Sunday, December 18, 2011

Twig Christmas Tree Art

I love rustic Christmas decorations and certainly loved the project that Kindra  At Home With K's blog did to make her twig Christmas tree. Here's my version of it. 


I started with this frame from Michael's.  I spray painted it white with Rustoleum 2x Flat White Paint.


 I was disappointed that there was only a piece of cardboard on the back of the frame.  This definitely made it harder to get a good stretching of the burlap.  I put a thin piece of batting under the burlap and hot glued the edges of the burlap to the back of the cardboard.




I used Tacky Glue to attach the twigs to the burlap.  I spread the glue on the twigs pretty heavily.


This is before the glue dried completely.


 I used a heavy pan to hold the twigs in place to dry.



 I added a starfish to the top and was done.  (You can still see a little of the tacky glue.  It was still wet here, but did dry clear)




Thanks for your visit!  And Happy Holidays!
Pam


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28 comments:

  1. Pam,
    That is just adorable, I really like the natural feel to it all. The pan was a great idea. LOL

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  2. That's wonderful! I love how everyone's using nature (myself included!) in their Christmas decorating...just seems so earthy doesn't it? Nice job Pam! xo

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  3. Such a cute idea Pam! I love the beaded detail on the frame you chose! What a beautiful and inexpensive way to decorate using nature!

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  4. So cute...love the rustic look.

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  5. Pam what an adorable piece of art. Where are you going to hang it ?

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  6. Kathy, she is hanging it at my house!! : )
    It goes perfectly with my other Christmas decor. And Pam, you probably didn't know this, but the frame also matched my dishes, with white raised dots along the edges.
    I am humbled by your generous spirit and talents! Heather

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  7. Love it Pam..this is so adorable and what a clever idea. Merry Christmas my friend.

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  8. Pam! I love it! I am so happy you made this project. :) I love the idea of using burlap as a backdrop. Thanks so much for letting me know about this. I'm going to put a link on my Facebook page. Merry Christmas!

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  9. Such a clever idea. I am so glad I found your special place here. Thanks for sharing. I will follow on my way out so as I would love to visit again. I hope you will find the time to come visit my place and do the same. Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and I look forward to engaging and supporting your blog in the New Year. Cheers SpecialK XoXo

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  10. I think it's beautiful! Natural and lovely!!!

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  11. I love this. I live in Maine, I could leave this up year round. Thanks for sharing.
    Kat

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  12. Pam I love it!! Think I'm going to be a copy cat:)

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  13. I love the natural look to it and the burlap too!

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  14. I am loving the nature theme going on this year.This is just too cute! And I love the star on top.

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  15. What a great idea! I love the burlap and white together. Thank you for taking the time to make it a tutorial.
    Cindy

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  16. That's a very charming piece Pam and it looks so easy. Are you keeping or giving?
    Happy Holidays,

    Jane

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  17. Hi Pam. I love this twiggy tree. So great!

    I hope you have a wonderful Christmas, Pam.

    Blessings. Amy

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  18. Too pretty Pam!!! I love the pan idea, for so many projects! Merry Christmas :)
    XO

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  19. So cute! I'd love to make one! Thanks so much for stopping by, means alot!
    Have a very Merry Christmas!

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  20. What an adorable twig tree! I love your creation Pam, you are so creative!!!

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  21. Beautiful job!!! Where are you hanging it?
    Following you :)

    Hope you have a Merry Christmas.
    Mary Ann

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  22. That's so cute! Love the tiny starfish.

    Allison
    Atticmag

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  23. Hi darling, this is just too cute for words.. will try to make some for the shop for next season..
    Happy Holidays hugs ~lynne~

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  24. This is so great!! Looks perfect with the burlap and white frame. thanks so much for sharing the fun at VIF! Merry Christmas, xo

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  25. Hi Pam!

    This is such a super look. I love it.

    Dee

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  26. Really cute artwork. I want to have something like this.

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