the pink christmas forest

so instead of a christmas tree, i decided to create a christmas forest! i ended up with 4 pink trees, and combined them with 4 gree trees… Beginning
and now after 2 days and some serious gitty enthusiasm… this is how it looks now! so enjoyable!
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i added another photo album that has close ups of each little tree so you could take a look if you’d like! i am LOVING christmas … and even the THOUGHT of taking it down is making me sad! (can you believe that!) i have been having SO much fuN!

originally i wanted to maybe try to put the large pink tree inside the tree, but that didn’t really work, so em and i just started playing with configuration.. it’s kindof like arranging a family portraiT! with the trees arranged and wired together, i did the white lights on the green trees, and the little pink lights on the pink ones. then i just started placing the ornaments randomly all over the trees…. it looked out of control, so i decided to make each tree have it’s own identity! i make quite a few of the ornaments and embellishments, but i RECYCLED most of my old ornaments! it was so cool! i had this pink spray paint (krylon) that matched the pink trees exactly, and did silver and chrome on everything else. the balls, holly, berries, garlands, twigs, birds etc………. lots of spray paint!
pretty groovy! i still need to make a few more ornaments to fill in some spots, another word or 2 and i need to come up with some tree skirts!
i might need some of those lite up deer that have their heads going up and down! it is a forest after all!
check out the photo album to see it a little more up close!

well, i need to take a break from all the FUN i have been having and deal with a few deadlines! and work on the christmas card needs to get underway!
enjoy your sunday!

i officially have the christmas spirit… even if it comes from pink trees… they have done the trick!

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39 Comments

  1. Nita 4 December, 2005 at 1:02 am - Reply

    Oh, girl! I love it! The ornaments are so wonderful (and don’t you just love the fact that you can “recycle” everything with just a little bit of spray paint?) Quincy looks adorable perched by the trees!! I say, let Colton help you with the “PEACE DUDE”, and then give the poor boy his own tree ~ in his room!! Absolutely love it!!

  2. Leeann 4 December, 2005 at 1:53 am - Reply

    Great job! I love all the pink. The nurse in me is wondering if you are going to be blowing your pink spray paint out your nose all of December! Last year I let my daughter pick out the color and ornaments of our tree, it was purple, with lot’s of purple shoes and purse ornaments. My husband’s family thought I was a bit crazy (no traditional red and green). I will have to show them your pink forest.
    I am going to go double my order for pink fuzzy rubons!

  3. Chanel 4 December, 2005 at 2:54 am - Reply

    Very groovy! I can imagine how much fun that must have been ๐Ÿ™‚ I really love the lettering … great idea!

  4. Melissa H 4 December, 2005 at 3:47 am - Reply

    all i can say is “wow!!” this really is totally amazing!!! your kids are so lucky to have such a creative mum! i’m sure they will never forget this christmas – “the year mum fell in love with christmas and pink trees!!!” i’m so happy you now have the christmas spirit ( although very surprised you didn’t already!!) ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. em 4 December, 2005 at 4:23 am - Reply

    heidi! haven’t been to your blog for ages so i loved seeing all your ncy creations, you have been busy! missing liz when i saw her cute little face in your pics.
    LOVE the pink tree forest, and all your decorations! so so cute! ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. tracy 4 December, 2005 at 5:24 am - Reply

    So cool! I think you need a white “tree skirt” to look like snow. I think it would make your trees pop. Can’t wait to see your finished creation!

  7. deb munn 4 December, 2005 at 7:31 am - Reply

    Wow!! I love the forest!! Such a cool idea, and the pink looks so perfect in it!! Man… it gets better and better every day!! It’s gorgeous ๐Ÿ™‚
    ~deb~

  8. Courtney 4 December, 2005 at 9:51 am - Reply

    Oh Christmas forest. LOVE it. I did a faux christmas tree forest {very similar to yours} for my daughters fairy birthday party. LOVE IT!!!
    Court

  9. Joy U 4 December, 2005 at 10:45 am - Reply

    WOW! Coolest Christmas trees I’ve ever seen by far. :o)

  10. Shawni & Jason 4 December, 2005 at 11:36 am - Reply

    OMGOSH! That looks SO great mixed in with the green! Too bad Jason wouldn’t go for that.. hehe.. but WOW.. I would be depressed to take those babies down too! SO CUTE!!! PINK RULES!

  11. 267 4 December, 2005 at 12:35 pm - Reply

    Heidi – what a great idea to do a bunch of trees. I am loving that look! You are so creative – you are such an inspiration. Are you going to share your Christmas card once you get it finished? I love seeing all of your creations.

  12. cheryl d 4 December, 2005 at 1:55 pm - Reply

    OMG.. I’ve never seen so much pink in one place!! It’s so christmasy.. it looks great.. and with the deer it’ll look even better… You could spray the deer pink too.. or maybe just the antlers LOL.. here’s a cute table top one.. in pink.. and with a boa.. ๐Ÿ™‚
    http://www.paperchase.co.uk/p/00400863/boa_stags.html
    Merry Christmas!!
    ๐Ÿ™‚

  13. Talia 4 December, 2005 at 2:30 pm - Reply

    Wow!! This is so crazy fun I can’t stand it! I actually just bought one of these pink trees from Urban Outfitters this weekend for my scrapbook studio and I got some of the disco balls…I think I need to make some of the sparke worgs garlands to go with it! So fun!

