Monday, July 15, 2019

12 Days of Christmas in July Blog Hop

Once again Sarah is hosting 12 Days of Christmas in July over at Confessions of a Fabric Addict.

I wasn't sure about participating this year. I don't have a Christmas project in the works, and no need for any decor or gifty Christmas items. I reached out to Sarah and asked if it would be okay to reprise my Life Size Christmas Tree Wall Hanging, and she said yes.

Some of you may remember when I first posted about this in July 2017.

That year, my son, who lives in a small house with two roommates and three cats, and whose son was at the time two years old, asked for something like this. They don't have room for an actual Christmas tree, but they have favorite ornaments they'd like to display.

It was the perfect solution, and they've used it for two Christmases now. The cats can't climb it and it doesn't get in the way, but they can decorate it and even put presents under it.

When I posted about it in 2017, some of the commenters mentioned that it would also be good for someone living in a nursing home or a dorm.

I posted a tutorial for making it. You can find the tutorial here.

Mary Kay, a quilter who reads my blog and found the tutorial, made a version of her own in 2018 and sent me a photo. Her version turned out beautiful, especially with all her lovely ornaments on it.
Mary Kay's Christmas Tree

I'm glad my Christmas Tree has been so popular. The tutorial is my most-visited blog post ever. Thank you, Sarah, for allowing me to share it again during 12 Days of Christmas in July this year.

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43 comments:

  1. Such a fabulous Christmas Tree made with diamonds.. thanks for the pattern

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  2. I do remember your post about the Christmas Tree Wall hanging. It is really cute and is a great alternative for a tree in a small house.

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  3. What a gorgeous pattern. It is great for a small home in lieu of a real tree.

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  4. I think this is a great idea! Thank you for the tutorial; I love working with triangles so it looks like a project I will do! Thanks!

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  5. Love your tree. I could see this being used in a tiny house as the main holiday tree.

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  6. I love this idea! Not only am I allergic to pine trees, but we also travel to our cabin at Christmas time. My daughter always laments the lack of a tree.

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  7. I do remember your original post and I think I commented on that one. We don't put up a tree any longer, but this would be a great way to bring out some of my favorite ornaments again. Thanks for the reminder and the tutorial.
    Pat

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  8. I remember this and wanted to make it, but the triangles stopped me. I'm a bit better now, so maybe I can make this happen this year for DD's new apartment.

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  9. Great project still! Thanks for sharing again!

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  10. What a marvelous idea. I retired to an OLD single wide at the beach. I've been here 5 years but haven't had a tree due to space issues and small dogs. I'm anxious to make this now! Thank you ever so much!

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  11. This tree is wonderful! Thank you so much!

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  12. I'm glad you were able to share your project again, because I haven't seen it before. It's so pretty, especially when adding in the ornaments. What a great idea.

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  13. Thanks for the reminder about your awesome door hanger tree tutorial!!

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  14. Thanks so much for the pattern! This would also make a great front door hanging for the holiday season.

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  15. I do remember that, but it bears repeating!

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  16. I loved your tree the first time, and just as much this year. Need to sort out the greens again.

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  17. Your tree is such a great idea! Thanks for the link to the tutorial. My MIL lives in assisted living and I bet she would enjoy having a tree like this!

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  18. Very sweet...love how it fills the entire door with Christmas cheer.

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  19. It's really cute and a great idea!

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  20. Love this, such a great idea :)

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  21. Love this tree idea! Would be fun for my 2 daughter's homes..both have cats...& can't put up a tree. Might just have to make them each one! (shh...giggle) Thank you for sharing the Tutorial too :)

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  22. So glad you did a repost of this tree. Back then I knew I wanted to give it a try and then promptly forgot where I saw it. I will mark it properly this time, Thanks again.

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  23. And it has been on my to-do list for two years now... I really need to get on it! LOL I think I actually have enough greens now to make it nice and scrappy...

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  24. Hi again, Jan! I think this is just a fabulous idea. Very clever, and one that I think I will adopt soon. I need to PIN it so I remember it, and I'll do so right now. ~smile~ Roseanne

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  25. I'm so glad you brought back your lovely Christmas tree. This time, I was smart enough to pin it so I will remember where it came from.

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  26. This tree is still on my to-do list.

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  27. Beautiful tree. Thank you for sharing with us :))

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  28. I remember this! Such a cute idea. Thanks for sharing it again.

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  29. Thank you for reminding me of your fabulous tree.

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  30. I love this idea!!! We live in an apartment and every year it's a massive 'thing' to get the furniture moved and the tree set up, particularly when we rarely have people come over Christmas (we now go to our sons). This would be perfect for us - and we wouldn't have to store that massive big box of tree in our closet. Thank you for the inspiration!!

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  31. Your tree is such a great idea...perfect for small spaces or a kids bedroom. What I love most about it is how it would be perfect for those sweet, but tiny, ornaments that always get lost on a big tree.

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  32. Thought I’d already commented but looks like it didn’t go through! I do remember your tree - loved it then and love it now! Thanks for sharing it again xx

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  33. Fabulous pattern and great project for the season.

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  34. Love your tree! I have trees of all sizes and patterns, and yet...I don't have enough. Thanks for sharing again!

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  35. Great tree pattern! Nice idea for those places with no room for a real/commercial tree!

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  36. I love your tree. I made one for my gd when she was little but I like yours much better. Thanks for sharing!

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  37. great tree. thanks for sharing. Merry Christmas 🎄

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  38. Your story about your son, roommates, and several cats reminds me of my son. I am not sure I can sew triangles, but I may try it because I know several people who no longer can put up trees or hesitate because of their cats. Anyway, it is such a clever idea and I love it!

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  39. Great idea! Thanks for bringing it back to our remberance.

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