Christmas Tree Art {CCC}

Hi, I’m Terra and I blog over at mama says sew. I’m so excited to be part of Crazy Christmas Crafters!
I love all the projects out there that use old book pages.  I have a couple of friends who have been using old book pages or newspapers to create art, and I love how they have turned out.  Here is a Christmas tree art I came up with.  These are super simple and the possibilities are endless.
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I used some old sheet music and glitter for the snow, book pages for snowflakes, floral moss for the tree and some scrapbook paper and a bead for the star at the top.
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I’m planning on using mine on my mantel, but you’ll have to imagine that.  I’m a firm believer in not getting out Christmas decorations until after Thanksgiving. {although that doesn’t stop me from making them!}
- Christmas Tree Art -
To start, you’ll need a canvas mat for your base.  Don’t have one? Make your own!  I cut a handy panel {available in the lumber yard at Home Depot} to the size I wanted and covered it with Mod Podge.
Then I covered that with some white fabric cut slightly larger than my board.  Press down to make sure all the air bubbles are out.
Secure the edges to the back.  I used a glue gun.  Then give the whole thing another coat of Mod Podge and let dry.

 Draw your design onto the fabric or canvas.

Use Mod Podge to add anything that will be flat.  I added my snowflakes, the tree trunk, and strips of sheet music.
Then use a glue gun to add anything three dimensional. I filled in the triangle with the moss, then glued a rosette made out of scrapbook paper to the top.
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See? Easy, and the results are so fun!
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Jamielyn Nye

Lifestyle expert, Pinterest tastemaker and blogger at iheartnaptime.com. Jamielyn aspires to reach women, get their creative juices flowing, and to genuinely inspire. When she’s not creating, Jamielyn loves to chase her two little monkeys and snuggle up on the couch with her man.

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  1. Lolly Jane posted on November 12, 2011 at 9:04 pm (#
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    Hi Terra! Cute project girl, super creative! Gotta go check out your blog now (:

    Kelli + Kristi

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  2. Jamielyn posted on November 12, 2011 at 9:12 pm (#
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    Love this project! The sheet music is perfect! Thanks so much for sharing! xo

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