Monday, December 22, 2014

Blossom & Burlap Christmas Tree for Donna Salazar

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

Other Products
Lace Panel
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 ~


  1. Wonderful Christmas tree !!!
    Merry Christmas !!!

  2. Wow!!! This is absolutely divine Tracey!! It must have taken hours and hours to make all those gorgeous blossoms but it was definitely worth the effort. Your tree is just stunning!!! What a fabulous decor piece!! Love this!!! Wishing you and your family a Blessed Christmas!! Love and hugs

  3. Wow wow wowwwwwwww! This is gorgeous!! WOW!!!!!!!!

  4. Tracey, this is just exquisite! A truly over the top project that you can enjoy again and again. Hope you have a fabulous Christmas!

  5. I love visiting your blog Tracey because it is just so filled with inspiration and pretty things! This Christmas tree will really stand out in your home and be the talk of the party! Thanks for sharing such a wonderful OTP creation, and merry Christmas to you and your loved ones :)

  6. Absolutely smashing! And good on you putting your time to such good use!!!!!! Loooove it!!!!!

  7. Wow! This is truly stunning, Tracey! Hope you and your family have a very Merry Christmas and a blessed New Year!

  8. Oh wow Tracey - what a work of art! I hope you had a wonderful Christmas xx

  9. A little belated 'Merry Christmas' Tracey! Your tree is so so pretty.....a work of art! I'm sure your table looked beautiful! Happy New Year to you :)

  10. Absolutely gorgeous. What a wonderful little project. It must have taken you so much time. Trusting you had a blessed time with your family of Christmas xx

  11. Happy New Year Tracey, and this tree just blows me away.. what a labour of love to create this masterpiece.. it looks amazing! I hope your Christmas was a wonderful and blessed time!


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