DIY Tree Trimming(s)!! December 5, 2013 | I’m finally feeling a lot like Christmas and I like it! I finished our tree last week and truly is there anything better than the glow of Christmas lights at night? I think not. Anywho, here was the dilemma. I lost an entire box of ornaments and tree picks (the pretty sparkly leaf things) in the move. An entire box, people. Do you know how many ornaments fit into a box?! RIP big beautiful ornaments and glitter trimmings. The other ordeal is that we need a new tree. For realz. Its old and very scraggly (is that a word?!) and desperately needs to be crammed with ornaments to look somehwat acceptable. Well, we didn’t get a new tree and we talked about the ornaments…ugh… 99 problems. So, I decided to DIY some pretty, big fillers to make things work this year. I chose some mirrored starburst ornaments and a wooden wrap around tree banner. Here’s how they’re looking all finished up on the tree. I love how the banner adds some unexpected texture an depth. You could really get creative with Christmas carol lyrics and some bright spray paint depending on your tree style. I went over the gold paint with glitter spray so that it reflects some light. I also love how the starbursts just jump off of the tree. I didn’t put hangers on them and instead just nestled them in the branches. The mirrors are also wonderful reflectors of light. What you’ll need ((I found all of my supplies at my local Hobby Lobby store)): For the starbursts I spray painted all of the wooden pieces first. Then started gluing the Popsicle sticks onto the wooden circles and kept stacking until I got the starburst effect that I wanted. I then glued another painted circle on top and finished it off my gluing the craft mirror on. You could get fancy and trim the mirror with some thin gold rope but I didn’t really have time to get that fancy. ** Side note: I also used varying Popsicle stick sizes for some depth. The banner was pretty super easy. Spray painted the letters, sprayed glitter on top then hot glued them to the satin ribbon. Literally, that easy. What do you think? Have you done some fun or fancy Holiday DIYs? Do share!