Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Shabby Mini Magnolia Christmas Tree

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

At the bottom left we have #242 Mini Glittering Tilda, #3098 Mini Tilda hiding Gift and 
#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!!!!!!!

My Challenges
Creative Card Crew Tis the Season
Sweet Stamps  Christmas Bling
The Stamping Boutique Non traditonal Christmas Colors
Tuesday Throwdown celebrate the season
Incy Wincy Designs Non traditional Christmas colours
Ooh La La Creations Lots of Sparkles
Paper Creations Ink  Bling it UP!
The Ribbon Reel Anything Goes must use Ribbon
The Shabby Tea Room Photo Inspiration "The magic of Christmas"


  1. This is so beautiful and you are so talented x

  2. This is so wonderful Ruby.

    Hugs Riet.xx

  3. Wow Rudy, what is this tree so beautiful my friend!! Love all the little details that you have used :) Hugs Anneke

  4. So beautifull Ruby !!!

    Hugs Monique

  5. Holy Moley Rubes - this is beyond awesome. I love it.

  6. OMGosh ruby i want it i want it i want it !!!! so beautiful that tulle skirt is well just sooooo perfect with those tilda's stunning creation girl and in case you missed it I WANT IT !!!!!!!
    hugs sara x x x

  7. This is just beautiful!! For another theme and staying with the girlie theme, how about a tree that would have Tildas as well as tea cups, shoes, dresses, jewelry and anything else that is girlie. You could use shopping Tilda, dinner Tilda, Jam Tilda, princess Tilda, ballerina Tilda. Just some thoughts for your next tree. Again, your project is really beautiful!!

  8. How many stunning creations. I love it very much.

  9. Well, Well... This is just beautiful Ruby, what a lovely table decoration! Your coloring is always divine, I just love the tulle... !!!!beautiful project.

  10. Ruby.....my dear, you are soooooo creative!!!! This is absolutely STUNNING.....the cutest idea for using the minis that I have ever seen! I can see that this is a labor of love...each Tilda colored to perfection! You are simply AMAZING!!!!!!

  11. Ok all of these trees are blowing me away this is just wow! The Tilda's are just colored perfectly and that tree is amazing.

  12. Wonderful project! so many Tildas and great coloring on them too. hugs, Frances.

  13. This is delightful Ruby! I love the shabby chic look of this one, thanks for the measurements I'll have to try this when I get some time. Awesome project, Thanks for the inspiration
    Hugsulie P

  14. What stunning trees, such a lot of love and effort has gone into them, and the sweet tildas all coloured so beautifully! Thanks for joining us at The Ribbon Reel,this week!

  15. Gorgeous! I love the pink, it is sooo pretty! Very very nice!

  16. Oh Ruby, Ruby, this is so pretty in the shabby chic style!!! Love the whole set up!!! My goodness lots of work, but it is well worth it!!! Beautifully done!!!

  17. What a cute and blingy Christmas Tree! Thanks for sharing all those adorable mini Tildas with us at Paper Creations Ink.

    xoxo Marjo

  18. OH, RUBY!!!!! This is so stunning, so spectacular, my jaw is still on the floor! You come up with the most creative and over the top projects every time! Totally awesome - and I love the pink! So girly, so pretty! Big hugs, Barb

  19. Oh wow Ruby, this is absolutely stunning. So beautiful and feminine. I just love it! You are so talented. TFS, hugs Sharon

  20. What a stunning project Ruby!
    Thanks for entering our 'Lots of Sparkle' challenge at Ooh La La!
    Lizy DT x

  21. I LOVE the pink and your little Maggie's are darling.

  22. Wow! This is so fabulous and absolutely beautiful. Your talent is showing. I love your project.
    Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown this week.

  23. Absolutly stunning!!!! Perfect for our "Tis the season" challenge at the Creative Card Crew.
    Caroline x

  24. Amazing work!! So lovely!

    Thank you very much for joining us this week at The Shabby Tea Room!


  25. You always do outstanding work Ruby! Your trees with the minis are gorgeous! Happy Holidays!
    Hugs, Cami

  26. OMG these are just amazing. They look really hard though!!! I think I need step by step pictures too !! LOL Thanks for joining our non-traditional Christmas colour challenge at Incy Wincy this week. Come back on Monday for a new challenge. Annette xx

  27. Thank You For Joining Paper Creations Ink; We Always Enjoy Seeing Your Creative Talents! Have A Wonderful Holiday Season!

  28. Wowie, They are stunning!

  29. Gorgeous! Thanks for sharing with us at the Creative Card Crew.

  30. What adorable trees! I just love them! How did you do the red flowers on the 2nd tree? They are adorable! Thanks for playing along with Sweet Stamps blog.
    ~Jeannie Sweet Stamps Design Team

  31. I so agree with everyone has already said. Had to wire my jaw shut just so I could go on :0) There is so much to love about your creations that they only question is where to begin!!! Everything is perfect and fun and fabulous and.......just plain out of this world. Thank you for joining us at Paper Creations Ink - Pat


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