  14. adrianne 4 December, 2005 at 3:05 pm - Reply

    lovin’ your fantastic forest – you could keep it up for valetines day – just change a few of the words. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  15. Amy 4 December, 2005 at 3:57 pm - Reply

    Love this! What kind of glitter did you use for the silver and what size are your letters used for the words? Thank you for sharing your cool, cool trees!

  16. yvonne b 4 December, 2005 at 4:42 pm - Reply

    Heidi
    love the pink. it looks like you have had a great time putting this together, and i love the way you did the chipboard letters. i had gotten to the point where i couldn’t wait for christmas to be over, but know you have sparked some pink interest for me, i think my scraproom might have to get a tree with pink too. love reading your blog, can’t wait to see what you do next.
    yvonne
    p.s. where do you get those little cans of krylon? i have searched with no luck.

  17. sarah green 4 December, 2005 at 6:22 pm - Reply

    WOW!!!! It looks awesome… Quincy looks so cute in her matching pink outfit by the tree. I rang the shop that I saw the pink christmas tree in after seeing your ones I had been thinking about buying it but needed a bit of a push, and THEY HAVE SOLD IT….AAARRRRGHHH,and they can’t get another!!! I guess if your not first your last….

  18. Tena 4 December, 2005 at 8:19 pm - Reply

    So pink! So cool! So is your studio totally full of glitter now? Over the top amazing. Tena

  19. Linda A (elendae) 4 December, 2005 at 8:24 pm - Reply

    Awesome!! Love your forest, Heidi!!

  20. Valerie 4 December, 2005 at 10:55 pm - Reply

    would Bing Crosby approve of “I’m Dreaming of a Pink Christmas”?! probably not, but who cares!! it’s a wonderful girlie bunch of trees..i only wish i could have one, too!
    love it!

  21. Kip 5 December, 2005 at 6:18 am - Reply

    well you made my blog today with your forest!! You are da bomb girl!
    Kip

  22. Monique 5 December, 2005 at 9:00 am - Reply

    Sooooo cute Heidi!!!!! Love, love, love the words in glitter…..my husband will thank you for the glitter mess I will more than likely make at my house tonight now, hee hee!!!!

  23. Lindsay Teague 5 December, 2005 at 9:48 am - Reply

    love the forest! Glad to hear you’re in the Christmas spirit!!! ๐Ÿ˜‰
    Lindsay

  24. Shawna 5 December, 2005 at 11:43 am - Reply

    Ok, so I’m not so nuts! However, I think your family is being a little more welcoming to the concept of pink in your Christmas since it is putting you on the map! (PINK is your trademark!)
    I’m trying to slowly introduce the idea of a pink & green Christmas into our tradition…..we’ll see how it goes!
    thanks for the kick in the keester to go one step further this season. spray paint is definitely on my list for the trip to Michaels! THANX!!!!!

  25. Ngaire 6 December, 2005 at 12:51 am - Reply

    TOTALLY Too cute!!
    LOve it!!
    MMMMMMMM.. pink!!!!
    Ngai
    xxxx

  26. May 6 December, 2005 at 7:01 am - Reply

    WOW. This came out amazing! LOVING the Christmas tree forest! =)

  27. Amanda 6 December, 2005 at 7:47 am - Reply

    This looks awesome! ๐Ÿ™‚

  28. Chiara 6 December, 2005 at 9:18 am - Reply

    Better not show my mom your forest she might get ideas like 2 7 foot trees werent enough.
    LOve love love what you did and glad it put you in the mood.

  29. Jessica K. 6 December, 2005 at 9:19 am - Reply

    it’s a glam christmas at your house! love the “forest” idea. it just needs that white fluffy carpet of snow stuff underneath. so much fun to see – tfs!

  30. Kass 6 December, 2005 at 5:39 pm - Reply

    OK I need a pink tree. NEEEEEEED.

  31. Laura 6 December, 2005 at 7:33 pm - Reply

    I just thought today that maybe when Christmas is over, I will actually have to time to decorate.

  32. erin 6 December, 2005 at 9:02 pm - Reply

    omg, i LOVE that you have a mini pink forest in your living room! too cool chickee!!!!

  33. Pam 6 December, 2005 at 11:15 pm - Reply

    How CREATIVE! Imagine that, from you? LOL!
    I grabbed one of those cute little pink trees for Chloe and now I guess I’ll have to let her get into my glitter for her decorations. I LOVE those big letters!

  34. connie 7 December, 2005 at 12:32 pm - Reply

    I love it!! My husband thought my pink decorated tree was off the chart!! Wait till I show him this!! Heidi you’re the best!!

  35. Kelly 7 December, 2005 at 7:07 pm - Reply

    I love the pink tree!!! Pink is my fav too ๐Ÿ™‚
    Keep it up all year!!!!

  36. Wanda E. Santiago 7 December, 2005 at 8:39 pm - Reply

    Heidi what a beautiful scene!! I love it!! Hugs Wanda

  37. Laura 9 December, 2005 at 7:51 pm - Reply

    did we lose you in the pink forest??

  38. Brianna 9 December, 2005 at 9:10 pm - Reply

    I love those pink trees.

  39. Teri F. 10 December, 2005 at 3:16 am - Reply

    I saw these pink trees at a craft fair last weekend and thought “Heidi S needs a tree like this”…and here they are! How funny. They are so *you*.
    Off to sneak into bed now…eeks.
    t.

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