Tuesday, December 6, 2011

O Christmas Tree

Hey there everyone, well I think it's starting to look like Christmas here finally. We have been so busy, but last night we finally put up our tree and this morning we woke up to snow flurries!! I want to share a little Christmas tree that I have altered for my scraproom. This wooden Christmas tree came from Say It With Letters....totally loving all of the wooden shapes I have had the chance to play with from them.

So here is what the tree looked like to start with.

The first step is to lay your tree on the paper you are going to use and trace the tree. You will need to do this for both sides of the tree, then simply cut out. You will also want to do this for the base of the tree as well. I used 2 different papers for the tree and the base. The papers are from the new Style Essentials line from Echo Park. I applied The Best Glue Ever from ScraPerfect with a painbrush to adhere the paper to the tree. Love the fact that this does not make my paper bubble up :)

Now for the sides of the tree, you can cut a 1/2 inch strip of paper for the edges. Simply cut the strips to the length needed and then adhere to the tree. Once you have completed this here is what your tree will look like.

Now would be the time to ink the edges if you would like before trimming the tree. Next it's time for the fun part....decorating. I used some super fun chipboard stickers on the tree and added some to the base as well. The cute chipboard stickers are also from Echo Parks Holly Jolly Christmas line.

Here are a couple of close up pictures as well.

Thanks so much for stopping by today, I hope this puts you in the mood to create your own Christmas tree for your scraproom. You can find these fun chipboard stickers and this paper at The Scrapbooking Studio. Hope you have a fabulous day!