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Mini Steampunk Tree

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I have one more steampunk craft to share with you. I always like to have a small trinket at each place setting for guests to take home. This year I made mini trees. These were not hard BUT a lot of little steps.

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I made a paper cone and covered it in one inch circles. Added a gear to the top for a star, cut and painted a wooden dowel which I glued to the tree. The base is cooper painted chipboard gear. The dowel just fits in the center hole but I added some glue on the bottom for stability. The final touch is randomly placed glitter made from tiny metal balls.

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I am really happy with these and I think my guest will be too. I am off to get ready, our Christmas eve is tonight. I think I need to chill some Champagne for Santa ;-)

Altered Pocket Watches


The last thing I wanted to share was our favorite ornament we made, altered pocket watches. This one is Auberne`s.

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This is Chloe's and below, is mine. I have to say, I am so glad I take the time and money to do these projects because it creates memories. The girls and I will carry forever the love that goes into these Christmas themes. Each Christmas we pull out different trinkets and "we remember the year we did such and such." Instantly it bring us back to that time, what was happening, what we loved, what disasters we created. These are memories that hold us together as a family.

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I also have to share the wonderful pocket watches Linda made us. It is amazing because Linda had not seen ours but look how hers so reflect what we were doing. Linda was in WA and came for tea with her hubby (Hi Jim!!). She was able to see our steampunk tree and how beautiful her ornaments looked with ours. Thank you Linda for the presents but mostly for you love and friendship. We adore you xox

Pokwat collage

Clock Snowflakes

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The most interesting thing we did for our Steampunk theme was making ornaments for our little tree. Each day I will share what ornaments we made.

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First we made clock snowflakes. All we did is punch a 1" circle from some thick scrapbook paper. We glued the hands from a clock on the circle and blinged up the center. Believe it or not, I used Fabri-Tac glue and it worked great!!

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Steampunk Cabinet

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This is our cabinet. I have to say the girls told me it was not steampunk enough for them ;-) but I said I still wanted it to look like Christmasy !! Ended up with a combo of Santa's, a crown, Christmas candy, top hat, etc. I was soo thrilled when I found the red, green and cooper tartan wrapping paper. Such a small thing can make such a big difference.

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I had to share my Christmas House find with you. I LOVE this Victorian pitcher. It is full of cracks but was also $12.00. A real find!!

Jug collage

A Steampunk Wreath

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So our theme this year is, taadaa, steampunk! Actually I did not have a theme this year (shock, because I have had one every year, for like forever) but about two months ago, the girls and I were talking and they said they thought a steampunk Christmas would be fun. I said what the heck. I did a Victorian Christmas a couple of years ago and though I could use some of that, with a lot of tartan plaid and the girls steampunk stuff, it would make an intersting theme.

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The first thing I have to share with you is our wreath this year. It is my favorite thing we made. I love the steampunk angel wings Auberne` made for her costume. I knew I had to use them somehow. I took an old, rusted wheel, added some ribbon, a glittered chipboard gear and Auberne`s wings. Whaalaa, I think it is soo sweet and cool all at the same time!!