Christmas Tea Trees

Happy holiday season everyone! It’s been a little while since I’ve last posted so I’m extra excited to be sharing my latest creative endeavor with you. Each year all the women in my family get together for a festive Christmas dinner and gift exchange. This year I decided to take the DIY approach and create these super cute yet useful tea trees! Relatively easy and very price conscious, these trees were a big hit for minimal effort. To recreate the look, you’ll need a handleless mug, a styrofoam cone, approximately 30 tea bags, a hot glue gun, and a fun tree topper. Starting at the base of the cone, use a small amount of hot glue across the top of each tea bag and attach to the cone. Work your way around the base, slightly overlapping the bags to insure the cone does not show through. Continue adding tea bags up to the top of the cone and finish off with your chosen tree topper. To affix the mug base, cut a separate block of styrofoam that fits snugly inside the mug and glue to the underside of the cone. For added visual interest, use a variety of differently colored tea bags. And that’s it!¬†Thanks so much for reading, happy holidays everyone!

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The Open Book Visual Display

Happy November everyone! With the holiday season quickly approaching, retail stores are in the process of implementing their seasonal holiday window displays. As I was strolling through my local mall this past weekend I came across this super cute holiday display in the window of The Open Book, a relatively new family-owned bookstore that specializes in discount books and also hosts reading events, author appearances and reading workshops. I thought the display was creative, warm, inviting and executed well. I’ll be on the lookout for more fun holiday displays as we move into December!