Monday, December 9, 2013

Christmas Tree from Scraps & Burlap



I am in love with this little scrappy & burlappy framed Christmas tree!
I was feeling crafty & this is the end result.


Here's how easy it was:
First, choose your frame.
I started with one of the frames that I distressed with soap & spray paint.
If you didn't catch the easy how-to instructions for that on my previous post, check it out here.


Next, remove the backing & hot glue on whatever fabric you want for the background.


I decided to go with burlap.


Next you'll replace the frame & fastened it accordingly.
The glass isn't needed for this project, so do with it as you like.



Now to the choosing of the fabric for the scrappy Christmas tree...
I wanted to work with browns & tans, as I made this as a gift for my friend Jody.
I was inspired by the colors of her kitchen remodel & I thought she may want to sit this on her cabinet ledge.



I cut/tore my fabric into small squares, roughly based on the size I envisioned for the tree.


Finally, I began arranging them on the burlap until I got them just right, & then hot glued them on.
I glued just at the top of the fabric squares so the bottom would be loose, 
fluffing out to give some dimension.


And last but not least, every tree needs a topper!
And since rosettes {Shabby Bowtique} are what I do, it was a given. 
The addition of the brown feathers finished it off perfectly.


And you know what's great about this project?
You still have time to put one together before Christmas gets here!



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10 comments:

  1. I love this distressed look. Nice!

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    1. Thanks, Michelle -- it's totally my favorite look.

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  2. Oh I love this, how cute and super clever and creative. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

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  3. Cute! a really nice and different take on the regular Tree ;-) I can never get my rosette's that pretty looking!

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    1. Thank you. Hand-made gifts are my favorite kind to give.

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  4. Another adorable and creative project from you! Thanks for sharing at TTF! Love this!

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    1. Thank you so much for sharing with Adorned From Above’s Link Party. We love having your join the fun.
      Debi and Charly @ Adorned From Above
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  5. Thank you so much for sharing with Adorned From Above’s Link Party. We love having your join the fun.
    Debi and Charly @ Adorned From Above
    http://www.adornedfromabove.com

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