Decorating for Christmas is always a joyous task but sometimes you want something different for the table or mantel shelf. You only need to look in your cooking pans drawer, find some snippets of fabric, and go for a walk in the forest to create this project. You can pick up similar tins at the many wonderful vintage fairs that spring up throughout the year. You can buy whatever you simply cannot resist, and then see what you can use it for when you get home—such a great feeling!
long shallow tin
4 tea light holders
scraps of fabric
needle and sewing thread
1. Space the tea light holders (I used vintage tins here) out in your long shallow tin and then use a craft knife to cut three pieces of oasis to fit snugly in between each one.
2. Start adding moss to the tin, arranging it around the tea light holders so it covers the oasis.
3. Add several pinecones of different sizes, pushing them into the oasis to hold in place. Some of my pinecones were sprayed white to give a different effect.
4. To make a tree, cut two small triangles from the fabric scraps. Place together and blanket stitch down the two long sides of the triangle. Insert a few whole cloves to give the tree some thickness and a lovely scent, and then insert the end of the matchstick into the triangle. Stitch the triangle shut. Repeat to make as many trees as you wish.
5. Dot the triangle trees here and there in the oasis. Place tea lights in the holders and then sprinkle glitter and fake snow over the top to finish your little forest.