This last Saturday was the women's tea and cookie exchange at my church. I volunteered to decorate a table and had a lot of fun with it! They said to go simple (although some people did not seem to get that message) so I did. I picked a fairly neutral palette for the centerpiece. The only color was in the cups, and even most of those were fairly subdued. Anyway, I was pretty proud of it, so I awkwardly busted out my DSLR and snapped a few photos of it while everyone else was getting ready.
Quick Tree Tutorial:
I made the trees after seeing a few different versions floating around on Pinterest. I wanted to use what I already had on hand, so I made the cones by simply rolling card stock into the shape I wanted and taping it. Then, I took felt and cut it into about 3 inch by 11 inch strips. Then I folded those strips in half and cut slits almost to the top of the folded strip, leaving about 1/2 inch uncut. Then I wrapped the strip around the tree, cut off what I didn't need, and hot glued it all down. Then I just kept repeating with each layer until the top. Pretty basic stuff. :)
Sorry that I didn't take any step by step pictures, but I hadn't even read any of the tutorials I had seen on Pinterest, so I was winging it the whole time. I wasn't even 100% sure it was going to come out well. :)
Also, in case you were wondering, I made this recipe for the exchange and they were delicious! If you like almond flavoring, definitely give these a try. :)