Saturday 27 July 2013

Rosette Trees

    Here are a few Christmas Trees that could be used as table decorations or place markers for you festive dinner. They are made using a tutorial posted by Tim Holtz back in 2011 which you access here. The trees stand approximately 5 inches tall depending on what is on the very top.
    They have all been made using a rosette die. I didn't have any cotton reels so I have used large corks from a home brew shop and driftwood from the beach for trunks instead of pencils. Tim uses tissue tape on the back to help stop the rosette splitting, I used Microporous surgical tape from my local supermarket, you can't see it so the cheaper option works just fine for me!
    The first tree uses one large rosette Sizzix Paper Rosette and one of each rosette on Sizzix Mini Paper Rosette ( medium and small). They are cut from green patterned paper and made up into lampshade shaped sections held together with hot glue from a glue gun. There is clear glitter stuck on the tree.
    The trunk is driftwood pushed into the cork and the cork has been covered with a red 'Merry Christmas' ribbon.
    The white tree is made using Sizzix Snowflake Rosette and both from Sizzix 658339 Medallions. The cork has been painted gold and covered with white crochet lace as well as having the top glittered. The angel on top of the tree is made from beads and findings used for earrings, that's why she has a loop on top of her head.
    This tree has also been glittered but my camera skills aren't so good. sorry.
    The gold tree is cut from gold paper stamped in Perfect Medium and dusted with mica powders so it has a more subtle decoration to it. The cork is again covered with ribbon. There is a memo pin pushed into the top so this tree can be used as a place marker. The little bauble shaped sign is cut using a Spellbinder Bauble die, inked and hand written.
    The blue tree is cut with the same dies as the white one but in patterned papers. There is no glitter on this one but there is a small snowflake charm on the top and his trunk is a little bent which adds to his character. The cork has been covered with double sided tape and then wrapped with some 'hairy' wool that I had in my stash.
    The last tree is cut from fabric covered card, it's a little thicker than the paper ones and a bit harder to work with. The gold star on the top is two brads stuck together and pushed into the top, thanks for the stars Ruth, they're proving very useful.
    The cork in covered with green ribbon first, then gold ribbon with Merry Christmas on it.
    These trees don't have to be for Christmas, you could make some with children ( adult use of glue gun though) for a train layout or a fairy forest.

I would like to enter these trees in the following challenges:


  1. What wonderful creations - thanks for sharing for CHNC challenge extra for July - look forward to seeing more of your Christmas creations x

  2. Now why didn't I think of forming these rosettes into cones to make trees - these are super!!


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