12/3/07

My Peppermint Tree

Blogger has been having problems lately and I've avoided posting all weekend in hopes that they would have their photo-issues resolved but they don't.

So I've given up waiting and I'm now unveiling my new 9-foot creation! I'm done with my Peppermint Tree! I really do need one more bag of mints to finish the bottom, but I'm sick of it and I'm done. After sustaining 3rd-degree burns over 90% of my fingertips, my children were pointing candy canes at me and shouting, "Put down the glue gun and walk away from the candies!"

Now it's not exactly the Hollywood version I had envisioned in my mind, but I had to keep telling myself that I don't have a $10K budget - I have a $10 budget. (how embarrasing talking to myself like that at Wal Mart...people were staring...) So with a bunch of bows, peppermints and hot glue, this is what I got and I love it!











6 comments:

Tif said...

I think it totally looks like it's worth $10K!! Beautiful! :)

Chanda said...

Ooooooooooo.....

DeGooyer Family said...

You are the next Martha Stewart - I know I've said that before, but this tree proves it!! One of the most beautiful trees I've ever seen.

Pattie said...

You have done a fantastic job when can you come and do mine

missliss5 said...

Holy smokes, Abby, it is absolutely gorgeous! The perfect pepperminty tree! Your vision totally came to life, I just love it.

Yarni Gras! said...

it looks just a peppermint tree should...simple glorious. Brings tears to my eyes :-)