December 1, 2011

Oh, Christmas Tree Wreath!


If you haven't figured it out yet, I'm a first time momma to a sweet bundle of baby girl. She melts me like butter and, oh my goodness, it is fun to be the momma of a girl!

Visions of pink dance in my head.

On a daily basis.

Last Christmas I really really really (really) wanted to decorate her room for the holiday. But, the hubs (he's the practical one) reminded me that she was a fetus and putting a Christmas tree in fetus's room would be crazy. With a capital C.

Sigh. 

But, this year, oh this year! This year I get to spruce up her nursery and no one gets to think I'm capital C crazy. 



The two, thin gold trees were HomeGoods finds from last year and the paper tree was a project I featured yesterday.



I added a cute, pink church and bowl of shiny ornaments and her room is officially spruced for Christmas!

Do you like the Oh, Christmas Tree wreath? Well, stay put and I'll break it down for you.

I started with a large, wooden embroidery hoop, a square of cream burlap, a handful of shiny, tiny ornaments, aqua and green yarn, a vinyl stencil and pewter fabric paint. Oh, and my hot glue gun.

To stencil my words, I used my silhouette to first cut them out. Then I did the opposite of what I usually do. I discarded the letters and kept the negative space. Here's a picture:


For the sake of pictures, I should have chosen a different color vinyl, huh??


I then used a foam sponge to paint the stencil. This is burlap, so it doesn't have to be perfect. The weave kind of hides imperfections. I wanted it to look a bit aged and distressed, so I used a light touch when painting the letters.

After the paint dried, I stuck the burlap in my hoop and trimmed the excess. Then I wrapped the top with a length of yarn. Easy as can be!

I glued the ornaments on after the burlap was placed in my hoop. This was also easy. Simply arrange your tree and glue each piece down with hot glue. I put a scrap of fabric down under the hoop in case any glue dripped through the loose weave of the burlap.


To make the tree trunk, I took a small cardboard square (a scrap of an old diaper box) and wrapped aqua yarn around it and then glued the trunk in place.

I love how it turned out!






I love how festive my sweet punkin's nursery is! And, I have another cute project to show you on the opposite side of her room. But, you'll have to come back to see it!

(Is the suspense killing you?)


Let me know if you try this project out. I'd love to see what you come up with! 

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55 comments:

  1. That is SO cute and creative!!! Love it!

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  2. Bubbling over with excitement about this wreath!!! Consider it Pinned {along with your darling Christmas tree}.

    I HEART 52 Mantles!!!

    Aimee from ItsOverflowing.com

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  3. I don't think it is crazy to put up a Christmas tree for a fetus. :)

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  4. This wreath is great! I love the colors...cheerful and bright!

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  5. Emily you are so creative. I love your blog!!

    Daddeo

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  6. Hi Emily. This is such a cute and unique idea! I've never seen it before and love it. Thanks for posting it. I'm your newest follower.

    Hugs...Tracy :)

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  7. So very creative!! May I ask where you got the pink church? I love it!!
    I would love for you to share this at Show & Share going on now!
    http://vintagegwen.blogspot.com/2011/11/show-share-16-features.html

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  8. I love this!! So creative:) Visiting from TT&J

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  9. Love LOVE LOVE LOVE love this. I will be featuring it on my blog tonight. cornerhouseblog.com

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  10. Congratulations!!! You have been awarded the Versatile blogger award. you may check it here http://do8urself.blogspot.com/2011/12/versatile-blogger-award.html

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  11. Sooo cute!! Sharing this on FB- thanks for sharing at Feathered Nest Friday!

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  12. How super cute!! Love it!! I would like to invite you to my first annual Holiday Mantel Party starting at 8 p tomorrow evening! It will be lots of fun!

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  13. That turned out so cute! What a great idea. I love the glitter house and Merry Christmas too! Can't have too much glitter and glimmer.
    Debbie

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  14. This is gorgeous! I'm doing to have to do this.

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  15. Thanks everyone!

    Jennifer, I got the pink church at HomeGoods (which, is related to TJMaxx and Marshals, in case you aren't familiar with the. greatest. store. ever!)

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  16. This is darling! Thanks for sharing!

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  17. I love your Oh Christmas Tree Wreath. So cute!

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  18. I love this! So creative! Thanks for sharing... I'm your newest follower! Please check out bellanest.blogspot.com if you get a chance! Have a fabulous week!

