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Crafty, Scrappy, Happy: A shabby chic ruffled Christmas tree.

Monday, November 28, 2011

A shabby chic ruffled Christmas tree.

Hello wonderful Crafty Scrappy Happy friends!
I hope you had an AMAZING holiday.
I hope you ate wonderful food.
And gave thanks for all you have.
I am sorry that I was away----
but I am not sorry for the time I spent with my family and the memories I made.

BUT now, bring on the Christmas Decor!!!!

I LOVE the shabby chic look right now-
Sooo I was inspired to make this shabby chic ruffled Christmas tree.

Sweet and simple---let me show you  how to make your own!

Here is what you will need:
-hot glue gun
-candle holder and "tree topper"
-beads and pins {for the ornaments}

1. cut fabric into strips
2. fold and iron fabric in half
3. cut folded strips 
{And don't worry NONE of these steps have to be perfect---
let me tell you what I always say---my crafts are NEVER perfect...
but I like them even more because they aren't!}

4. Next find a candle stand and a tree "topper" {I found mine at Michaels}
5. Start wrapping and gluing the fabric so that each layer overlaps to the STYROFOAMâ„¢ Brand Foam with hot glue.
6. add ornaments {I used beads from my DIY jewelry stash} 
use a pin to attach them but pushing them right into the tree.

ruffled and fun right?

I like the messy fabric look. 

especially amongst the mercury glass decor!

Andddd because as you know, I  am ALWAYS changing my decor around---I HAD to try another spot for my tree....

I hope you have an amazing start to your week and I look forward to showing you my holiday decor in the next few weeks!!!

Ohhh and before I forget again----
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I COMPLETELY spaced and didn't announce that the winner of the super sweet bag 
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Blogger Jennifer @ Delightfully Noted said...

Thanks for the tutorial I always thought you had to cut and fold each of those square fabrics to make those kind of trees! Now I see it is much simplier. I love your style and the tree looks splendid!

November 28, 2011 at 5:35 AM  
Blogger Lindsay said...

I love this! I have not seen anything like it before! You have the most creative ideas here! Great job friend!

November 28, 2011 at 5:42 AM  
Blogger Liz @ Here's to Handy Andy said...

So cute! I might have to try it! Thanks for sharing.

November 28, 2011 at 6:27 AM  
Blogger I am LOVD said...

I love that you placed yours atop a candlestick - that's a different and new way of doing this craft. Great thinking and pushing the envelope!

November 28, 2011 at 6:41 AM  
Blogger Jessica @ {The.Junk.Nest.} said...

This is really cute. Neat idea :)

November 28, 2011 at 7:16 AM  
Blogger Aimee said...

Looks great!!!

Aimee from

November 28, 2011 at 12:49 PM  
Blogger Love Sweet Love said...

SOOOO perfectly shabby chic! Love! It looks gorgeous both ways you displayed it-you have such a beautiful knack for decorating!!!

November 28, 2011 at 1:27 PM  
Blogger Jen @Sadie Inspired said...

I am LOVING it!! This is definitely going on my "Christmas TO DO" list. :)

November 28, 2011 at 4:46 PM  
Blogger Maggie @ Midwestern {Sewing} Girl said...

Jaime! This is beautiful! I love the way you displayed it...your decorations are so elegant and are so awesome...

November 29, 2011 at 5:04 AM  
Blogger Shannah @ Just Us Four said...

Oh, I love this! I have been having so much fun with the styrofoam trees so far this year. I really like your idea of attaching a candle holder to the bottom to give it height. Super cute.

November 29, 2011 at 12:04 PM  
Blogger Kim@todayismysome-day said...

This looks great! It fits perfectly atop my very favorite 25 drawer piece of furniture ever! Still adore this piece!!!

November 29, 2011 at 2:15 PM  
Blogger cindy the cottage chick said...

Super cute, and I'm doing this with my kiddos this week! Thanks for the inspiration :)

November 30, 2011 at 6:27 PM  
Blogger Kate said...

ummmmm, gorgeous! & jealous!

November 30, 2011 at 7:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Beautiful, I tried this last year in paper but the burlap is definitely much prettier.

:) Lori m

December 1, 2011 at 11:24 PM  
Blogger rainbowcreek said...

It is beautiful! That candlestick really makes it, the combination of raggy and elegant are just perfectly shabby chic.

December 2, 2011 at 12:48 AM  
Blogger Perfect Imperfections by Jeanne said...

I love this cute little tree! I can't wait to try my own hand at making one. Thanks for the tutorial.

December 4, 2011 at 10:05 AM  
Blogger freckled laundry said...

I love it, Jamie Lyn! Your eyelashing tutorial is great. I love the little jewelery you added to it too. Thanks for sharing!


December 8, 2011 at 5:27 PM  

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