I've been working on a very special Christmas decor project that I finally get to share with you today. I created this Blossom & Burlap Christmas Tree, featuring one of Donna Salazar's fabulous Spellbinders Bitty Blossoms dies. There are just over 100 Bitty Blossom flowers decorating my tree.
These beautiful flowers come together so fast, and I'll share a little secret with you. Our church is a 30 minute drive away, making it an hour round trip. Gary prefers to drive most times, so I put that hour to good use making flowers for my stash. I pre-cut Bitty Blossoms and take them along with my flower making tool kit. I can easily create a dozen or more on each trip. For today's project I've used those blossoms along with burlap, lace, and gold metallic fabric mesh to create a tree to decorate our Christmas dinner table.
Tips and Techniques
I bought a paper mache cone at my local craft store, imagining a Christmas tree covered with Bitty Blossoms. This is what I came up with. I started by adhering swirling rows of Bitty Blossoms. A tutorial for my Bitty Blossoms can be found HERE.
Then I filled in-between with tufts of layered burlap, lace, and gold metallic mesh and mini pinecones picked from our daughter's yard.
My sweet friend, Lisa, came across this simple gold star as I was creating and offered it to me. It couldn't be more perfect to adorn the top of my tree.
All in all, it's the Bitty Blossoms that really shine on my tree giving it such a festive holiday feel.
Donna Salazar Products
GCD Studios ~ Antiquities Collection
Spellbinders ~ Bitty Blossom Dies
Gold Metallic Mesh
Gold Metal Star
Craft Essentials ~ Birch Round
Pine Cones ~ Yard
Darice ~ Paper Mache Craft Cone – 13.75 x 5 in
Helmar ~ 450 Quick Dry Adhesive
Thanks so much for taking time out of your busy holiday preparations to stop by.
I'd like to wish each of you a very merry Christmas.
~ Blessings ~