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Friday, December 7, 2012

Red Felt Christmas Trees


Horchow online has a wonderful selection of one of a kind Christmas items along with  one of a kind prices.  I came across these "Red Felt Christmas Trees and knew I could duplicate them (at least in appearance) for a fraction of the cost. They are listed for $265.00 for three.

Arcadia Home "Artisan" Red Felt Christmas Trees
Horchow Trees
















The trees are made by artisans of India, handcrafted of felted wool.  They were created by overlapping red leaves on cone shapes.  How easy is that in the world of crafting? I won't bore you to death with a tutorial.  We've all seen lots of cone shaped trees made out of burlap, sheet music, cardboard, ribbon or what have you.  It's all a matter of when you see something that's interesting or that you like, and you look at the outrageous price and decide,  "I'M GONNA MAKE ONE OF THESE."



Arcadia Home "Artisan" Red Felt Christmas Trees
Horchow Trees
              
   Theirs          


                        















         

                                  
                                        Mine
"This trio of Christmas trees stands ready to add color and texture to holiday decor. Used individually or in a group, they create an eye-catching display."
Quite festive, don't you think!


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16 comments:

  1. Oh Gail that's fabulous! Wouldn't you feel like a fool to pay such a price for their trees! Yours look just like theirs and I have to say they are one of my favorite versions of some of these cone trees I've seen lately! Kudos!

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  2. Hi Gail-So nice to meet you and I'm glad you dropped by.I think we need to follow each other.How about it?Is't that the silliest price you ever saw on the trees.I'm going to make those too,we all can.Wonderful,thank-you Denise

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  3. TeeHee-This has been happening more and more to me.I was already following you :/

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  4. My goodness, I wonder who pays that kind of money for something to be enjoyed such a short time of the year? Yours are lovely, actually better than theirs, I think, because yours is a better color. Great joy!

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  5. Unbelievable!! They are absolutely beautiful and oh, yes, I will

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  6. Gail you did an amazing job! Love those trees and wow the savings by making them yourself!

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  7. I posted your trees on Craft Gossip Felting and hope you stop by and leave a comment :)
    http://felting.craftgossip.com/2012/12/10/3-stunning-felt-christmas-trees-tutorial/

    :)Linda

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  8. Good for you for making your own. They turned out lovely! :)

    Julie

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  9. $265!!! Are you kidding me?? That's insane! And yours look fantastic! Great job.

    I’d love it you linked this up at my Show & Tell party. http://www.gingerlymade.com/2012/12/show-and-tell-4.html It runs from Thursday – Tuesday each week.

    Merry Christmas!

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  10. Very nice. I did something very similar in green. Maybe you want to have a look at my blog.

    Christmas wishes from Germany,
    Stefanie

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  11. These turned out awesome! I like your version better than the inspiration. Awesome job.

    Thanks for linking up to Dare to DIY!

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  12. I like yours better than the inspirations trees! Great job! (came over from NewlyWoodwards Dare to DIY!)

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  13. I've tried to make these before. They didn't look nearly as cute as yours! Thanks so much for joining the Dare to DIY!

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  14. An artificial tree is a better option as it can be used over and over again every year while still having the brand new look when it was first bought. Times are tough in this economy so there is no need to buy a real tree every year and spend hundreds of dollars when an artificial one can be recycled for use. An artificial tree is also cost effective as it does not need to be watered and once bought it does not need to be transferred from place to place as with a real tree. Artificial trees can be kept up as long as possible for those who are attached to the holidays but real ones rot and may have to be taken down immediately after the holiday season.Visit Artificial Christmas Trees website for more details.

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