Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Cardboard Christmas Tree tutorial...

Hello everyone, I hope this finds you well and that the hustle and bustle of this season is being kind to you.  While it seems like I have been absent for a long time, it has only been four days, yet I miss this little place when I am not here.  

Like many of you, I have been busy decorating every corner of my house and at the same time working on new crafts to share with you...


I sit here admiring my Christmas lights and decorations, trying hard to ignore the tower of boxes that is stacked ceiling high and still waiting to be put away.  So I purposely have sat with my eyesight fixated towards the 'pretty' and not the 'ugly'....


I often post inspirational pictures on my FB page and this was one of them.  Isn't it gorgeous?  I adore everything about it.

I enjoy looking at inspirational pictures because you can use certain ideas to 'get the look'. In this instance, I wondered how easy it would be to recreate the trees and so I went to work.....


I made cones out of cereal boxes (not pictured) and cut several scale like shapes.  Starting at the bottom and gluing them side by side, I proceeded to glue the next layer, staggering the order as pictured.  I continued all the way to the top and then painted with a quick wash of white.

I wanted the brown to show through, but you could spray paint it for more coverage. 
Apply Decoupage and sprinkle glitter for a little sparkle. 


I think they turned out cute and
very similar to the inspiration ones....

It has been rainy and the picture makes them looks darker than they actually are, but I like this picture because it looks sparkly...:)




In the next couple of days, I hope to show you a few pictures of my tablescape and some more Christmas decorating ideas, that is if the weather cooperates...:(  I hope you will join me...


For now, I just want to say thank you for spending some of your time with me...have a great day! 


much love,
Lucy





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29 comments:

  1. These are very cute!!

    blessings and thanks
    barbara jean

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  2. Beautiful! Love them!

    evie @ brown paper packages

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  3. So magical. They turned out so great. Is there a trick to making the cones?

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  4. Lucy...I love the trees...Love all of your crafts....and I love your blog! I wish you lived next door so I could gleen from all of your ideas! May the Lord Bless you this Christmas season!!

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  5. Lucy- Those are reallly cute! REALLY cute..and easy enough for anyone to do...well except for the glittering part where I end up looking like a huge walking rhinestone!

    I hope you have a wonderful day and get the "ugly" taken care of soon. xo Diana

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  6. These are great! You are such a creative genius and I so enjoy getting your posts in my email inbox. I do not know how you have the time to get so much blogging done, and you continue to amaze me.
    Have a blessed Holiday season~
    Gretchen

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  7. Great idea and so effective. Think I might make me some of these.

    Madeline
    www.meeni.co.uk

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  8. Love! I pinned it!

    have a Great holiday
    Caroline

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  9. Lucy, I love these trees! So lovely as a centerpiece on your table. Don't worry about the "ugly", we've got a lot of that going on too. :) Have a great rest of the week! ~Mel

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  10. these are adorable, I wish I had somewhere in my house to put them!

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  11. These look so beautiful! I am your newest follower. COme join me at bloggingbypictures.blogspot.com

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  12. I would have guessed these beautiful trees are made from cereal boxes. Great job!

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  13. I love these trees! They are adorable! I made some trees out of cardboard cones too but haven't posted them yet.

    Please come on over and enter the giveaway for a beautiful book from Southern Living.

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  14. C'est toujours aussi beau !!!!!!!!!!!!
    bravo .............Yanick

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  15. Absolutely amazing! You've done a great job!

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  16. You are my kind of Christmas crafting genius. :)

    So glad I found your project via Centsational Girl.

    I would love for you to visit Decor To Adore. I am in the midst of a "Gifts You Can Make" series.

    Be merry and bright!

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  17. You gotta be kidding me!!? Those are perfect!! Awesome job! Your newest fan!

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  18. Your trees are just gorgeous! I'm making some right now too but I'm only on the first one still - not sure if they will be ready for Christmas or not (oh well). I've also linked this in my Christmas trees post today, happy holidays!

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  19. You are so CREATIVE! I love these little trees. I think I will have to make some.

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  20. Any chance you could break down the steps a little more clearly? I'm craft-challenged and having a hard time seeing how you did it.. THANKS! Love this idea! It's so beautiful

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  21. Thanks so much for this wonderful craft! Not only do I love how beautiful they are, like it was bought at Neiman Marcus, I also Love how you recycled cereal boxes. Very Nice! I shared this on my CafeMom group - Holiday and Party Crafts - with a link back here for the tutorial. Have a great day!

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