Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Day 2 Home decor...

Today is my 2nd day as guest designer on Christmas with the Cricut.  Whoo hoo!  Be sure to pop in and see what  the CWTC girls have posted to inspire us with today, and stop in by Monique and see what fabulous magic she has created today.  I am among such talented company!

This has to be one of my FAVORITE projects of all time.  Yes it took awhile...but I feel it was soooo worth it in the end.  The picture do not do it any justice. 

So what does 242 snowflakes get you???

besides a warm cricut blade....

A beautiful tree for your table or mantle...


 


You will need:
1 styrofoam cone (mine is 9''x3-7/8'')
 
I used 7 sheets of patterned paper.
1 to sheet to cover the cone
3 darker sheets for the first layer snowflake cut at 2.5"
3 lighter sheets cut at 2"
 I cut  all 6 sheets of 12x12 paper using the auto fill feature.
The snowflake I used is from the Winter Woodland






I used 2" corsage pearl ended pins (floral dept $3.99 for 100)
Start at the bottom and work your way all the way up to the top.  





Tie a ribbon at the top and attach with a pin and that's it!

Here is another version of the tree that I made using the single Holly leaf cut at 2"

 


This time I had to glue each leaf on which took a little longer.
I also embossed and ink each leaf for a little extra dimension. 
Then added red buttons with a hot glue gun.
Here is a closer look:





Guess what tomorrow is....besides hump day! 

It's gift packing day on CWTC. 

Be sure to stop in and see what I have created to hold my mom's Christmas ornament this year.

Shhhh...just don't tell her ;) 

Mom if you are reading this...NO peeking!!!  

74 comments:

Carol

Mandy ... these trees are gorgeous ... and this looks like a super easy to make home decor item too! The blue tree is so pretty, but the green one is really catching my eye too ... is that a metallic green paper? It almost shines. Great Job!
Hugz,
♥Carol♥

Donna VW

These are fabulous. Thanks!

BrendaB

Mandy, those trees are fantastic! I love the holly one - might have to try that myself!

Marlene W

woohoo..another way to decorate a tree...i am doing one using ribbon..but now i might change it and scraplift one of your ideas.
What fun :)

Leslie L.

All I can say is WOW!! Thank you so much for the inspiration.

Christina

Mandy,
This is amazing. I love it. What a great idea.
Thanks for sharing and lovin' your projects.
hugs,
Christina

Mom2Fiveplus3

Beautiful trees.

Anonymous

what a awesome job. these are gorgeous. I am going to try this project. thanks for sharing

Laura

melanie

I cannot tell you enough how much I love these projects! They are so very beautiful!

Helen

Wow!! I love them both. I might have to try this!!

Thanks so much for sharing!

dee

Your trees are absolutely breath taking!!!! I just love them and the details omg.......

Brens Designs

Awesome! I love both of them! What a great idea!

JenBenLola

Great job! You make it look so easy! Can't wait to try it!! Thanks!!

Maria

WOW! These trees are gorgeous.

Thanks for sharing.

BAHGL

What a great idea!
I may use this idea for my boys to make Christmas crafts!

Colleen

These trees are amazing! Great Job!

Colleen

Cindy

Mandy I'm speechless. These are just stunning. The Holly tree is beyond incredible. GREAT projects!

Magoo

oh these are too cool! I was looking at cones similar to these at M's and thought it would be nice to cover them in something~You proved me right! Amazing!

alwayscharlie

I love them! I can't wait to try them with my family. It will make a great Thanksgiving Day craft

Michelle

Mandy
These are beautiful trees! You make them seem so easy to make. Your blog background is great.
Thanks for sharing all of your creativity.
Michelle

Anonymous

OMG!!! How cute!!!!I love the snowflake one, I'll be making that for my office! But that holly tree is sooooo gorgeous!!!

Kathy - kekcastle@hotmail.com

Sarah

Absolutely amazing

4kids4

Wow! What gorgeous trees! Thanks so much for sharing!

DonnaMundinger

Mandy, these are exquisite! OMG!!!!! xxD

Stephann

Wowzer Mandy those trees are awesome! TFS your idea and tips!

XX
Stephanie

Nana Mouse

Oh my!! What lovely creations you have made!! Thank you so much for sharing!

Peggy

Jessica

Oh wow! What beautiful trees! TFS

Meg

I'm blown away! These are absolutely gorgeous, Mandy!!

LilGreenBug

WOW!!!! Mandy, these trees are BEAUTIFUL!!! Way to make your Cricut work for you!!! Awesome idea and perfect execution!!! LOVE THEM!!!!!
Thanks for sharing your projects this week!!!
Hugs!

bert55110@yahoo.com

these trees are absolutely wonderful- great job and thanks for sharing!

bert55110

LisaRN499

I love the trees!!! So gorgeous! Thanks for sharing such a wonderful project! I think I shall make one of these!

