Saturday, December 17, 2011

2011 Christmas Tree with Handmade Ornaments

I used our small tree in the family room this year but filled it to the brim with the true meaning of Christmas.
I purchased some wood crosses from AC Moore and gave them a quick coat of white paint.
I added a small burlap canvas adorned with a silver cross for the tree top cross.
White, cream, silver and gray are the colors for this years Christmas. 

My 'Vintage Hymnal Roll Ornaments' were added to the tree next.
I have a love for vintage books and finding vintage hymnal books is such a treat for me.
I simply rolled some of the pages and glued them together in stacks of 3.
These book rolls were then tied with a piece of jute....
and a silver cross charm was added to the bottom.
These were so simple to make but I really love the faith filled joy that they spread.
Do you remember my 'Texturized Spring Wreath Tutorial'? I was lucky enough to have won a wonderful prize in the Canvas Corp Burlap Contest with my wreath. My prize consisted of some lovely scrapbooking papers, burlap and muslin stretched burlap canvas's, burlap shapes of all kinds, jute and so much more! I was able to utilize some of my prize winnings in my next ornament.

My 'Burlap and Muslin Roses' ornament:
Using the stretched burlap and canvas frames, I made some burlap and muslin roses (using the tutorial from The Freckled Laundry) and simply hot glued them to the frames.
A sprig of greenery was added for a touch more color and a jute hanger was added to the back.
For the tree base, I simply placed the tree stand in an old crate filled with burlap.

Last up are my 'Vintage Hymnal Fan Ornaments'.
There are several tutorials for these around blog land. They are very easy to make. Basically fan fold a sheet of paper and glue in a circle. I then dipped the edges in some modge podge and rolled them in Martha Stewart White Gold extra fine glitter.
I printed on card stock different Christmas themed phrases, songs, etc and cut them with a decorative punch and glued them to the center.
I added jute to the back for the hanger.
Our tree is small but it's message is powerful!
Linking up to the following parties:
 The DIY Show Off 
  Home Stories A2Z 
  five days five ways christmas linky party | because every day is different Unskinny Boppy   Photobucket  It's Overflowing shabby creek cottage
Until next time ~ Suzanne. Print Friendly and PDF


  1. I love this, I think it is absolutely splendid!

  2. Your tree is so beautiful!! You did a wonderful job on all the ornaments!

  3. WoW Suzanne! Your tree is SO pretty. LOVE it all!


  4. How absolutely beautiful!! I love everything and especially those roses on the frames!! Lovely holiday sentiments :) Thanks SO much for sharing at the Winter Wonderland party over at I Gotta Create! I'm pinning that white rose!!

  5. Suzanne, you have outdone yourself! The tree and ornaments are amazing! It is so obvious too that each piece was created with love and care. It is just beautiful!

  6. I'm hosting a PARTY! I'd love for you to link this and any other fun projects of yours, too!!!

    Aimee from
    Overflowing with Creativity

  7. Your handmade ornaments are lovely!

    Thank you for sharing the season at Potpourri Friday! May you have a Merry Christmas and the Happiest of Holidays!

  8. Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home and have a very Merry Christmas!

  9. Hi!

    You have been featured today on Potpourri Friday!

  10. Absolutely LOVE your tree!!! So perfect...Julie

  11. It is a beautiful tree. I love all the messages to remind us what Christmas is truly about.
    Have a Blessed Christmas!

  12. Your tree is so perfect I can't hardly stand it!!! Thanks for sharing at Overflowing with Creativity!! I'm SO excited to be your newest follower!!!

    Your New Bloggy Friend


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