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Burlap and Drop Cloth and Ticking… Oh my!!

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.
More progress…
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!
Thanks so much for stopping by!  We have some really exciting things happening this week on the blog so stay tuned!
Have a great week!!
~Whitney

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32 Comments

  1. Meg Kwiecinski on November 29, 2012 at 8:03 am

    I love this tree. I’ve been looking for some cone shape trees that would fit over candles sticks and I’m so glad I found them. Thanks for sharing

  2. Heather on December 13, 2010 at 11:57 am

    I love, love, love these trees! Definitely going to make some of these. Thanks for the great tutorial as well. I can't sew, so this is a perfect craft for me.

  3. lynn on December 6, 2010 at 11:37 pm

    just a wonderful idea! tfs!

  4. the 30 girl on November 30, 2010 at 5:54 pm

    This is seriously a lovely project!! It looks wonderful…I'm so glad I stumbled upon it. Thanks for sharing!

  5. Tiffini on November 30, 2010 at 2:03 pm

    just lovely…so sweet! I love the whites, creams…:)

  6. The Knapp Fam on November 27, 2010 at 7:15 pm

    My mother-in-law and I fell in love with this project as soon as we saw it! So excited to try it! Love it!

  7. The Knapp Fam on November 27, 2010 at 7:14 pm

    I fell in love with this idea as soon as I saw it! My mother-in-law and I are so excited to try it! Love it!

  8. we {Heart} Scrap on November 25, 2010 at 2:56 am

    this is such a great idea!!!
    love it. I shall try it myself :o)
    thank you for sharing

  9. Denissa on November 24, 2010 at 4:38 am

    I LOVE it!! SO cute 🙂

  10. Hackbusch Family on November 23, 2010 at 5:35 pm

    Love the Christmas trees what a great project!!!

  11. Life in Rehab on November 23, 2010 at 2:03 pm

    I LOVE IT! That tree is so simple and calming, and the materials you chose are just lovely.

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