Wednesday, November 10, 2010
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!
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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.