Thursday, December 2, 2010

DIY Christmas No. 1: Doily Trees tutoRial

Last night on the web show, we showed you a plethora of trees you can make in a matter of minutes! So, I wanted to share the doily trees I showed you...they are so fun & sooo easy!

supplies:
1. Doilies *can be purchased in bulk HERE* (small (3") trees: 3 doilies, large (18") trees: 12 doilies)
2. Jeweled Pins *box of 100 found HERE*  (small trees: 4-5, large trees: 20ish)
3. cut Doilies in half.
4. House of 3 Parisian Anthology Ruffle Darlings *pkg. of 3 strips found HERE*. (1 strip)
5. Styrofoam tree form *all sizes can be found HERE*

steps:
1. Pin 1 strip of the ruffle on the bottom of the tree form to create a skirt.
2. Starting from the bottom, take doily half & pin it right above the skirted ruffle. Continue all up the tree as you can get this look, pinning the jeweled pins to look like ornaments.

3. As you reach the top of the tree, simply create a cone with an opening large enough to accommodate whatever you want to use as a topper. 

For this one below, it's larger to accommodate the huge pearl.



**for smaller toppers, like the ones below, make the cone part smaller & use the pins to make the top.
4. With a pin or toothpick, add topper. **the little turquoise mercury glass bobble is from Paper Valise. It looks like they don't have anymore of the turquoise, but they do have the silver. mmmmm!









The front of this little Lolly topper is made out of vintage music paper & then I added a *joyful* strip off of the House of 3 Christmas Carols printable sheet. *loving this, btw: I use it on everything!*
Then, the back is one of our Parisian Anthology corrugated cardboard elements....the music is perfect!

enjoy your DIY Christmas Doily Trees! 

43 comments:

vintage girl at heart said...

love these!!
oh so cute and i am a doily kinda girl!
tfs!

CINNIBONBON said...

I didn't get to watch the show yesterday--but I love that you posted these here--they are beautiful. I just bought this ruffle ribbon on Tuesday from my LSS--so excited to give this a try.

CraftCrave said...

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [03 Dec 01:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

Michelle*G said...

Lovely trees! Thank you for the tutorial and the inspiration!

borcherding said...

freakin' AWeSOME!!

con-tain-it said...

So sweet and great links for the craft supplies...especially the doilies. btw...which size did you use for the doilies...I didn't get to watch the webinar. Thanks, Roberta

Marit said...

Oh, I love them! So sweet! :D

Julie said...

So cute! Can't wait to try these!

Sonia said...

Hi Rhonna! Thank you for the tut.I'll definitely try it out.
You are an amazing inspiration for me , love to watch your ustream shows and your work is just out of this world!! I think i have all of your brushes(love them)

I just wanted to let you know how much I appreciate you : )
Hugs, Sonia

amy said...

i love it.
since i have halloween up still, i think i will make it my goal to get it down and then make a few of these trees for christmas and call it good for decorations this year. such a cool idea. Thanks!!

Janelle said...

Hi Rhonna! I have been a big fan of your work for several years now. This is my first time on your blog. I have a question that hasn't been responded to from house of 3....where do I print 6x7.5 cards? I love the ornate card, but not sure where to print. TIA for your help!

Katie said...

Love your take on the styrofoam tree fad! ;) I'd love for you to link up at SewWoodsy.blogspot.com

Inspire Me Heather said...

I loved your trees and linked them up to my "Christmas trees" post!

jasmine bailey-barfuss said...

I Loooooove everything that you do. YOu are wonderful.
xox

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