December 24, 2011

Oh Christmas Tree...

I built my own Christmas tree.  (Actually I made several and gave them as gifts to dear friends.)  It was easy to do and they are adorable.




Drill hole in 2 inch wooden block.  Prime, paint and collage block; use E6000 to adhere glass pebbles on bottom of block for feet.  Attach assorted bits of paper, book pages, ribbon, lace, candy wrappers and the like on a 16 penny nail.  Build up layers and add a topper. I used a swizzle stick I saved from my recent cruise and added a bead.  Adhere the nail to the block using E6000 (insert in drilled hole).   Wait 24 hours for it to cure and voila! a Christmas tree!






12 comments:

The Cottage Market {Andrea} ♥ said...

how fabulous are these trees!!!! i LOVE THEM and they just make me smile! thank you for sharing your unbelievable creative talents with us this year -- i can't wait to see what you have in store for us in 2012!!!! sending holiday hugs to you and yours and wishes for a magical new year!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Kelsie From Our Country Home said...

OMgosh that is gorgeous and would be so much fun to make with the kiddies...Might have to steal this idea for next yr.

Blessings and a Merry Christmas
Kelsie

Geri Centonze said...

Great idea - it's beautiful - I'm going to "pin this"!

Lorraine said...

What a splendid idea and so beautiful. Merry Christmas!

MulticoloredPieces said...

Hi, Pat. Your tree is so fun--marvelous idea! Thanks for sharing the technique. And have a happy holiday season!
best, nadia

Kia said...

A splendid idea, Pat! You are so talented! :) Hope you are enjoying the holidays season! Very busy with my parents here with us, but hope to catch up with your beautiful images next week. Have a wonderful and creative New Year!!

Ruth said...

I love it Pat! Wonderful image too, the texture with flakes looks great!

Cory said...

What a wonderful idea...thanks for sharing. Great photo, love the loose threads and all the textures.

Happy 2011

Henrietta Hassinen said...

That is really artistic christmas tree, wonderful work Pat. It is now little late to wish you happy christmas but I hope you a very exiting and wonderful New Year:)

Coleen said...

That tree is so cute and I can see not hard to do. I'm going to have to pin this to my Christmas Pinterest board so I can remember it for next year.

Cheers, Coleen

Monika/Buzsy said...

What a fabulous paper tree Pat! So creative! :o)

Jeanne said...

What a cute idea this christmas tree is..... say, I am the new face on your followers list! You have a great and creative blog!!