Monday, 17 December 2012

'Oh Christmas tree...oh Christmas tree!'

Hello my lovelies! I'm so sorry for my lack in posting! It has been a tremendously busy time sewing for craft fairs and sending out parcels. As you can imagine, the housework was pushed aside, and I've had to work hard at rescuing it from the piles of laundry and dust that ambushed me! For a while it looked like the big bad wolf had huffed and puffed, and blew the contents of my little abode all over the place! But, order has been restored! And now...well, we're all full of flu! Eugh...I'm feeling really sorry for myself, and utterly annoyed, as my dear sis and her hubby have come from abroad to visit, and all I feel like doing is curling up in a duvet down a deep dark hole! The last dose of Cold and Flu tablets have kicked in, hence a quick post just to say hello! I thought that I'd share a quick little project with you, one inspired by Pinterest, which I had a go at and thought that maybe you would like to too. It is so simple and straightforward, so this is not a full-on tutorial, just a little inspiration to get you started!

'Oh Christmas tree, oh Christmas tree...'

You'll need...

1x boxed frame (I figure a canvas might also just won't be protected)

1x sheet of backing paper

assorted scraps of wrapping/scrapbook paper

embellishments, buttons


A trunk for your tree! I used an old wooden cotton reel.

*Start by cutting your paper to graduating widths, then rolling your choice of papers up into tubes. I used a thick wooden stick to roll the paper, as this made it easier to get them all to the same size. Secure with sticky tape.
*Glue your 'tree trunk' to the bottom middle of your background paper.
*Then, glue from the bottom (largest) to the top (smallest) onto your choice of background paper.
*Add embellishments as and where you like, frame it and....Voila! A very Christmassy Christmas tree!

This little project was so much fun to do, and easy-peasy! Have a go! Now, I hope to shake off this flu monster soon, so normal service can resume! Enjoy the run up to the festive season, and do remember to relax too!



  1. This is gorgeous Tania, great idea. We have a lovely old white frame here at we are deffinately going to try and make one with that. Probably after this christmas rush though ~ will show you how it turns out.... probably after this week though, Have a blessed christmas dear love ethel and josie <3

  2. This little Christmas tree is so sweet. I love it. and I love how you've embellished it with little buttons. Merry Christmas to you and feel better soon.


  3. So pretty, and what a great idea.
    Hope you'll feel better soon.
    Best Christmas wishes from Ditte

  4. Absolutely gorgeous! You create some of the very loveliest crafts and decorations that I've ever laid eyes on, sweet girl.

    Joyful holiday season wishes to you and your loved ones,
    ♥ Jessica

  5. Dear, sweet Tania! Your Christmas tree is gorgeous! You are so creative sweet friend! Thank you so much for sharing the wonderful tutorial! The papers and buttons you used are beautiful! I agree with Jessica, you create some of the very loveliest crafts and decorations!!!! Love to you sweet friend! I will be praying you will be well soon! Take good care of your lovely self! Lots of love and hugs, Paula xoxo

  6. Tania,
    so sorry to hear you and family are sick.. Hope you all feel much better, real soon.
    Love the tree.. adorable..Such a cute idea..
    Sending prayers for a blessed and Merry Christmas.

  7. Now that is a very pretty idea! You make such lovely things!
    Love the apron you made. I did let Santa know that I'd quite like the Granny Chic book in my stocking, I have been a very good girl!! Hope you are feeling better soon!
    Have a wonderful Christmas
    Rachel x

  8. What a fabulous idea - I am definitely going to do this- thanks!


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