Wednesday, November 23, 2011

MY TREE, project by Colette Nederhoff

With the holiday fastly approaching, I wanted a new Christmas decoration for my Mantle!  I am loving the look of Doilies - they seem to be a big trend, so they were the inspiration for my Creation.  I purchased a Paper Mache tree at Hobby Lobby, that measures 16 inches tall.  Here is what that Plain old Mache tree looks like NOW~

16 " paper mache tree : Hobby Lobby
4" white Paper Doilies: Wilton -Hobby Lobby
Sparkle Mod Podge
Teresa Collins Christmas Home Papers: Labels, and Snowflakes
Teresa Collins Christmas Home trims
Teresa Collins Christmas Home 6x6 minipad
Blingage:  Ali's pins, Carols Clocks, Miranda's Jewels, Stephanies Gems, and Ty's stars
Adhesives:  Hot Glue and Glossy Accents
Martha Stewart Scoring tool
Foam Brush

To cover the tree -- I used the Sparkle Mod Podge as my glue and applied it directly to the tree with a brush.  Then I coated the doily with the Mod Podge to seal it on top.  Just layer the doilies to your liking and I even left a few edges loose and curling up to create a  lacy look.
The Papers work wonderful to make "lollies" and stack them for a cute focal point on the tree.  I always love Blingage - so the gems and jewels make the PERFECT ornaments.  These are placed in random spots with Glossy accents.

I love the sparkle and simplicity of this tree and it will look amazing on the mantle!!
Have a Festive Holiday!!


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