Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Quick DIY: Toy Christmas Tree



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This one is a no-brainer: get the Christmas toys out of the box and hang them directly on the wall using poster tack. Just make sure the toys form a Xmas tree shape! I was done in less than 3 minutes :)



Just like I told you, I was going through the Christmas box, which sits on the balcony all year long. I was debating whether the toys were tiny enough to fit into my tiny white Christmas tree, when I got struck by nostalgia. All of these toys come from my parents' house - I've had these toys for 30 years! They don't make toys like this anymore... So I made a quick toy tree above the bed, an homage to my family and the good times we had <3

PS: I just realized that at the base of the tree you can see the most unique pumpkin, a hand painted gift from the talented Anna, the creative smile behind Tulimami. Grazie, Anna!

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    1. Thank you so much for the lovely comment, Vesna!

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  2. So cute this tree and... you can imagine that when I saw the base I suddenly recognized Tulimami's work! I love it, I have something similar Tumami's made (from the "zuccone's swap of last year ;)
    However... i really love your idea!

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    1. Thank you, Laura, I remember from Lo swap delle zuccone that our pumpkins resembled each other, but Anna made them different for each one of us <3

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  3. This is so adorable!!! Awesome project!

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    1. Thank you, Tanya - it looks great but this is so easy to make that I feel almost ashamed :)

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    1. Anna, the pumpkin is one of my dearest treasures - I love it as much as I love my childhood Christmas toys and that's why I almost thought it was from those years.... because it is close to my heart, now and forever <3

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    2. Thank you,sweety! I love that different people in different countries should touch each otherd in these ways... <3

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    1. Thank you, Ana - but for nothing, really, anyone can do this in a heart beat!

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    1. Thank you, Vidya, it's uber-easy to make!

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  7. Such an adorable Christmas tree. I love it so much and I will try this idea...
    Thanks,

    Ayda

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    1. Thank you, Ayda, you can do this in less than 3 minutes, like I said. I didn't even stop to think where should I put each toy... I just glued them to the wall :)

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  8. This is so whimsical! I love all the little trinkets you added to it to make it so special. :)

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    1. Thank you, Erica, all the toys are over 30 years old :)

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  9. This is so amazing! When I saw the little thumbnail on Bloglovin, I had to come see this. It's perfect and I LOVE it!

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    1. Thank you for the kind words, Allison - I don't feel like I've made anything out of the ordinary, but the toy tree looks cute in reality, too :)

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  10. i love love these! i too have some wooden ornaments that were from my childhood and possibly from my dads childhood too!

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    1. Thank you, Yelle - I remember buying the penguin at my favorite bookstore in 1984. How time flies by...

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  11. What a lovely way to display you childhood toys, most adorable Christmas tree and it must bring a lot of wonderful memories. Thanks for sharing both the idea & your Christmas treasures:-)

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    1. Thank you, Mette - I don't know how you knew that, but when I was writing the last paragraph for this post I was almost in tears... I remember buying some of the toys in 1984 :D

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  12. this is so cute. i did a similar thing for my advent calendar last year and i really liked it. but i want to do a different style advent calendar this year, so maybe i can do this too! xo

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    1. I remember your elegant calendar from last year, Christine, I can't wait to see what you come up with next! As for my toy tree, it came to me naturally and I almost didn't publish this project because I thought it was too easy. A no-brainer, like I said...

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    1. Thank you very much, but it's very, very easy to make!

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  14. Soooooo cute! What a great mix of toys! I especially like the dark green felt tree :).

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    1. Thank you, Amy, I love the dark tree a lot myself :)

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  15. What a charming and cute tree! Nice to use the old toys. It is also a toy memory tree. You are so creative and smart! :)

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    1. A toy memory tree... it sounds so beautiful (and it makes me loose my voice with emotion). Thank you, Lisa, and sorry for the late response - on Friday I thought that my home computer had seen its last days!

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  16. I'm in love with your tree, it is so cute I called my children to see it and they loved it!

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    1. Thank you so much, Tina, for the visit, the lovely words and the pin! and sorry for the late response - on Friday I thought that my home computer had seen its last days!

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  17. Ho Meeha such an adorable Christmas tree. my children will love it so much..

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  18. j'aime toutes ces couleurs c'est magnifique! très belles photos!
    Bonjour,
    Je découvre ton blog, j'aime beaucoup ton travail! Des aventures et de très belles photos.
    Je suis artiste peintre, photographe amateur; je me suis inscrite pour suivre tes publications!
    Je t'invite à me rendre visite sur mes blogs et voir mon travail, merci beaucoup et bonne journée!

    HI, I discover your blog that I like very much! wonderful work, adventures and very beautiful photographs.
    I am french amateur photographer; I was registered to follow your publications
    Do not hesitate to visit my blogs and see my work, thank you, have a nice day! Cath.

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    1. Thank you so much for visiting, Cath - I'm heading over to your blog right now! And sorry for the late response - on Friday I thought that my home computer had seen its last days!

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  19. Very cute! I love how you put this together. =)

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    1. Thank you so much for visiting and for the kind words, Stephanie! 'm sorry for the late response - on Friday I thought that my home computer had seen its last days!

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  20. Seriously (actually, not that seriously) adorable!

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  21. Beautiful idea! I'd love for you to link up to The DIY'ers! http://homecomingmn.blogspot.com/2013/12/the-diyers-41.html

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  22. Cute tree!!
    I'd love it if you could link up at our Holiday link party if you can: http://www.urbanejane.com/2013/12/holiday-glam-link-party.html
    I hope you have a lovely day! :)

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  23. It's Deonna from the Child at Heart blog! I love this post and would love for you to link up to the Merriest Blog Hop and share your creations!
    http://www.thechildatheartblog.com/2013/12/merriest-blog-hop-week-3.html

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  24. Thank you so much for sharing your fantastic project on The Inspiration Board at homework. I featured you today! Have a great weekend.

    carolyn
    homework

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  25. So adorable! Thanks for linking up for Take is on Tuesdays!!

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  26. Your tree is so cute - simple and beautiful! Thanks for linking to Whimsy Wednesday! I featured them in this weeks roundup!

    You can see the post here..
    http://www.ohmy-creative.com/holiday-crafts/christmas/12-christmas-tree-crafts/

    Hope you will be linking again the week!
    Susan

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  27. Featuring this week at Bacon Time!

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    1. Thanks a million for the feature, Mindie, I'm so happy that you like it!

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  28. love love love this, as always! featuring you tonight on the blog – thanks so much for linking up!

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  29. This is such a neat idea we featured your project on our Bowdabra Feature Friday post! Thanks so much for sharing. http://bowdabrablog.com/2013/12/20/bowdabra-feature-friday-fun-kids-craft-ideas/

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