Hey, I know where I've been and it's been taken me a while to get this one done.I had it ready over the weekend but then our real Christmas Tree was bought so I had to put this one on hold for a bit :D
I've been hard at work with my real one with the kids help this time lol!
Ok so I'm one of those peeps that over loads their Tree lol! Oh but I have a good excuse .. you see I use to work at Merchandise Mart in Chicago which has showrooms after showrooms of GORGEOUS GORGEOUS numerous things.Anyways I worked for this well known company that wholesales Christmas Decor.We have designers come in and work on the showroom floor etc... Well I assisted and learned so many of the tricks.Although I won't put a chair in my tree LOL! Yup we had big wooden boats,chairs and all these unusual things in them lol! BUT THAT WAS ART I TELL YOU!
People would pass by stunned how pretty and unreal the scenes looked. My most memorable moment is helping out creating the most BEAUTIFUL PINK SHABBY CHIC TREE EVAR!!! I mean jaws dropped so hard sigh..... I wish I had a camera to have taken a picture. EVERYTHING WAS SO GIRLY! It has flowers,pink lights,tulle, glass ballerinas,BLING and the softest feather Boa I've ever seen. Well the image has never been erased and that's what inspired me to attempt to create one out of paper lol! Not exactly the same but it's something and quite pleased LOL!
My Tree is about 6" or a bit less so you could only add so much.
Ok so what I did is cut
6 strips of
2 x 12, 1 3/4 x 12, 1 1/2 x 12, 1 1/4 x 12, 1 x 12 and 3/4 x 12.
trimmed the edges with MS punch,Using my Scor-pal scored each strip on the 12" length on the 1/2 the inch mark.
then simply accordion folded,glued the ends and folded inward to create the circle. I then glued the center with my glue gun. Yup, so Just keep to built up your tree and play with the sizes to your liking.Honestly It's really not that hard at all.
If you know how to do a simple Rosette flower than you could do this.
OH I almost forgot to tell you.I did do an extra 3/4 x12 (and this is optional )
but I did cut down on it so it could be smaller so it was more like a 3/4 x 8 I want to say. I wanted to mount my Wrapped Tilda a bit higher.
Decorate as you please.
In case you haven't heard of the contest going on at Magnolia-licious Highlities Blog you should check it out.I hope I have encouraged you to play and and and ((whispering)) Ahem.....
maybe you could out do me and create a whole village of trees ROTFL!!!!
there is so many things that could be done but YOU MUST include Unwrapped Tilda and Wrapped Tilda into your project.
At a special price their available at the Magnolia-licious store.
If you need more good ideas please visit my teammies as they had some juicy projects themselves!!
Here are many pictures because I went MAD trying to get good angles lol!
and here we go
#161 Lightening Edwin trimming the tree.
here is a side view and you can't tell much but it has white crackle paint on the ends and lots of MS pink glitter.
On the top the one and only #3001 Wrapped Tilda
Oh remember my other Tree!!? Well it got a white Tulle skirt :) I had to do it
and that's the end :)
Oh goodness did I waffle on here today lol! That's what happens when you don't do enough postings. (sorry)
Ok so I'm gonna be doing more Trees cuz I'm addicted and I want to ask you if you have a special theme you would want me to achieve of course It would have to include Maggies.
I'm already working on a big tree for the regular size Maggies but that will come later :)
Ok well thanks for stopping by and I'll be back tomorrow to share something something that it's already really really late!!!!!!!
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