THis is the present tree I was inspired to try and recreate (at target- you can see it here) I’m thrilled to tell you I just finished mine!!! (you can see part 1 & part 2 if you want to see the beginning stages)
Now that I found my hot glue gun I can assemble it. WOO HOO! I glued that dowel down (and used a LOT of hot glue. Then I filled/packed that base full of foam peanuts I had laying around for a little support. I also put the first gift on the tower low enough that it touches the base, and I used plenty of hot glue on the spots it touches so that it’s more stable.
then I just went a building, making sure I was generous with glue and not worrying about details (yet)
When I got to the top I cut out two stars (thank you Fiskars template + UltraShapeXpress tool!) out of paper. I barely adhered them to the tippy top of the dowel so that I could shove ribbon in between them to make a bow for top.
At this point I started worrying I wasn’t going to like the results. (and I stopped taking pics) But I was wrong! Some paint, flowers, and ribbon later and I was back in business.
I am back in love with the quick ‘n easy solution to so many crafting issues (hot glue!) but remember- hot glue is dangerous stuff!!!
so here is the final tower-
and there it is. My tower! I’m happy with how it came out, and look forward to enjoying my creation all season. I know it’s a busy season, but really this didn’t take all that long (3-4hrs total?) and it was broken down over several days. I’m off to find something else to make merry and bright…
19 thoughts on “the tower: finished!”
GREAT JOB on the gift tower!
I’m sure the girls LOVE seeing it!
I’m in love. This is wonderful. You did a beautiful job.
Your pile-of-presents Tower turned out really great! I love verticle decorating~you get a lot a bang for a little “footprint” of space!
That is just too cute, I am going to give this a try this weekend.
Adorable! Love it ! You did a great job, turned out fantastic!
That is AWESOME – I wasnt sure about it at first but its great – i want to try it !!!!!!!
that is soooooooooooo cute!!
Looks great! Thanks for showing us both!! You are very creative!
That is so cool!!! I love your tower! I love how you made it your own style, it looks amazing!!!
It looks great, its amazing what you can do with a few odds and sods some ribbon and hot glue.
Love your Gift Tower. I wasn’t sure what you were talking about in the beginning & just couldn’t wrap my mind around it. The finished results are awesome! Great Job May!!!!
Love your tower! I really love the Santa! Great job and thanks for sharing.
Seriously, it looks great. I couldn’t picture it as you were working on it and now I am like, Wow! I wish I could see things as see the future potenial they have.
This came out beautiful! Great job!!!
Wow! That’s amazing!
That turned out to be super cute! I like yours better than the Target version.
By the way, I’m in your BPS class and have the pre-class handout. I’ll get working on gathering pictures and layout ideas. I’m so excited. It will be fun!
That did turn out great. Want to come decorate for me?
Just darling May!
May that is adorable you did a great job!
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