December 09, 2011

Quick Christmas Tree Art

Friday :)

That's all I need to say, right?
I've been enjoyng a relaxing *and quiet* afternoon since I took my final this morning and was able to come home to an empty house.

I've been having a blast sharing all my mantle projects with you this week and I hope you've enjoyed seeing them!!

I have one last quick project to show you for today and then I'll be taking a break to just chill out this weekend :)
Well if you call christmas performances, cookie parties, wrapping gifts and wrapping up studying for finals chilling out.
But it'll be a lot less stressful than a weekned of homework!
So...this next project is suuuuper easy.
So easy that I don't really have a step by step picture process for you .

But here are the lovelies:

Aren't they fun?
And if you were super brave, you could let the kidlets help you :)

All you need is:
*scrap wood (or canvases would work too!)
*Paper for trees
*Chipboard trees (optional)
*Vinyl (or stickers) for letters.

Here they are hanging out on my mantle...

I had some chipboard trees that I got from Michaels in the dollar bins.
It was actually a small chipboard album so I just took the little ring clip off and had six trees!

I used the chipboard trees underneath the paper to give it some dimension.
I like how they pop off the wood a bit.
I used my exacto knife to trace around the chipboard piece onto the paper and then just used dabs of hotglue to glue the paper on.

I also inked the edges of the trees to keep the bare chipboard from showing.
The letters were cut on vinyl with my cricut.
Easy as cut, peel and stick!

I used white trim paint for the white background and red enamel spraypaint for the red one.
And nope. I didn't distress them :)
Aren't you proud!

Besides waiting for the paint to dry, this project took less than 10 minutes.

Love simple projects that make a big impact :)

You can see the rest of my mantle here.

Which one is your favorite?

Have a happy, festive weekend, guys!

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  1. so cute! mantle looks great!

    I've got a a bunch of free Christmas printables and working on the tutorials for my blog!

  2. I love these. I too bought these chipboard shapes TWO years ago and have done nothing with them. Thanks for the inspiration !!!! I can't wait ti try this.

  3. Hi Kelsey! I found your post through Centsational Girl's Holiday Craft Link Party. I love your 'holly' 'jolly' signs! They are really cute! They fit perfectly on your mantel!
    Happy Holidays :)

  4. Hey,

    So I found you over at Centsational Girl, and I have to say I'm in love with your mantel! I love evrything from the color scheme, to the vintage Coca-Cola cooler, to the reindeer names on canvas. So coordinated, so cute! Glad I found your blog!




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