Top 10 Handmade Christmas Tree s 2010

Christmas Trees are like people, they come is all different sizes shapes and colors. To me nothing is more special than a one of a kind unique christmas tree. Here are my top 10 favorite non living Christmas Trees made out of fun and fascinating materials.

Here are my top 10 favorite unique handmade Christmas trees

10. A Swarovski Christmas Tree in Austria. Beautiful, simple and sparkling crystals!

Glistening Swarovski Crystal Christmas Tree in Austria

Glistening Swarovski Crystal Christmas Tree in Austria

9. Murano glass looks amazing in all forms. Here is a stunning Murano Glass Christmas tree in Venice Italy.  This glass tree is 8.5m tall and 3m wide weighing in at 3 tons which makes it the world’s largest glass blown tree. It was made by local glass blowers out of 1000 glass tubes and 2000 metal rods.

Murano Glass Christmas Tree in Venice

Murano Glass Christmas Tree in Venice

8.  Here is a cool Cardboard Christmas Tree made from 200 sheets of cardboard glued together with Starch and sprayed with fire retardant. This Innovative tree could be created in numerous different shapes as a great DIY weekend project.

Eco Friendly Cardboard Christmas Tree

Eco Friendly Cardboard Christmas Tree

7. Nothing can be richer on the senses than a tree you can eat or drink! Here are 4 favorites… Sushi, Wine, Chocolate and Beer trees! This beautiful Chocolate tree was done by Ferrero Rocher.

Food and Alcohol Christmas Trees

Food and Alcohol Christmas Trees

6. Last year my Kasian crew got together to make a stunning Wood Veneer Christmas Tree for our annual Edmonton Festival of Trees entry. Metro Wallcoverings donated all of the wood veneer wallcovering for this piece in 2 species to create the stunning wood tree.

Wood Veneer Christmas Tree

Wood Veneer Christmas Tree

5. This ice tree sculpture made from 300 recycled water bottles suspended from the ceiling. Designed by graphic design firm Paprika it was hung in the window of Montreal furniture store Domison in 2008.

Paprika Design Ice tree made of water bottles!

Paprika Design Ice tree made of water bottles!

4. Here is my favorite Glass Christmas Tree! Once again by by great coworkers at Kasian, this tree is our Gold medal winner from the Edmonton Festival of trees. See my full article for more about this elegant and icy creation that would fit beautifully into any decor.

Kasian Glass Christmas Tree

Kasian Glass Christmas Tree

3. This sparkling tree is at the Swarovski Boutique at Singapore’s Landmark Tower. Elegantly crafted it has the quality and construction of a chandelier.

Swarovski Tree Landmark Tower

Swarovski Tree Landmark Tower

2. Gorgeous and festive Istanbul Christmas Tree

Outdoor Christmas Tree in Istanbul

Outdoor Christmas Tree in Istanbul

1. Swarovski Tree in Shanghai’s Grand Gateway Shopping mall

Swarovski Christmas Tree in Shanghai

Swarovski Christmas Tree in Shanghai

Kasian Festival of Trees entry wins GOLD!!!

Festival of Trees 2010 Progress Image

Festival of Trees Mock up in the Kasian office

Kasian has made a tradition of coming up with exciting and beautiful orginal entries for the Edmonton Festival of Trees each year. This year with aspirations of gold we took to our toughest challenge yet. The theme of this years competition was “Sparkle” and what better way to embody the theme than to make a Christmas Tree out of glass with sparkling silver oranaments! Our Kasian team joined forces with renouwned glass artists at Panache glass and ceramic to create this innovative and sparkling tree. Ewa, Marlene and Rose from panache volunteered their time and glass to create each individual glass stem a different size and shape to form the tree. On Kasian’s end we made a form for our glass filled concrete base with castors and purchased a threaded steel rod, bolts and washers to secure the glass.

The Edmonton Festival of Trees raises funds for patient care and research at the University of Alberta Hospital.

Myself and Simon adding finishing touches to the glass tree

Myself and Simon adding finishing touches to the glass tree

It took Panache a few weeks to create all of the individual glass pieces and once they were finished the Kasian team came down to test out the weight of the glass on the structure and to determine if we wanted to paint the pieces of not. We opted on leaving the natural green tint of the glass as it was classic and elegant. We also believed that the glass in its natural color would appeal to more potential buyers. Once we brought all the glass back to the Kasian studio we assembled the tree and worked on determining the best light sources, decor, skirt and tree topper. Taking the tree apart one more time we transported it over to the Shaw conference center and reassembled it within a 2 day window. The feedback we have already recieved from the event has been spectacular. Please go check it out if you have the opportunity before the afternoon of Sunday December 5th.

Christmas Tree closeup

Christmas Tree decor closeup

Some notes about the tree: Their are 74 individual glass pieces, 8 strings of white lights, 125lbs of concrete and the overall piece weighs roughly 250lbs!

Christmas Tree

Edmonton Festival of Trees Gold Winner

Kasian Glass Christmas Tree Installed with deer

Kasian Glass Christmas Tree Installed

Bird on glass tree

Bird on glass tree

Canadian Home Decor

Chintz has long been known as western Canada’s home accents and accessories store. With Locations in Calgary, Edmonton, Vancouver and Victoria they are managing to take over the West coast with international products one client at a time! Chintz prides itself in its little treasures that are sure to bring inspiration and drama to your home. They carry furniture, table linens, textiles, accessories, plants and outdoor furniture.

Check them out at www.chintz.com

Chitz and Company black and white striped chairChitz and Company egg chairChitz and Company side tableChintz and Company rock vase

Italian luxury Flowers, Furniture & Accessories

The very first website I go to when I am searching for creative inspiration is VG New Trend. This creative, well thought out and original company explores flowers and plants, lighting, furniture, pottery and vases. They believe in exploring materials, shapes and textures from around the world to create dynamic vignettes. Their marketing and photographs complement their enchanting concepts. VG New Trend is an Italian luxury brand that explores interior and exterior environments. All of their items are hand crafted and of the highest quality filled with luxurious materials and textures. If God is in the details than this timeless company is heavenly!

www.vgnewtrend.it

VG New Trend White and green flowers

VG New Trend Contemporary Floral Design

VG New Trend Flower Bouquet in green and cream

VG New Trend white vases

VG New Trend Oversize Vases

VG New Trend Floral Vignette

VG new Trend Vases in black and white