home decor tower: day 1


I am pretty famous (in my own mind) for saying “Oh my gosh, why would I spend _____  on this when I can so make it myself with supplies I already have?!” Then, I don’t ever make the decor item, wish I had, and yeah… you see where I’m going with this.

Well Target had this gift tower (centerpiece?) that was SOOO cute, except some of the colors and such weren’t great. I headed to Michael’s, got a wood dowel, and now I’m REALLY making my own gift tower centerpiece! Since I’m totally winging this and making it up as I go I thought it would be fun to bring you along on my adventure. This is day #1.


Ok, so I have a ceramic pot, and then I gathered a few boxes and things that I want to use. I stacked it up until I maxed out.  NOTHING is final or glued at this point. I’m just figuring out where I want stuff.


See how I got the dowel through? I took a craft knife and poled slits so that the dowel could poke through the middle, but the excess would help hold on (and hold it in place).

My next step will be decorating each box, then finding the hot glue gun to make it all stick together. Stay tuned!

10 responses »

  1. I see where you’re going with this and it’s going to be fantastic!

    ..and I do the same thing about seeing something and think why would I pay $$$$ for that when I can make it! Rarely does it happen though.

    Can’t wait to see the finished tree..gonna be beautiful!

  2. great idea…I would love to see a picture of the piece that sparked your creativity. cannot wait to see your completed work of art.

  3. That’s great…now…take a picture of that gift tower you saw at Target so everyone can see what you were talking about! I can’t wait to see YOUR outcome…I know that yours will be better than the Target one! You are so creative…and I bet you have pretty paper to go with it!

  4. Pingback: the tower: finished! « confessions of a chocoholic

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