I ordered some Christmas gifts from MC and my receipt was in this envelope (showing with sides cut and laid flat) in their signature Courtly Check.
I cut off the desired size, cut out half-moons to go around the tree stump, glued the base and the back of the paper and voila - the base is covered in the Courtly Check. I used a sharpie to put the lines on the ribbon I will be using on the picks, etc.
I found these picks after Christmas for a dollar a box of three (they were originally $10) and used two different techniques with my version of the Courtly Check. I used the Sharpie on the ribbon and on one I just tied the ribbon around the poinsettia and on the other I cut out sections and glued around the poinsettia - used these techniques until all six were completed.
Added the picks to the tree...
I found these Mackenzie-Childs inspired ornaments on Ebay and bought six of them - added them to the tree...
A couple of Courtly wheelbarrows and a sled - found from an Etsy seller, added to the tree...
I added two miniature holly top hats - they are small so I used a little black & white gingham ribbon around the hat - the other ribbon was too big.
The last item I added before putting on the big top hat, was a few bows (simple bows made from real Mackenzie-Childs ribbon) placed randomly around the tree. I crimp the ribbon and use a pipe cleaner to hold the bow. I prefer the pipe cleaner to wire as the pipe cleaner is oh so much easier on your hands.
Ta-DA - added the beautiful holly top hat (I had added a little tie of the faux Courtly Check ribbon on the holly decoration) and the new tree is done - now time to carefully move to our bedroom.
Up close view of the little hats.
Mackenzie-Childs Tuxedo Ribbon, Link
Top Hat 7" (used for tree topper), RAZ Imports - Holly Top Hat 7"
Top Hat, 3 1/2", Nell Hills
Black & white 1 1/2" checked ribbon, LUV RIBBONS Fabric Ribbon by Creative Ideas, 1-1/2-Inch, Black Checkered, White
Large picks, Big Lots
Scotch Quick-Dry Adhesive, Scotch Quick-Dry Adhesive, 4 fl oz (021)
Lighted tree, Tuesday Morning
Narrow gingham for small hats, Michael's
Small wicker hats for poinsettia's, Hobby Lobby, Grocery Outlet
Poinsettia and berry picks, Hobby Lobby
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