Sunday, 30 November 2014

Xmas tree . . Oh Xmas tree

Yes I've really got into the xmas spirit now, making xmas cards, tree decorations, last weeks sleigh full of tiny parcels that needed creating and now finally here is my Xmas Tree.  This awesome MDF tree stands just 8" (20cm) high and is part of this weeks blog hop at Imagine if . .  . The second half of the design team are revealing these trees and the remainder are coming up with something else (its a surprise, so follow the links and see what they've come up with).
Here's what I have come up with:

Once the tree was assembled as below it was decorated with lots of Imagine if . .  
chipboard pieces (also listed below).  These were mostly painted, then finished with various coats of stickles, glossy accents, sharpie pen, glitter or ribbon.
This is what I started with:
Then I hot glued jisaw pieces all over

Once dried it got a good coat of gesso then several coats of green paint, finally the top coat is a Lumiere Metallic Acrylic paint - Metallic Olive Green, this is soooo luxurious and so much nicer in person.

It was fun putting all the decorations on, practice time for the real thing.  Follow my links here to continue on the blog hop.  Please leave comments at all sites, we love to hear what you think of our work.  You would have visited Carol's tree before coming here, next person on the list is the lovely Tash who has come up with a real gem for you today.
Imagine if . .   products used here are:  MDF tree
                                                               gingerbread men & candy canes
                                                               santas hat
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  1. wow you have done an amazing job with the tree .Looks great

  2. Cute. I love the idea of using the jigsaw pieces to build the tree up. Love the jandals. So uniquely Kiwi