Saturday, November 17, 2012

Simple Tree, Fun Photo

In my last post, I told you about the "Ho Ho Ho" holiday craft swap on Craftster.  In addition to the tree-themed centerpiece I made for my partner, I also made two small items, and one of them is a Christmas tree ornament, made from wool felt, inspired by one that was on my partner's Pinterest.

The tree is simply a stack of felt circles, with a roll of brown felt at the bottom for the trunk, and a gold star at the top.

All the circles started out the same size, and I trimmed them individually to they would form a nice tree shape. (That part took a long time!) Then, using heavy thread and a loooong needle designed for sewing dolls, I stacked the circles.  To give the tree more stability, I also added a little glue between the layers.

Then I took this picture, below.

It's boring.

So I went to a picture editing site I just heard about, pixlr-o-matic...

...and I turned it into this!  Now THAT'S what I call a fun picture!

Pixlr-o-matic is really easy to use--I love things that are uncomplicated and intuitive (because I HATE to read directions!)--and I highly recommend it. You upload a picture, choose your lighting, special effect, and boarder, and you are done!  I had a blast trying out all the different options, so I can see that many of my photos will be more interesting in the future. You should try it!


Kay said...

Great fun ornament, I am sure she will love it.

LimeRiot said...

What a cute ornament!! I need to check out the other goodies you made for the Ho Ho Ho swap!