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Oh Christmas Tree

by: Catherine Scanlon
December 15, 2015

Oh Christmas Tree
Hello and a quick question for you! Are you ready for Christmas? I am not, but I wanted to jump in real quick and share this super easy, and creative ornament you can make. Have you managed to create a little something special for your holiday decorating or for your co-workers? If you don't have much time, but want to make something super special for a group of friends then this project is perfect for you. With a few supplies and an afternoon or evening of creating you can make a handful of these beautiful trees (or more) for everyone you know.
 
I'm lucky that my Dad has a great workshop and likes to cut little wood shapes for me, but if you don't have that, you can always use thick chipboard, balsa wood that you can cut with an x-acto blade or other thin substrates. If you end up using a thinner piece for your base, you can always punch a hole in the top of the tree to use as your hanger instead of inserting the Memo Pin. 
 
Thank you for joining me, and have a super wonderful Christmas season, and if you don't celebrate Christmas I hope your Holiday Season is wonderful! 


 
Supplies: 
DecoArt Media Matte Medium
DecoArt Media Crackle Medium
DecoArt Media Gesso
DecoArt Media Antiquing Cream
DecoArt Media White Fluid Acrylic
Sand Paper or The Groove by Art-C)
Wood Triangle (approximately 2 3/4" wide by 5 1/8" tall) 
Memo Pin
Ribbon
Patterned Paper and Music Sheet Paper
Wood Snowflake
Vintage Button
Glitter and Glitter Glue
Twig
Hot Glue Gun 
Paintbrush 
 


Be sure to visit Catherine Scanlon Designs for more projects and to learn more about Catherine Scanlon.

Comments

So easy, yet really classy when finished. Great gift idea .....

Susie

December 16, 2015

What kind of wood did you use?

Jen

November 15, 2016

Did you miss a step in your tutorial? I followed it to a T and somehow I missed where you used the antiquing cream. Does that need to be used before the crackle is put on? They are stunning trees and would love to have some for myself!

Megan

December 6, 2016

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