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  19. Adorable! Love how the ornaments came together so nicely to form the tree!

    Kim
    www.todayismysome-day.blogspot.com

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  20. I love it all. My favorite is the way the tree turned out. I think I'm going to have to recreate that!

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  21. Oh Christmas Tree... I think I love you! This is so stunning! Would love for you to link it up to our Home for the Holidays link party!

    www.uncommondesignsonline.com

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  22. Thanks Emily for your post on my blog.. this project was so inspiring! Glad you liked my version with the driftwood pieces.

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  23. This is by far one of my favorite projects I've seen this year! Fabulous!

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  24. oh my goodness, I'm in love with this! I love the mix of the natural elements with the bright colors, and the vintage feel is great! Just love everything about it! I found you through HOH, and I'm your newest follower!

    Kelly
    http://crazywego.blogspot.com

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  25. This is adorable! Thanks for sharing!

    ~Steph @ Silver Boxes

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  26. So very cute! The wreath looks like it belongs in Who-ville! ;)

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  27. Such an adorable project!! I just featured it on my TT&J FB page :)

    xxoxoxo
    Jen

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  28. I love this!! Absolutely adorable!! :) Where on earth did you find those cute mini ornaments!? Perfect! :)

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  29. So so cute and unique!! Thanks for sharing!

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  30. I LOVE this!! It's so pretty with the added dimensions of the shiny little ornaments.

    Pinning on pinterest. :)

    Cheers,
    Tracy Screaming Sardine

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  31. Wow, if this is your little girls rooms I can only imagine your house! Visiting from TT&J, gonna take a look around!

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  32. Oh I love this!!! I'd love it if you linked this up to a party that I have going on at Project Queen!
    http://projectqueen.org/welcome-to-link-party-12-turning-the-daunting-into-the-do-able

    I'm a new follower!

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  33. I love this so much! Thanks for linking up! I'll be featuring this as one of my favorites later this week!

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  34. so beautiful. I love the non traditional colors. they really pop!

    megan
    craftycpa.blogspot.com

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  35. wow!! you are soooo creative!! first time visitor :)

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  36. Emily, I will be featuring your tree tonight at Project Queen's #12 Highlight Party. I absolutely love it and so glad you linked up to the party!

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  37. That wreath is incredibly cute, and clever, too!

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  38. Im lost. What did you cut the stencil with?

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  39. I'm crazy about burlap - and adding these bright cheerful ornaments to create the tree is genius! Not to mention I LOVE Christmas trees I've been a little slow getting into "Christmas decorating gear" and this just got me started! Thanks so much for sharing your adorable creation :)

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  40. Thanks for all the sweet comments!! You guys are so awesome! :)

    Panzella, I cut the words out using my silhouette machine (silhouetteamerica.com). It's a digital die-cut machine that connects to my computer. I hope that clears things up!! Feel free to email me if you need more info!! :)

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  41. This is SO adorable! It turned out perfectly. Pinning so I can replicate next year! ♥

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  42. This is one of the cutest projects I've seen this year - it's definitely going on my list for next year!! Thanks so much for linking up to Think Pink Sundays - I featured you today! http://www.flamingotoes.com/2011/12/crush-of-the-week-think-pink-features-32/

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  43. You are so creative! I love this simple and vintage wreath! Your newest follower.

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  44. This is so totally pinned on Pinterest! Thank you

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  45. OMWord! I am so freakin' out about how crazy awesome this embroidery hoop is! I am so there next year! Thanks for sharing such a gorgeous piece.

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  46. Love love love this, starting to re-make my own...where did you purchase the mirror at?! I found one at Target but it wasn't big enough.

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  47. I didn't see this last year, but its totally putting me in the holiday spirit. :) So cute!

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  48. where did you get the small ornaments?

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    1. The small ornaments have been in my collection for years. They were originally for a tabletop tree I had in college. I believe they were purchased at Hobby Lobby, but that was many many years ago! Sorry I can't be of more help. BUT...I know that Hobby Lobby brings out a nice selection of small ornaments every year, so maybe you can check there for something similar!

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  49. I love this! Thanks so much for the tutorial! I will have to look around for the smaller ornaments as well!

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  50. Oh, I absolutely love the "Oh, Christmas Tree!" All the decor is so incredibly cute--you have great style!

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  51. Totally Cute!! Pinning immediately =)

    <3 Christina at I Gotta Create!
    Wildly Original link party is open.

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