Cheers!

Lisa Sturgill

Brittany

OH MY GOODNESS! That blue tree is stunning! We have the blue/silver theme for our Christmas décor and this will be perfect -- I just got the Winter Woodlands cartridge. Thank you for sharing this! It'll be so cheap to make, too!

Susan

Mandy.... These trees are just fabulous. Beautiful work!!!

xx Susan

tinkerbug

I am sure that took a lot of time but you did a great job. Thanks for sharing Mandy!!

JacqueC

super project, Mandy, my brain cells are fired up and ready to put my spin on your idea.... gotta run!

moknowsall

very special -- -this will keep for many years --- stunning.

Maureen

pammie~k

love these - that tree is fabulous!

Mimi

Wow, these are beautiful! I'm thinking about trying the snowflake tree...how long did it take to complete?

TERIBERI

OMG MANDY....THIS IS BEAUTIFUL!!!!! I think I will make one for my kitchen...I LOVE IT!! Hugs, T

Tanya

Beautiful trees! Love them both. I may try one, thanks for the inspiration!!

Sharon

These trees are the most fabulous trees I have ever seen! Wowzers!!! Beautiful!!! :)

CJToo ~ Tracy

WOW Mandy - this is super! Simply Gorgeous!

mahuntington

At first I couldn't stop reading about the snowflake tree and then I scrolled down to the holly tree and was blown away! I am definitely going to be doing one of these soon. Great job, thanks for sharing.

janeskeepsakes

I love your projects. Always gorgeous. I love this tree.

Carrie

These are beautiful. The Holly tree is my favorite.

Leonie Castro

adorable! can't wait to try! lol

janst

you deserve a gold star for this, it has left me speechless, (and that is a hard thing for me) So love this cart.
TFS

lavendarrose29

These are truly cute. I am off to the scrapbook store to find cones and make these.

Neesey

Mandy, what a lovely tree......both of them are amazing. Great work.

Alexa

This looks like a fun and easy project! Thanks for posting this!

kim.mom

Mandy,

Both of these are FABULOUS!!!! I am amazed!!! I think I'm going to try this project - you have inspired me!!!

cowbelleru

Oh My Gosh!!!!!!!!!!! You did such an amazing job!!!!

Beth E.

These are fantastic! I love the winter woodlands cart.

scrappinpatty

I LOVE IT, LOVE IT, LOVE IT!!!
I hope I have time to make one of these....I decorate with blue-white-silver & snowflakes!!
Thank you for sharing!!

cfine

Those trees are beautiful. It looks like they're "simple" but with all that embossing on the holly one it must have been time consuming! Thanks!

dianne

Beautiful trees, When I get this cart I will have to try the blue snowflakes. Thanks for sharing.

ksqueenb

Your trees are fantastic. Thanks so much for sharing. I may have to do a couple of these myself.
Lisa

shanna

Beautiful trees Mandy. You are so creative.

Nancy Curtis

These trees are too cute! May have to make one for my craft room-thanks for the idea.

Susan

SOOOO clever! Loved the close up shot ~ plus your holly tree! Treasures!
susan

Anonymous

Your trees are beautiful! You're so creative...thanks for sharing your talent w us!

cyimbugbitten

Ladybug

Mandy, your trees are simply beautiful!! TFS! :-)

Monique Griffith

Hey Mandy, these trees are just mind-boggling!!! Your snowflake tree is incredible, but then to scroll down and see your holly leaf tree - OMG!!! Just absolutely out of this world! You are crazy talented (and patient, LOL)!

tbug

Wow, those are some gorgeous trees! You have outdone yourself this time. Very nice!

Bytesprite

This is so neat!

Peg

Mandy, Your trees are just beautiful. Thanks for sharing!

Katherine

WOW! Your trees are fabulous. My favorite is the green holly one.

mary

How long did it take you to make 1 cone from start to finish? You must have a lot of patience. It is adorable. tfs.

Wife2TJ

These are absolutely GORGEOUS!!!!

Sue Pickwell

Lovely trees, thanks for sharing, I am now a follower...
Sue

Carolyn

All of your Christmas projects are beautiful...Thanks for sharing with us...Happy Thanksgiving...Hugs Carolyn

maureen

This is beautiful! I'm going to try to make the green tree! Love the detail of the leaves.

Live Love and Scrap

I dont even know what to say LOL...they are just so spectacular...I am running out of adectives LOL!!! All your projects for CWTC are just so beautiful...this is one of my faves!!!!!!!!
I hope you know how talented you are =)

JenBenLola

Just wanted to let you know, i tried the one with the snowflakes and it came out great! Thank you so much for the idea, inspiration, and instructions. Keep up you great work!! :)