This post was originally published on Positively Splendid's "A Swell Noel" series. Check out all of the fabulous ideas over at Amy's place! You will definitely be inspired!
Do you remember my spring flower wall art?
Spring seems like forever away, but I am so excited for all of the wintry Christmas fun just around the corner!
A few weeks ago, I was gazing at these happy little flowers and decided that I needed to do a Christmas spin-off of this original project.
Tis the season!!
Here is my Christmas tree wall art!
It's a festive touch to the very same frame!
I had so much fun putting this project together. Come along to see how to make your very own...
I began by taking these little lovelies out of their frame. I love these colorful flowers! They add so much pizzazz to my craft room.
I used the flowers as a guide to cutting my burlap for this project. I set them in the middle of a piece of burlap, and cut a piece with plenty of extra fabric for wrapping around the back. I cut mine plenty large. No oopsey daisies here!
Again, I used the flower wall art as my guide. I used Mark-B-Gone to give myself an outline of the portion of the burlap that would be seen in the frame. This gave me some parameters as I was sewing along.
I have been loving red and aqua this Christmas! I snagged several different Christmas-ey fabrics during JoAnn's latest sale to create the Christmas trees.
I created a simple cardstock triangle as a pattern, and cut out a tree from each fabric. I created the stems using ricrac and ribbon.
Now here is a very pathetic confession:
I have had a brand new sewing machine sitting in my craft room for 4 months. Rather than learn my own sewing machine, I have been driving to my parent's house and using my Mom's machine to sew! Well, this was my very first time using my new sewing machine. I must say I love it!
I sewed everything with a 1/4-inch seam allowance.
Once I had sewn everything to the burlap, it was time to make some messes in my craft room. I dug out some ribbon, ricrac, buttons, beads, etc. I had way too much fun decorating each Christmas tree a bit differently.
I hot glued all of the embellishments into place.
To prepare the frame...
1. I cut a piece of cardboard that would fit the frame. I just used a cardboard box that I found in the basement.
2. I have found that spray adhesive works the best to hold burlap in place. With the Christmas trees on the front, I used this spray adhesive to fold the extra burlap around the back.
3. I cut the corners of the burlap and wrapped it around the cardboard like a present, stretching it tight.
4. I slid the cardboard into the frame!
Christmas is definitely my favorite time of year!
These Christmas trees will bring a little holiday spirit into my craft room!
I love how they look with my JOY-ful Christmas display.
What Christmas projects are you working on?
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