Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Rosette Tree Tutorial - with Glue Dots®


Today I would like to share a tutorial for this Rosette Christmas tree that I created for Glue Dots®. (Complete supplies list at bottom of post.)

Paint styrofoam tree with “Dirty Martini” glimmer glam and “Tattered Leather” glimmer mist, allow to dry.


(You can skip this step if starting with a green styrofoam tree, mine was white.)


Punch 2” circles from patterned paper. (I used approx 100 circles for this size tree)


Cut circle in a spiral pattern


Starting from the outer edge, roll up the spiral until you get to the center of the circle,


and you have a rosette


Secure spiral with a Craft Dot®


(If you make a bunch of the rosettes first, adding them to the tree will go faster.) Add a Craft Dot® to the bottom of a rosette and adhere to the styrofoam tree.


Start at the bottom of the tree, and work your way up to the top...


ending with a rosette on the very top of the tree form. If any rosettes seem a little loose, tuck in a Mini Glue Dot® to secure.


Mist entire tree with “Pearl” glimmer mist, or “Chalkboard” glimmer mist. It’s a subtle effect, but adds a nice shimmer. Allow to dry.


Fill in any odd gaps in the tree with buttons – adhere with Craft Dots®. Coat grungeboard star with “Chalkboard” glimmer mist, dry.


Wrap a Pop-Up Glue Dot® around bottom point of star, heat with heat gun until it starts to melt and flow, then poke it into the top of the tree.


Using Craft Dots®, adhere buttons to either side of star.



If you make one of these trees, I would love to see it - please leave me a link - or come share it with Glue Dots® on the Facebook fan page!

Adhesives:
Glue Dots® - Glue Lines®
Glue Dots® - Craft
Glue Dots® - Mini

Other Supplies:
6” Styrofoam tree
patterned paper – Basic Grey
buttons – Autumn Leaves
grungeboard star – Tim Holtz
glimmer mist, chalkboard glimmer mist, glimmer glam – Tattered Angels

I wrote this blog post while participating on the Glue Dots® design team.

26 comments:

Monique said...

This is awesome!!! Love this!!

Susie said...

absolutly gorgeous! tfs!!!

Peggy said...

very pretty!

Keri said...

Wow, WOW, JJ...this is just amazingly lovely!!!

Tara said...

Holy.... I just love this JJ!!

Adrienne Pierce said...

This is awesome! I love it! WOuld make a great all year round tree too! Great gift idea as well! Thanks for sharing!!!

Andrea Amu said...

This is really terrific!
I love holiday decor, so I just may try one of these! TFS!

Cheryl said...

That is a great tutorial. What a lovely tree. TFS!

Tina said...

OMG You are nuts! The patience you had for this project is insane. It's gorgeous!!!

Glenda T. said...

I was tired just looking at that tree! haha It's gorgeous but it must have taken a long time!!!

laterg8r said...

that is gorgeous - TFS :D

Tanya said...

beautiful JJ!! love this tutorial! TFS girl! xo

A Sarasota said...

Fabulous!
I'm going to try this with a wreath... thanks for the inspo!

Fleursbydesign said...

Gorgeous - must have take you forever to make all those rosettes!

Vicki C said...

VERY cool project!!
oh.. and thank for the video link!That was GREAT! lol

Melissa Wright said...

Fabulous!!!

Gisèle said...

fantastic project!!

Erin said...

I should have asked you what the cone was for...This'd be cool on a ball form too!!

Darlene D said...

It's awesome JJ!! Love it!!

Calia Yang said...

WOWIE girl!! AWESOME TUTORIAL!!

hippy_chick said...

Thats so pretty & effecive, i love it!!!

Adrienne Pierce said...

Just bought the foam tree! Can't wait to get started on this!!!

Jerusha said...

WOWOOOWOWOWOWWWWWWWWW! You are amazing!! I am loving this!!!!!! (Make sure no one steals it...heheh!) LOVE!!!!!!!

Barbara said...

this looks amazing. I would love to try this. TFS!

Claude said...

It's beautiful, sweetie!

Scrapamum said...

Love this tree JJ!!!