Monday, December 13, 2010

Card Board Christmas Tree From Cascades

I have the best project this week. I received my Cascades recycled cardboard Christmas tree and I plan to decorate it with my own stash of paper.

The idea of a cardboard tree is wonderful! This would be great for anyone looking for a great craft with their kids or for that person who wants to colour coordinate a themed tree each year.
There is a very beautiful video on the Cascades site showing kids decorating the tree.

Here is a little more information:
Cascades’ recycled cardboard Christmas tree has all the elements of stylish Christmas decorations…. Besides its elegant design and its refined curves, this environmentally sound tree can be decorated any way you wish! Get together as a family or with friends for the ideal do-it-yourself Holiday Season project. Paint, glue, photomontage, the possibilities are endless! The children will adore participating in decorating the house, and you will be delighted to spend quality time with them.

I'll post pictures of my tree later this week.
Here are some fantastic crafty blogger links too!

Aileen's Musings
Aileen's going Christmas green and created a recycled Christmas card banner out of old cards she's saved. Check out her easy tutorial and make one yourself!

Carmi's Art/Life World
Carmi celebrates the 50th Anniversary of a British soap opera with a new set of fridge magnets.

Craftside-A behind-the-scenes peek at a crafty world
This week at Craftside we have a mega giveaway of tons of Westcott Scissors and books, tutorials on sewing recycled book page ornaments, stamping and sewing die cut fabric coasters, 9 techniques for working with pastels and a honey, banana, nut snack recipe.

Crafty Princess Diaries
Tammy is very pleased with how her new college crafting club is moving along!

Cross Stitch at About.com
Need some quick and easy ornaments or gift tags? Stitch up back stitch motifs in white floss on red fabric - simple and holiday-rific.

Eileen - The Artful Crafter
Not all projects run smoothly from start to finish. Read about Eileen's experience with a tote bag made from a kit.

Margot Potter The Impatient Crafter
Margot's daughter Avalon whips up another FAB project for ILoveToCreate teen crafts! Check out her Blue Christmas card!

The Crochet Dude
Drew takes a walk down memory lane and shares why crochet and the holidays are forever fused together for him.

About Family Crafts
For your amusement, Sherri shares a fun spin on the classic 12 Days of Christmas song with gifts to go along with each verse!

3 comments :

EEH said...

That looks wonderful. Actually, I'm thinking of getting something like that for the family Christmas get-together, if only for the fun it affords the kids.

donnajean said...

Wow - I love the possibilities of that tree! Although I checked out the site and it looks like they only ship to Canada, so sad. I emailed them to confirm this. Have fun with it - can't wait to see yours decorated!

donnajean said...

Just wanted to let you know that Cascades is great in responding. They have a US site and I was at their Canadian site and could not find the other. All is well and I have one on the way. I am so excited! I can see a great possibility of using the smaller one as a tree to add children's pictures to as they grow