Burlap and Drop Cloth and Ticking… Oh my!!
November 22, 2010 By
I promised you more trees and guess what? This baby requires no sewing! I have been thinking that my ruffle tree was looking a bit lonely on the bar all by herself so…
Don’t they make a cute couple? I think so!
Here’s how I made my rosette Christmas Tree!
I started with a grapevine tree I purchased at Hobby Lobby for $3.50. I wanted the vine to show a bit under the rosettes which is why I went with this rather than foam.
For this tree I used 3 different fabrics. I used the same burlap and drop cloth canvas I used on my ruffle tree and I also used a ticking fabric I found at Joann’s.
I cut strips of each fabric about 1 1/2 inch thick and about 14″ long. Then I used my rolled rosette method I shared here to make my flowers!
I would make about 8-12 at a time and then cut them out.
Once I cut them out I glued them to the tree. I had no pattern in mind… Just used the old eyeball method.
I did this all the way to the top. I won’t lie… This wasn’t the fastest project I have ever done. It did take the better part of an afternoon and evening to get these flowers all rolled. But… I am so pleased with the results!
Here was the top when I finished the flowers.
You can leave it like this or if you like twine as much as I do you can finish off the top with it. I used twine to wrap the top and add a couple jingle bells.
I did like the look of my other trees on the base so I filled the inside of this tree with styrofoam and attached a base just like I did on the ruffle trees.
That’s it! If you own a hot glue gun, you can make this tree! Once you finish your tree you will be a rolled rosette champion! Here’s a few more pictures of mine…
Hope you like them!! Remember… Directions for the rosettes can be found HERE!
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Have a great week!!
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