Monday, November 14, 2011
Candy Land was my favorite board game as a little girl.
I loved the colors and style of the whole thing.
This summer when I was back home I found one in beautiful condition for only $2.
I have it in my studio just for pure inspiration. That being said, I have no idea why I did not get inspired by my beloved vintage game board but instead by the new Gap Kids Christmas commercial.
It is based on all things candy and the 1980's "I WANT CANDY" song.
As soon as I heard the music and saw the commercial, I knew this was the theme for my Christmas Tree I would decorate and donate to the Library.
Even as I headed out to get the supplies to start building this tree, I got in the car and the 80's station just started playing "I want candy"!!! There was no better sign that I was on the right track.
So a quick hit to target I went gathering supplies and BOOM the tree is complete.
I sat yesterday and made 75 ornaments, garlands and lollipops in total. All out of Cupcake liners.
Sewn together and stuffed with fiber fill. It really is an easy way to make homemade ornaments in just a few hours. Then you have a one of a kind tree.
Sorry the pictures aren't great, my iphone doesn't have a flash and I forgot my real camera.
But I love the way it looks in person.
It is hard to convey, the size and scrawniness of these 4ft trees. I love to fill and fill and fill
it to make it twice the size I start with.
I always keep the kids in mind when doing these trees every year. They are the ones who get a kick out of them and it means so much to them.
Tune in to see if it wins a ribbon on December 2 :)
And a special thank you to the person, you know who you are, that contacted me and offered to help with this tree. I really appreciate that you would take time out of your busy schedule and offer help even though we have never met. Now that is what I call Christmas spirit :)