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The Roasted Christmas Tree –  Χριστουγεννιάτικο Δέντρο για Ψήσιμο

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I hope you are all enjoyingthe Christmas tours and celebrations.  As  I had mentioned last time, today I’m going to share with you how I created the little Christmas tree centerpiece.  My daughter calls it “the roasted Christmas tree” and you’ll see why.

Ελπίζω όλοι να απολαμβάνετε τις Χριστουγεννιάτικες ξεναγήσεις και γιορτές. Όπως είχα αναφέρει την προηγούμενη φορά, σήμερα θα μοιραστώ μαζί σας το πώς δημιούργησα το μικρό Χριστουγεννιάτικο δεντράκι. Η κόρη μου το αποκαλεί “το ψητό Χριστουγεννιάτικο δέντρο” και θα δείτε γιατί.

Mini Christmas tree inside a roasting pot as centerpiece The Roasted Christmas Tree - The boondocks blog
I already had the little tree and remembered that every year I  used to put it into a little      can but it kept on falling over. Not only that but there was no balance in the composition.  As many of you probably know I have a basement that won’t quit, so on my last trip there I found this old roasting pot. ​​  

Είχα ήδη το μικρό δέντρο και κάθε χρόνο συνήθιζα να το βάζω σε ένα μικρό δοχείο, αλλά έπεφτε. Όχι μόνο αυτό, αλλά δεν υπήρχε ισορροπία στη σύνθεση. Όπως πολλοί από εσάς ίσως γνωρίζετε έχω ένα υπόγειο που εχει θησαυρό, και στο τελευταίο ταξίδι μου εκεί βρήκα  αυτή τη παλιά  κατσαρόλα  για  ψήσιμο. 

A roasting pot The Roasted Christmas Tree - The boondocks blog
I gathered my girls and a friend of theirs and we got to work. These lovelies were created using toilet paper rolls.  I have my friend Pili of Sweet things to thank for this idea.  Once we shaped them into this candy shape, we painted them white and red and then added the pretty ribbons.  Aren’t they just adorable? I don’t normally gush over my creations but these take the cake!

Μάζεψα τα κορίτσια μου και μια φίλη τους και αρχίσαμε να δουλεύουμε. Αυτά τα όμορφα  δημιουργήθηκαν  χρησιμοποιώντας ρολά χαρτιού τουαλέτας. Έχω τη φίλη μου τη Pili από το μπλογκ Sweet Things να ευχαριστήσω για αυτή την ιδέα. Μόλις τα διαμορφώσαμε σε αυτό το σχήμα καραμέλας,  τα βάψαμε λευκά και κόκκινα και στη συνέχεια προσθέσαμε τις όμορφες κορδέλες. Δεν είναι απλά αξιολάτρευτα. 

Toilet paper rolls repurposed into candy shaped boxes The Roasted Christmas Tree - the boondocks blog
They were then placed inside the pot on top of pretty plaid fabric that looks like an old  print from the 50’s.  

Στη συνέχεια τοποθετουνται μέσα στην κατσαρόλα πάνω από ένα όμορφο καρό ύφασμα . 

Toilet paper rolls repurposed into candy shaped boxes and placed into a roasting pot The Roasted Christmas Tree - The Boondocks blog
The pot was dry brushed with an apple red/white color.  I created this oval shape using blackboard paint and after it dried I was able to write on it.  Not a good job but we revel in imperfection around here.

Η κατσαρολα βάφτηκε με ένα κόκκινο / λευκό χρώμα. Δημιούργησα αυτό το οβάλ σχήμα χρησιμοποιώντας  μαυροπίνακα βαφή και μετά που στέγνωσε έγραψα επάνω. Δεν είναι μια καλή  δουλειά, αλλά εμείς απολαμβάνουν στην ατέλειά εδώ γύρω.

A roasting pot used as the base for a centerpiece Christmas tree and painted with blackboard paint The Roasted Christmas Tree - the boondocks blog
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Now it was time to decorate the tree.  Did I mention my bottomless pit basement?  I also found these.  Now these are definitely vintage to go with my old fashioned little roasted tree.

Τώρα ήρθε η ώρα για να διακοσμήσουμε το δέντρο. Ανέφερα το αβύσσου υπόγειό μου; Βρήκα αυτά τα παλιά  κλειδιά.

Rusty vintage keys - The Roasted Christmas Tree the boondocks blog
Using chalk paint I painted them white. 

Τα έβαψα λεύκα με τη χρήση μπογιά κιμωλίας.

Vintage keys painted with chalk paint - The Roasted Christmas Tree the boondocks blog
I found an old tassel and used it to thread the keys through in order to hang them.   You know nothing goes to waste in my house. 

Βρήκα παλιά φούντα και τη χρησιμοποίησα για να περάσω τα κλειδιά για να τα κρεμάσω.  Ξέρετε τίποτα δεν πάει χαμένο στο σπίτι μου.

A beige tassel The Roasted Christmas Tree - The boondocks blog
Detail of a mini Christmas tree showing the tassel repurposed to hold the vintage keys on the tree The Roasted Christmas Tree - The Boondocks blog

​The keys were the last detail to be added to the tree.

