Creations, Crazy Christmas Trees

I know, it’s still October, but getting a head start on the holidays is never a bad idea. I have already had orders for New Years glasses and Mardi Gras! So here’s a few crazy Christmas trees to get you thinking holiday and some stunning photos of October coastal skies…

I saw this little tree last weekend and wanted to share it with you~driftwood stacked into a tree shape and topped with a star fish!

driftwood tree

Isn’t this an awesome idea!  It was on the porch of the Coastal Arts Center in Orange Beach Alabama


This beautiful spot backs up to the bay and has a gallery, art and pottery studios,  and a huge park-like lawn for art events


Hot Glass Studio where glass is blown into amazing creations and you can buy, watch or take a class


There is nothing prettier than glass sparkling in the sun


The native trees are graceful beauties dripping with Spanish Moss


This is the perfect spot for art shows and festivals  [psst…on Friday this will be full of spooky scarecrows!]


The grasses were in full bloom and the day began with the most amazing sunrise


We watched the clouds turn pink…

the lines of light you see across the center of photo are the lights on the bridge that connects our residential island to the main key. This whole area is made up of a group of islands linked together with bridges


The day came alive in a burst of color and the clouds turned into cotton candy

PicMonkey Collage

Sunset was pretty spectacular too~

PicMonkey Collage

Winter is just around the corner now and I won’t be going to the coast as often, sniff, but Christmas crafts are sure to cheer me up!   If I only had a big pile of driftwood….


You can make a tree out of just about anything, like this Accidental Christmas Tree here, made with broken painted glassware from my studio

PicMonkey Collage

or High Cotton Tree here

faux cotton tree

How about a gumdrop tree, seen on Easy Christmas Decor Ideas here, just glue gum drops to a styrofoam cone, I have had this one for years!


How about a tree full of cards, cookie cutters and candy like this Goodie Swap tree here


Here’s the recipe:

Tortilla Roll Up Tree

Course Appetizer
Cuisine American


  • flour tortillas
  • pimento cheese*
  • chopped red pepper
  • chopped scallions
  • sour cream
  • fresh parsley chopped
  • fresh spinach


  • Spread tortillas with pimento cheese and a few dabs of sour cream.
  • Sprinkle peppers and onions evenly on top.
  • Roll tortillas tightly into logs, wrap in saran and refrigerate up to 48 hours.
  • To assemble tree, cut tortilla rolls into 1 inch pieces and stack on a flat bed of spinach leaves to look like a tree. Sprinkle with chopped parsley. Servings depend on size of tree, allow 2-3 pieces per person.
Keyword appetizer tree, Christmas appetizer, pimiento cheese roll ups, tortilla roll ups
appetizer tree

Be sure to stop by next week when I will share my Holiday Paint Bucket list that is sure to make your mouth water and give you some new recipe inspirations

AND we will be “talkin’ turkey” and learning how to paint them!

Thanks so much for stopping by!


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7 Responses to “Creations, Crazy Christmas Trees”
  1. I love that you are showing christmas already.

  2. Mary says:

    Love your trees recap Jenna and driftwood one is perfect for a coastal Christmas. There’s nothing prettier than a sunrise or sunset over the water in the fall 🙂

  3. Jacqueline says:

    Just the cooler weather is getting me in the mood. I have been singing Christmas songs too! We love making tortilla roll ups but I never thought of stacking them as a tree – what a fun idea.

  4. Lynn says:

    I’ve actually been kicking around putting a couple Christmas CD’s in the car to listen to while making my rounds on Saturdays! I agree Jenna, it’s never too early to gather ideas:@)

  5. plutrell says:

    That first one is so cute…you are going to have me collecting driftwood like crazy! Thanks for sharing on the Thursday Blog Hop!

  6. Candy S says:

    I remember a gumdrop tree from a long time ago (I mean a really long time ago – like forty or so years ago)It probably was made the same way. I have been a little embarrassed to admit that Christmas is on my mind too! I have even found myself singing Christmas songs while I am out in the car by myself. My husband asked this week if we could start decorating for Christmas. Why not? Maybe just a few things, maybe like making a gum drop tree for the kitchen counter would be a great way to start decorating. Thanks for the inspiration!

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