Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Christmas in July.... a FUN Christmas tree tutorial from Michelle! :)

Hi everyone!

Last month Michelle shared a GORGEOUS Christmas tree that she made using Happy Holly-Days line! Everyone loved Michelle's tree and asked how she made it, so she wanted to share with everyone on how she created this beautiful tree! :)

I started with a tree base (from Michaels) about 14" tall. I glued a tissue paper on my tree base using Modge Podge glue so I can glue the leaves better. It's always easier to take out the whole tissue if your project doesn't go the way you wanted it to.

I then punched these Martha Stewart Oak Leaf (I wanted it to have different colors per layer).

I then started to glue each oak leaf  from the bottom of the tree using Glossy Accents. TIP: When working with a tree like this, it's always better to start from the bottom to create a clean, seamless layer.

Here's a photo of when I was halfway done with it.

To finalize my project, I took a green small hemp cord and started piercing these images from Nikki Sivils' Happy Holly Days die-cut. I also added those miniature candy cane (I also got them from Michaels) to add additional dimension to the ornaments.

 We hope you enjoyed how Michelle put this together! :) Thanks for stopping by ~~Julie :)


Mary Pat Siehl said...

this is just way to pretty!

Doris P. said...

tfs an awesome project. I love the tree and who knew leaves could be used more than fall.. :) I am going to make one!

artfuldelight said...

I LOVE that tree. I will be making one this holiday season. :-)

Katrina said...

Love this Michelle....and you know how I feel about trees!!!! hugs, Katrina

Jennifer Matott (Sigmagirl) said...

WOW! That's a lot of work! Very cool textured tree though. I love the colors and the added embellishments! Nice job!

Karen AKA Soccerboyzmom said...

Wow, that is wonderfeel.

Linda Beeson said...

Wow, I loved seeing how it was created!

scrappermimi said...

This is seriously cool! What a fun project...one you can enjoy every holiday too!

debpaint16 said...

I Love this tree!!! Do you have any idea how many 100's of leaves you used? Just wondering, how long it took to make!!! Many Thanks! Deb

Stacy said...

WOW!!! This projects totally rocks!!

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