make, so this SUCH a quick and easy project! They would be even more fabulous if you decorated them with the mardi gras beads (like I have pictured at the base of the trees), buttons, pearls, etc.

So, here I have a photo of the two of the trims that I used (you can find tinsel trims in the AMM store HERE , HERE and HERE.

Start off by just grabbing a spare sheet of some time of cardstock (I used a white background). You can use a 12 x 12, 8 x 8 or an 8 1/2 x 11 - you choose. I cut them from all different sizes because I wanted my trees to stagger. Then, roll up the paper from one of the corners (as shown below) and then glue down the flap on the side to the cone. You could probably staple it, but I haven't tried it that way yet. Just needs to be semi-secure.

As shown below, you will then cut off the base to the desired height that you want for your tree. Doesn't have to be perfect. Just make sure that it's pretty straight so that it will sit flat on a surface.

Then, starting from the point at the top of the tree, spread some glue about 2 inches all around the cone (I used Fabri-tac) and start wrapping your tinsel around it. Every 2 inches or so, I stopped and put down some more glue, then continued wrapping.

Here's what this little silver tree will look like when it's done. See! Seriously EASY PEASY!!!

I'm coming up with all types of ideas as I write this on what else I can do with these. They have glass candlestick holders at The Dollar Tree that you could sit these on top of ~ or even candlestick holders that you already have! Decorate away and have a ball! Hope this has inspired you!

Christmas Season Is Upon Us

While I am not ready to say goodbye to Autumn yet, I do see myself getting a little giddy the more I see the cute vintage images for Christmas. These remind me SO much of my maternal Grandmother (a.k.a. my Granny). I was lucky enough to inherit some of her cute little Christmas porcelain figurines that I truly cherish bringing out every year and they are reminiscent of the images that I wanted to share today. Please feel free to copy and use them in your projects. Aren't they just the cutest?

Enjoy and be sure to share any projects you might use these for in our gallery. I would LOVE to see them!

Button Tags ~ A Little Nostalgia & Whimsy

I wanted to share a few of the button tags in the store today. I've always been a lover of buttons and have a TON of them in stock that I have only now just started to share with our customers. They can add a little vintage or whimsical feel to any layout, card or project ~just seem to be that extra pop! The cards that we have attached our buttons to can also be used in your projects (I always think it's an extra little bang for your buck when you can use the packaging too). The price points on the button tags are about $3.99 each and they are all unique. Remember that you can use the discount codes on the cards too, so the ones shown above are in stock now, but at 40% off, they are only $2.40 each. Oh and if you happen to like these, but cannot find a color theme that you like, just email us at and we'll try to create your own personal button card.

So get to using those buttons and don't forget to share your projects with us in the A Million Memories gallery. You can find the button cards in the "A Million Memories" boutique of our store starting HERE!

Happy Sunday!

40% OFF SALE & New Vintage Things

We are having a 40% off sale right now. Just use code 40SALE at check-out to take advantage. We added some new trims, button tags and unique findings to inventory. Here are just a few things you'll see in the "A Million Memories" section of the store:

We have more, but you'll have to go and check it out on the A Million Memories website to see. Have a great week!