Friday, November 30, 2007

Paper Trees

Every time I go shopping, I am always on the lookout for anything that I can cover in designer paper, or alter in any way. The last time I was at Michael's I saw this tree on sale and thought it wouldn't be too hard to cover and "spruce up".

Unfortunately, it was more difficult than I imagined. I had trouble getting the curves on the inside of the tree to cut cleanly, and I tired to sand the edges, but it didn't seem to help much. Despite the rough edges, I think it turned out okay.

I used the Certainly Celery Prints Designer paper. I chose the swirl pattern even though it has flowers and butterflies on it. I think it adds some movement to the tree, and a Holiday Whimsy feel.

I decorated the tree with mini ornaments and buttons from the dollar store and Michael's. I think it still needs some decorating, but I am not sure what right now.

The second tree I did isn't quite finished either. I followed the tutorial on SCS to make this tree using a green foam cone, and the Holiday Harmony paper. It still needs a tree topper, but I am waiting on my latest order before I can add a bow using the luscious Purely Pomegranate satin ribbon.

This ribbon is on sale buy one, get one free until December 15th (as supplies last). Contact me to place your order.

1 comment:

Etha said...

Love your trees! Yes I can imagine that top one was hard to cover. I keep seeing these neat wooden holiday decorations at the store that one could alter, but I have the same problem, too complicated because they have to many curves and such. You did a wonderful job on this one!!