Sunday, 2 December 2012

OH CHRISTMAS TREE.......

It all started with a vintage cotton reel.....



Some strips of Pink Paisley Christmas Paper, a scoreboard (gotta love the Martha) a glue gun, a hat pin, some Crafters Companion Sparkle Spray and oh... let's not forget the Glamour Dust !!!

Then, most importantly, you take one friend called Helen, who helps you no end and you cut the cardstock into strips from 1/2" wide going up in 1/4" increments to 2.5" score them, stick them together to form a circle, pile them on top of each other, stick it on the cotton reel, all the time using your trusty glue gun, pop a hat pin in the top, then spray with the Sparkle and add Glamour Dust......and there you have it, the perfect little centre piece, in fact you could do baby ones and pop a tag with people's names on them and have them as place settings !!!

After this one was complete we knocked up another one for Helen, this time using a little round paper mâché box for the tree to sit on, now she can pop a little pressie inside the box for her guests. Mmmmm, that gives me an idea !!!

I'm really feeling the love on this quick little project, so think I'll make more.

Hugs
Marion xxx





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8 comments:

Bea said...

Fab decoration - nice and simple - only thing is I need the paper cutter and scorer or I could just cut down my Tim Holtz rosettes!

MARION said...

Bea, you could use you TH die, just join them to make them longer !!! Xx

Louise said...

What a fab idea, thanks for sharing x

Lise Cooke said...

love this idea, it looks stunning marion, you are clever xxxx

Anonymous said...

It's bloody ace, Maz x
Live Kirsty x

Gibmiss said...

Hi marion
Gorgeous .... Love it...
Hugs Sylvie xxx

Anonymous said...

very pretty just wodering how long the strips of paper need to be? and how far apart the folds in the strips...would love to have a go

MARION said...

I'm doing a video tutorial on it, hang in there :) :) xx