Monday, November 17, 2014

Vintage Burlap Tree Ornaments

Hi friends! I'm trying to gear up for the holidays and today I made some vintage inspired tree shaped tags/ornaments to add to the tops of my vintage wrapped Christmas gifts that I'll be giving this year. I saw some great pinspiration for them here! I'm also entering these into the MoxieFab Challenge Blog- Tree-Mendous Trees! and the Try It On Tuesday Challenge Blog- Handmade/Homemade gift or decorations.
These are made from a recycled cardboard box cut into a basic tree shape and covered in burlap, then decorated with all sorts of buttons, charms, wood, metal, brads, sequins, lace trim, cheesecloth....all from my embellishment stash--these were so much fun to make! I hope you like them too!~
I made 5 trees in all keeping with the natural, white and mint color theme. For the tree trunks, I broke apart a couple popsicle sticks and layered an old cut up measuring tape along side the sticks for an old vintage-like feel.
I adhered the burlap to the cardboard base with Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft GEL MEDIUM and added GESSO to areas of the trees and bits of the metal accent pieces for a bit of a worn look. I used the Metallic Mint Gelatos®  to color the burlap heart.

Here's a few close-ups of the old fashioned fun!
What do you think? Maybe you are inspired to clean out your stash and make some fun vintage decorations too! Whatever you do, make it a creative and very blessed day my friends! And thanks so much for stopping by!
 

15 comments:

Buttons said...

Such a fantastic way to use up those leftovers Linsey!!! LOVE the shabby chic/craft look to these beautiful trees. Thank you for joining us at Frilly and Funkie. Jenny x

~ Jo ~ said...

Totally love your trees Linsey! I love the look of burlap and I am a huge vintage lover! Right up my alley friend! You should also enter this into our Fun~day Friday challenge this week, as its anything goes!
Hugs,
Jo
xox

Stampsnob said...

Love these I am doing a tree in burlap poinsettia this year and have my eye out for more trimmings Thank you .......Lis

zandra said...

Love your take on the challenge, great trees! Thanks for playing with us at TIOT.
Hugz, Z

Nicole Wright said...

Fabulous trees. Very rustic Christmas. Love these. Thanks for joining us at Frilly and Funky :)

crafty creations said...

Love it - those trees are brilliant

Asha said...

Well I think they are amazing, Linsey. LOVE the vintagey, shabby chic look... very rustic and homey. And you've trimmed the trees so beautifully, just the right amount of details. Perfect. Came here by accident... but I'm following you now. Thanks for sharing your talent. Have a blessed day.
xxx Asha

mags said...

A lovely creation. Thanks for sharing with us at Winter Wonderland.
Mags
x

Eileen said...

What fabulous decorations. Such a vintage look, they will look gorgeous on any tree. Thanks for joining in with our 'Christmas Decorations' challenge at Winter Wonderland this week, and good luck
Eileen x

Valerie-Jael said...

WOW! Beautiful project! Thanks for joining us at TIOT! Valerie

Kristie Goulet said...

These are beautiful!!

terisplace said...

Out of the box and totally awesome!!!!
Rockstar!

My Paper Epiphany said...

OMG I love these decorations! You are so clever. Congrats on the MFW win!

Stampsnob said...

I did a tree in burlap you can find it on my blog and I made some of the ornaments.........
Thanks for the inspiration......Lis

Wendy said...

WOW!!! Are you ever creative! Having a hard enough time decorating for Xmas, and you are making them! Awesome!