Saturday, November 6, 2010

The Yearly Tree...

I try to come up with something different every year. You can make your own if you don't mind fighting with rusty wire. The hardest part is making that little treetop star.

Sew up a tree from muslin, paint with white and write or stamp your words on coffee-dyed paper. I used the alcohol ink around the edges of the paper, got it all over my hands . Start at the top and wrap wire and garland around your tree, add a stick for a base and a bow and good luck with the wire star.

I stitch on the rusty bells but add glue to secure, also glue the stick base and the wire star. Most don't use glue but I think it's okay as long as you don't see it and it keeps knots from coming loose.

That's my lesson for the day. I will be waiting for Martha Stewart to call me to appear on her show.

I love you all.


Jessica @BeforeTheDawn said...

I just love your tree and will have to try making some. I haven't really figured out what to make friends for Christmas... Maybe this is it. hmm. I'm feeling so behind already!

Kynda said...

beautiful tree! you are funny, like our PJ :) I had a painting party on the back porch today so look for pictures. love love

Anonymous said...

Wow...this is a very special tree! Love it!

Debbie said...

I love how it turned out.... I could of used that idea before I did my ornies on the forum. LOL

Hope you are doing well!

Debbie K

Linda Chapman said...

I like your tree, too!! Think I will make one...thanks for sharing. I also like the calendar you have on your blog!!