Thursday, November 27, 2008

Ribbon Christmas Tree tutorial...

Hello. I've been meaning to make one of these Trees for ages but finally got round to it last night. If you would like to make one you will need a large Polystyrene cone, lots of ribbon (most of mine was from Poppicrafts!) which you will need to cut into 4 inch strips (approx 200 of these!) and some sequin pins.

I painted the tree with a bright green acrylic paint first and allowed it to dry. I started at the bottom of the tree and just folded the ribbon in half and attached to the tree with one pin. Make sure your ribbons slightly goes over the bottom of the tree to so that it lays nicely. Just work your way up the tree, overlapping each layer.

I topped my tree with two wooden snowflakes that I had painted white, glued a needle in between them with about half an inch sticking out so that they could be stuck into the tree.

And there you have one tree to sit in the middle of your table on Christmas day!

I'm going to use this for the Artygirlz challenge this week which is to use your favourite colours and the Secretcrafter challenge which was to use layers.

Hugs,
Em.x

45 comments:

Vee said...

Wow!!! this is really nice. If I get time I'd love to do one. Thanks for sharing x Vee

Michelle said...

Wow! Thanks for the shout. This is absolutely stunning and sooo neat. I just love the way you have lined it all up - very precise, it must have taken an age to make. And the traditional colours look gorge!!!
Big hugs,
Mich
May I put it on the customer gallery?? Oh go on, PLeeease!!!!

Supermum said...

Ooo Emma, I've been looking at these - you have done a superb job - love it!
Sue. x

Anonymous said...

Emma that's fab-u-luss! Where will I find a polystyrene cne up ehre though? Lou x

Julie said...

EMMA!!

This is GORGEOUS WOW!!!

Sharon said...

Wow Em, I'm speechless (a rare event lol!!) this is absolutely stunning. Great work.
Hope you are well.
Hugs
Sharon :-)x

Chrissy said...

Looks great but I just know I wouldn't have the patience...very creative and festive :D

Sarah C said...

This is gorgeous and looks like a labour of love xxx

Jane Carroll said...

beautiful tree. not decoupage but certainly layered

thanks for joining us this week on SCSC

hugs jane x

Kate's Makes said...

This is fab, i love it, so clever! :o)

crissi said...

Aw thats gorgeous Emma and very creative.

Thanks for joining in with the Arty Girlz challenge.

crissi xx

Helen said...

Wow - this is fab Emma! I can't believe you cut up those gorgeous ribbons! lol
Helen x

NGCARDS said...

This is fabulous hun! I wanted to make one of these myself but I just havent got the ribbon lol xxx

Jill said...

oohh Em this is stunning I love all the different colours of ribbon, it must of taken you ages but well worth it thanks for joining us at scsc hugs Jill x

Julie said...

I think I've already left a comment but just incase its gone amiss WOW!!! This is absolutely FAB Emma!!

Thanks for joining in with Arty Girlz

Julie
xxx

Stempelchaotin said...

OMG what a brilliant idea.
Fabulous three. I love it.

Donna said...

WOW WOW WOW, what a stunning tree, it must have take ages to put together and a lot of patience. Thank you so much for joining us SCSC this week :) Donna x

Allison said...

Love this tree, hadn't seen one like it before! I'm printing it out (really small, for some reason, silly printer) and think maybe I can make it with the kids.

I also love the gift you made for your friend, so personalised, and that card is classic!

Cheers!

Sammi said...

ooooh.... it's so pretty!! I love it Em!! Yesterday we went shopping in Spotlight (big Craft/ Sewing shop) and I was looking at all their pretty ribbons...Had to walk away slowly - maybe i should go back. lol!!
*bigHUGS* hope you are going well!

kim-paperbabe said...

Fabulous tree, the ribbons all look so festive, very shiny too! If I ever had the time I would probably make one but with papers (cos I'm a little thrifty!) Hope you are well, HuGs Kim x

gina g said...

Hi Emma i thought i recognised you DC, the ribbon tree is gorgeous, i have been cutting paper for my grandson's to make them when they come over tomorrow evening. Take care luv gina xx

Helena said...

This is fantastic, what a beautiful display!

xxxx

Anonymous said...

Never posted a comment on a 'blog' before but your tree is just fantastic, well done. Jane

sue-bubbles said...

Your ribbon tree is beautiful - thanks for the instructions!
Sue x

konnykards .. Musings of a Senior Citizen said...

This is gorgeous! Connie.

julietk said...

Thats so pretty Em :D
I finally got round to doing that coffee table refurb you were interested in seeing. Hugs juliet

julietk said...

Think I just lost my comment :{
I said ...
That is lovely Em :D And I have finally finished the coffee table refurb you were interested in. Hugs juliet

Ellen said...

brilliant

Jennifer said...

That is stunning, thanks for sharing.
Jen x

Lisadwb said...

Lovely, just lovely!!!

Dawny P said...

This is stunning Em xxx Love it, and I just saw it on the Poppicrafts website as well - marvellous. Lovin yer work chick xxxx

nessy said...

wow!! amazing work ~stunning tree , must have taken forever!!
vanessa xx

Joana said...

OMG Ema I so love this Xmas tree .
love all the colour ribbons you used . you done a great job .:)

hope you have nice weekend

luv
Joana

Simone said...

This is so wonderful!!! I am really fascinated!
Simone

Kath said...

Wow this is gorgeous Emma and what a great idea too for using up those bits that aren't sometimes big enough for a bow...I think I will start my ribbon tree box for next year.
Hugs
kath
xxxxx

Beryl (bik59) said...

WOW, nothing else to say just WOW
Beryl x

Lainy's Little Blog said...

Wow Em! This is gorgeous. You have put a lot of work into that, far too much patience required for me to do that. Those ribbons are lovely, must go and have a look at the website now. Hope you are having a great weekend. Hugs, Lainy xxx

bubblegum said...

Oh my word this is absolutely fabulous Emma and I am not surprised it has been featured at Poppycrafts - what a great advert for her to display....well done you girl. I am sooo pleased for you. ;) :)

xxDebbiexx

Lavender stamper said...

Wow emma
Never thought of using ribbon I have the cones & flower pots to make one using Basic Grey papers.
Lisa
x

Dawn said...

Hey Teamie!! welcome aboard the Inspirational train!!!!

Hugs
Dawn
xx

Clare said...

Wondeful tree, keep meaning to do something like this but never seem to get around to it.

Also, Just wanted to say hi, I am also a new Inspirational team member, and I'm looking forward to seing what you find on your blogging travels.

Clare x

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Jackie said...

It's absolutely gorgeous Emma, I might just put one of these on my 'to do' list!

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Amanda said...

OMG! This is GREAT! Maybe I'll try this next year. TFS it's gorgeous!