Here's the first one, which is monochromatic. As you might imagine it is my favorite. Shades of red. Yum.
The second tree uses a range of autumn colors. My bet is that plenty of you will prefer this tree for its variety.
By the way, I used the punched circles from the scallop ornaments to make a card I'll post later. How very thrifty of me. I made those ornaments by first punching the smaller, smooth circle, then the larger scallop circle. I glued two "flowers" onto either side of a medium circle to frame the leaf and acorn images.
Now, let's discuss the egg on my face. These pleated ornaments are gorgeous, are they not? I got the idea from a BH&G magazine.
When I first made the pleated ornaments, I used glue dots rather than the glue gun the instructions called for because I hate glue guns. Hate is a strong word, but I'd rather have my teeth cleaned, get a vaccine, and spend two hours locked in a small room full of sticky, loud toddlers than use a glue gun.
But this is what happens when you use the wrong adhesive: complete destruction.
So of course, I pulled this out of my basement storage.
And promptly gave myself burns. But the ornaments are holding together nicely now.
I guess we have to suffer for our hobby.
But at least my Thankful Trees are finished.
How is your Gratitude Challenge coming? Do share, please.