So, have you taken down all your Christmas decorations and packed them away yet? We just did over the weekend, and while I'm glad to have my house back to normal, it looks a little bare without all the Christmas pretties everywhere. Take a look at these gorgeous wintery trees created by our talented designer Brenda Hurd. I think they are just what I need to keep me from missing all those Christmas decorations! See how to make them below.
Arctic Chill collection (Patterned Paper, Rub-ons, Die cuts)
Felt Shapes: Sassy
Transparent Die Cuts: Bracket Book Set
Ribbon: Daydreams, Crush, The Daily Grind, Simplicity
Happy Holidays Embellishment Kit (brads)
The Daily Grind Embellishment Kit (Button, label holder)
3/4 inch plywood
1.Trace your pattern onto ply wood (you will need 3 pieces for the large tree and 2 for the small) - cut out with scroll saw. (Note: if the thought of wood working has you anxious, check craft stores. I've seen several versions of both wood and cardboard trees ready to decorate that would work beautifully for this project.)
2. Drill hole in the top and bottom of each piece of wood big enough for dowel to fit in.
3. Cut dowel into pieces for even spaces between your wood (where ribbon is tied).
4. Trace each piece of wood onto desired patterned paper, cute out paper shapes, sew around the edges and distress.
5. Paint the sides and the edges of the wood with color of your choice. When dry, add a layer of glitter paint.
6. Glue paper to wood.
7. Use die cuts and rub-ons to decorate each piece.
8. Put together with dowels. you can put glue on the end of each dowel to make sure it stays put.
9. Tie ribbon in between each piece of wood and under the bottom piece.
10. Insert dowel into the hole of your cut log for the base.
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