DIY Ornament Tree

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Good Morning!

I have been making preparations for our holiday decor and wanted to share with you a project we started yesterday.

I have a vision for a glammed up holiday at home this year. I love all the ball ornament decorations I see out and about, but some of that stuff can get pretty pricey!

I purchased these very ugly fake rose topiaries at a garage sale for $1 each, knowing that I was going to use the base and the foam cone for this project. I like to hunt out things that have good bones that can be made over whether it be furniture, decor, or clothing.

I had my trusty assistant helping me pull all the flowers off. Good riddings!

I picked up some gold and silver ball ornaments dirt cheap from Goodwill. I bought all different sizes and only spent $7! I also went the shatter-proof route since little hands are so curious at home.

I simply just started at the base with the larger ornaments and gradually went smaller as I worked my way up. I opted for the glue gun and it worked out fine. After my first layer was in place I just filled in any gaps with the smaller ornament balls.

One down, one more to go!

I also like how this transitions to New Year Decor too…

Very glam indeed!

Have  a great Wednesday!!

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32 Comments on DIY Ornament Tree

  1. Sarah
    November 7, 2012 at 9:57 am (2 years ago)

    Ooh, love it! I never would have seen the potential in the rose topiaries.
    Sarah

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    • thriftykristy
      November 7, 2012 at 10:04 am (2 years ago)

      Thanks, Sarah! I try to see past the ugly if there are good bones! xo Kristin

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  2. Cilicia
    November 7, 2012 at 10:16 am (2 years ago)

    I think the roses are pretty. Lol

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  3. Michelle Nordstrom
    November 7, 2012 at 2:22 pm (2 years ago)

    So glad to know I’m not the only one working on holiday decorations. May have to copy that idea. I’m changing colors this season and thinking of a mantel in nothing but trees of various textures and candles.

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    • thriftykristy
      November 7, 2012 at 4:47 pm (2 years ago)

      Ooooo! I love that Michelle! It will be here before we know it! xo K

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  4. Jennifer Cook
    November 7, 2012 at 3:48 pm (2 years ago)

    Great job, girly!! And a great/cheap find! I might need to try this out. :) xo

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    • thriftykristy
      November 7, 2012 at 4:49 pm (2 years ago)

      Thanks, Jen! Such a fun time of year to get ready for :) Kristin

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    • thriftykristy
      November 8, 2012 at 7:39 am (2 years ago)

      Thanks, Kristyn! Excited for holiday time :) xo Kristin

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  5. Home Sweet Here
    November 8, 2012 at 5:37 am (2 years ago)

    So pretty and super smart to think about New Year’s too!

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    • thriftykristy
      November 8, 2012 at 7:39 am (2 years ago)

      Thanks so much! xo Kristin

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  6. Tiina
    November 8, 2012 at 11:14 am (2 years ago)

    Another great project! Do you mind if I link this for my Tips & Tricks Thursday next week? I think it’s a fantastic idea and so fun for the holidays.

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    • thriftykristy
      November 8, 2012 at 12:36 pm (2 years ago)

      Wow! Thanks, Tiina. Of course you can link to it :) xo Kristin

      Sent from my Verizon Wireless 4G LTE DROID

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  7. Jennifer
    November 9, 2012 at 11:55 am (2 years ago)

    Cute idea! Where is that pretty clock on the table from?

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    • thriftykristy
      November 9, 2012 at 12:02 pm (2 years ago)

      The clock was a Target purchase 4 years ago. It was in my son’t nursery when he was a babe. xo Kristin

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  8. Sophie33
    November 9, 2012 at 12:15 pm (2 years ago)

    Kristy, your ornament tree looks just stunning & fabulous too! So much beauty!

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    • thriftykristy
      November 9, 2012 at 1:03 pm (2 years ago)

      Thanks so much, Sophie! xo Kristin

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  9. Sarah {Lacquer & Linen}
    November 9, 2012 at 1:35 pm (2 years ago)

    Such a cute project. My mom bought one of these one year from some high end boutique and paid $150. What a rip off!!! Plus yours turned out much better than the one she bought. Always pays to DIY. So cute!

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    • thriftykristy
      November 9, 2012 at 2:29 pm (2 years ago)

      On trend holiday decor can get super pricey! Yikes! I agree, see something you like, you can most likely find an affordable way to make it yourself ;) xo Kristin

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    • thriftykristy
      November 27, 2012 at 12:19 pm (2 years ago)

      Thanks, Cassie! xo Kristin

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  10. Patti
    December 4, 2012 at 9:18 am (2 years ago)

    Now if I can just find a deal on some topiaries! Just beautiful!

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    • thriftykristy
      December 4, 2012 at 9:22 am (2 years ago)

      Thanks, Patti =D…maybe you could get some at Michaels with one of their coupons. xo Kristin

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  11. C.A. @ How To Be A Heroine
    December 5, 2012 at 3:44 pm (2 years ago)

    I love this! Sparkly, glamorous and right up my alley! And you’re right – it’s perfect for New Year’s Eve too! :) I love your blog – maybe you could drop by mine sometime? I’d love to get your feedback. xoxo

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    • thriftykristy
      December 5, 2012 at 4:59 pm (2 years ago)

      Thanks so much! I would love to stop by! xo Kristin

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  12. Judy
    December 6, 2012 at 6:02 pm (2 years ago)

    You did a great job on your tree. Great job transforming your $1 finds. Your tree adds so much sparkle. I am visiting from Centsational Girl’s party.

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    • thriftykristy
      December 7, 2012 at 7:37 am (2 years ago)

      Thanks so much, Judy! xo Kristin

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  13. Kelly at View Along the Way
    December 19, 2012 at 7:41 pm (2 years ago)

    GREAT idea. So so great! This is on my list for next year!

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