Saturday, November 28, 2009

Oh Christmas Tree

I completed this Christmas tree for My Little Shoebox this month. I think that it would be a great tag or ornament on my tree, don't you?

If you'd like to make a tree like this, here is a mini tutorial.

My Little Shoebox pattern paper
Mod Podge
White cardstock
machine and thread
buttons and black floss

1. Trace a triangle tree shape onto a piece of lined pattern paper. Cut it out and adhere it to a sheet of white cardstock.
2. Cut out a rectangle out of brown pattern paper. Adhere it to your white cardstock for a trunk.
3. Write the words to the chorus of We Wish You a Merry Christmas using black ink.
4. Add glitter as desired.
5. Fold a piece of ribbon (about 4 inches long) in half. Glue to top of tree. Adhere a die-cut heart to top of ribbon ends. You will make a sandwich with your cardstock on the bottom, ribbon ends in middle and heart on top.
6. Cut out clouds and words and adhere.
7. Cut out the tree leaving a small border of white cardstock.
8. Sew around edges. (Or draw a black line.)
9. Adhere buttons.

All done!

I hope this has inspired you!

Did you have a good Thanksgiving? We certainly did! I took a simple approach this year and enjoyed my time so much more. I contracted out the desserts (buying some of them while my sister, Mandy, brought some.) I cut back on the amount of sides and decorated the table very simply. It was so much less stressful and so much more fun. Everyone had a great time. I think that this is probably the way to go. (At least for me.)

I'm now in complete shock that Christmas is just around the bend. I swear that Christmas comes quicker each year. Right now I'm working on finishing Quinn's stocking (only 18 months late, I might add) and working on a few gifts for little Lyssie. I'll post my projects as I finish them. Have a wonderful weekend!


Jeanet said...

LOve this Bethany!!Such great tree decorations!
Thanks for sharing and thank you for your sweet comments!
Have a wonderful weekend!

Anonymous said...

oh bethany, what a sweet sweet ornament that would make... cute!

-- dalis

Marit said...

That's a cute little ornament Bethany! Good luck with all the Christmas-preparations!

Jenneke said...

WOW, I LOVE this ornament, Bethany!! Looking forward to see the other things you created!