Monday, October 31, 2011

The colors of fall in circles (our circle tree)

I find a lot of sweet memories in the colors of fall. 
I grew up in Michigan and when Autumn time came the trees were painted such brilliant colors. I can still close my eyes and remember driving down dirt roads that were covered with the colors of fall.  I miss the fall time in the North of the U.S.  To me colorful trees are the epitamy of fall.


 I have this thing these days with circles. The kids wanted to make a tree for fall and so we decided to use only things circular in shape.
We have lids, buttons, bottle caps,cork cut into pieces, candy wrappers, and lots of pieces of magazines cut in circles. You could call this our recycled tree.


This was a great project because the kids and I walked around the house trying to find anything that was cylinder or circular.  It is fun to teach the kids to just 'use what we have'. 
I took a piece of card-stock and made circle stencils for the girls.


I have plans to do one more fun thing to that tree..stay tuned.

There are 3 birds hidden in this tree
can you find them?


Happy Fall and Holiday crafting. 

I am thankful for the Master painter, candles, hot drinks, warm and hearty dinners, fun sweaters and scarfs and a cozy home. 

With a smile on my face in my west corner this fall evening,
Becky


I HAVE LEARNED THE SECRET OF BEING CONTENT IN ANY AND EVERY SITUATION, WHETHER WELL FED OR HUNGRY, WHETHER LIVING IN PLENTY OR IN WANT. I CAN DO EVERYTHING THROUGH HIM WHO GIVES ME STRENGTH." PHIL. 4:12,13

11 comments:

Susanne said...

The tree looks great, the kids must be so proud (well deserved :)

Jill said...

What a fabulous recycled tree! You all did a great job with 'what you have' As always - I love your crafts!

Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
Hope you have a great week!
Jill @ Creating my way to Success
http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

Creatively Content said...

Susanne, Thanks the kids love it and for the first several days they would play 'I spy' with the tree. :)

Creatively Content said...

Thank you Jill. Good work to you to there lady starting some quilting!! :)

maggy, red ted art said...

I LOVE your circle tree! It is spectacularly beautiful! What a great idea!

Thank you for sharing on Kids Get Crafty!

Maggy

Little Wonders' Days said...

This is a great tree and I like the I spy part of it too.

Creatively Content said...

Maggy, thanks for stopping by we think it is pretty too. :)

Creatively Content said...

Little wonders days, Did you find all three birds?? :) :) Thanks for popping in would love to have you back.

Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas said...

how fun - so many wonderful circles.

I found the 3 birds but I must admit that red one had me searching! FUN!

would love for you to share on - the Sunday Showcase- http://momto2poshlildivas.blogspot.com/search/label/Sunday%20Showcase

Bern

Beth (www.livinglifeintentionally.blogspot.com) said...

What a WONDERFUL idea! That is so creative while at the same time a great message about recycling! I would love for you to come link up at my TGIF LInky Party - http://livinglifeintentionally.blogspot.com/search/label/Linkey%20Parties
Beth =-)

Aimee from Classified: Mom said...

That is too cute and what a great lesson! Thank you for sharing your ideas with us on The Sunday Showcase

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