Sunday, May 1, 2011

Display Tree

Well, I've been making up a lot of headbands and barrettes again. My friend that has been selling them for me, has asked me to make a lot of them for her this month. She also asked if I would make something to display them for her at her shows (she does jewelry shows). I have been giving her the hair pieces in a box because I didn't want to cause her too much trouble. Well, she wanted something big and pretty, like a tree.

I decided to use some Red Dogwood branches from a tree in my front yard (poor, thing, I keep scalping it for my projects! lol) and ended up with a giant Swiss Miss can with a bunch of flat rocks in it to keep them standing.  Here's what it looks like:

I used the tutorial over at Sew.Craft.Create. to make tissue blossoms on the branches.  I also used used a brown paper bag and a glue gun to cover the can.  To tie in the pink flowers, I tied a ribbon around the can.  I think it turned out really cute.  Sorry for the not so great pictures of it.  It was difficult to get a picture without all the shadows...

Here are some of the Hair pieces that I added to the tree to sell this time around:


Rubber Band Flower

Baby Rosette Band

A pair of Rosette Barrettes

My friend has asked me to share a booth at a huge holiday craft show in the area in November, so I will need to make a lot of stuff to sell.  I also need to come up with a name for my new business!  I've been thinking about D.S. Blooms for my husband and my initials and the Blooms for not only the flowers on my hair pieces, but those in my yard, too.  Any other ideas?  I had thought of Blooms & Bows, but found another one on the Internet.  I wanted to have some sort of flower theme...

Please check out the blogs I love to link up to in the right column and leave a comment with your ideas for a name!  Thanks!


  1. such a great idea. I love it. Thank you for sharing.
    I am new follower from the linking party ar Flamingo Toes.... Wouls love for you to visit my blog.

  2. What a creative display idea! It really shows off the barrettes!

  3. I may have to borrow this idea. Thanks for sharing!

  4. I saw you at What Allie's Making Now Blog hop. I loooove your flowers and what you did here! I have really been into making flowers, lately. I'm your newest follower. I'm hosting a blog hop, right now, too. You should come by and link up.

  5. I'm finally catching up on Mel's Fancy Friday Blog Hop and have followed you via GFC.
    Happy Mother's Day! :-)

  6. Your tree and the hair ornaments are very cute. You did a nice job on them. Thanks for linking it up! Would you please put a link to the Home Sweet home party in your post. thanks!

  7. cute tree. I am terrible with coming up with names. My daughter named my blog for me. Good luck with the name and the biz!


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