Τα κλειδιά ήταν η τελευταία λεπτομέρεια που προστέθηκαν στο δέντρο.

A mini Christmas tree detail showing baubles and white keys hanging from the tree The Roasted Christmas Tree - the Boondocks blog
​When my oldest girl saw the centerpiece she said “Are you going to roast the tree?”  And thus we have the roasted Christmas tree.

Όταν η  μεγαλύτερη κοπέλα μου το είδε μου είπε «Πρόκειται να ψήσετε το δέντρο;”  Και έτσι έχουμε το ψητό Χριστουγεννιάτικο δέντρο.

A gold star o top of a Mini Christmas tree - The Roasted Christmas Tree The boondocks blog
Details of baubles and ribbon from the mini Christmas tree -The Roasted Christmas Tree the boondocks blog
Details of ribbon, keys and pinecones from a mini Christmas tree -The Roasted Christmas Tree the boondocks blog
details of Mini Christmas tree showing the roasting pot which is holding the toilet paper rolls shaped as candy The Roasted Christmas Tree - the boondocks blog
Detail of mini Christmas tree showing a pine cone The Roasted Christmas Tree www.theboondocksblog.com
A mini Christmas tree nestled in a roast pot re purposed as a base for the tree The Roasted Christmas Tree - the boondocks blog
What do you think of my roasted Christmas tree, does it hark back to the 50’s? Now if those little boxes were potatoes maybe we could at least roast something, if not the tree.  Check back next time to see details of my actual Christmas tree.

Τη λέτε, Το Ψημένο Χριστουγεννιάτικο δέντρο μου σας θυμίζει δεκαετία του 50; Τώρα αν αυτά τα μικρά κουτιά ήταν πατάτες ίσως θα μπορούσαμε τουλάχιστον να ψήσουμε κάτι, αν όχι το δέντρο. Ελατε ξανά την επόμενη φορά για να δείτε τις λεπτομέρειες από το πραγματικό Χριστουγεννιάτικο δέντρο μου.
A mini Christmas tree nestled in a roast pan and re-purposed as a base for the tree, #MiniChristmasTree #antiquekeys #repur posedroastpan #paperrolls #chalkboardpaint The Roasted Christmas Tree - www.theboondocksblog.com
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Αν σας αρέσει αυτό που βλέπετε, να το μοιραστείτε με τους φίλους σας, ή να το αποθηκεύσετε στο Pinterest. Επισεις μπορείτε  να εγγραφείτε στο blog μου και να λαμβάνετε τις περιπέτειες  μου  στο e-mail σας.

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Ivory

Wednesday 13th of December 2017

Wow Mary, what lovely fines, I should be so lucky. You tree is so adorable. It has such a warm feel about it. Thanks for sharing all your precious momentous. Happy holidays

Mary

Thursday 14th of December 2017

Thank you so much Ivory. I also wish you Happy Holidays!

Pili

Thursday 10th of December 2015

I love your roasted Christmas tree, Mary!! The old pot is a great idea and gives a vintage look, as well as the keys. And the gifts are an extra addition, glad to have been able to inspire you making some, thanks for the mention. Lots of hugs

Mary

Friday 11th of December 2015

Yes, Pili, when I saw those little shapes in your blog I fell in love iwth them. They were so unusual and cute. and I thought they would make pretty little candy cases.

Lynn Spencer

Thursday 10th of December 2015

Good Thursday morning Mary! How is Greece today? How cool is it that you have a basement that keeps giving up all these fantastic treasures!? Are these treasures from previous owners? Your 'roasted' Christmas tree is perfection, even if you 'revel' in imperfections (which is a phrase I just love!) Christmas is clearly in full swing in the Kalpos home. Enjoy!

Mary

Friday 11th of December 2015

They are things that I have inherited from grandparents and other things that just accumulated. I'm not even sure how some of them ended up there. I'm just thankful that my point of view changed and I now see them as hidden treasures. Yes, I do have an affinity for the broken and imperfect. Enjoy your movies tonight!

krista

Thursday 10th of December 2015

I was amazed what you did with the TP rolls. I was looking at the little packages, wondering what they were, before you explained it. You get extra points for creativity and being "green". The pot really works and I like the NOEL.. its perfect. What a fun basement you have.

Mary

Friday 11th of December 2015

Krista, I like the green points. And how about all of that stuff that I drag up from the basement. It would have gone unused otherwise. I'm very happy with my finds now that I can see outside the box. I'm so happy you stopped by!

Keri

Thursday 10th of December 2015

Mary, I love your roasted Christmas tree!! Those little candy shaped creations you all made are adorable and worth the gushing!! Those keys are fantastic! I love that you used them as ornaments!! All the details look lovely!! Nice job...I can't wait to see the big tree details! :)

Mary

Friday 11th of December 2015

Keri thanks for your sweet words. Now you see why I was fretting all this time. The keys were spotted while I was leaving the basement with the pot...lucky me that my eye caught them. :)

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