Wednesday, December 19, 2012

popsicle stick trees

happy wednesday :)
 i made a cute little winter scene that im entering into a couple of challenges
DLART: dianas having a fun linky party going on this month
kaboodledoodles:christmas/holidays anything goes
scrappymomstamps:christmas anything goes
celebrate the occasion: anything goes
divasbydesign:anything goes
wordartwednesday:anything goes
more than favors:christmas
decorate to celebrate :christmas

i hope you like my project :)
for this i used popsicle sticks for the trees, i used distress stains on them and added droplets from viva decor pearl pens. you could also use acrylic paints in any colors. say pink, and green whimsy colors it just depends on the look you like. i prefer rustic but theyre really cute in any colors really. i used a wooden craft spool for the base of the trees i used a hot  glue gun and glued a p/stick to it then cut and glued the others. if you find your cut ones are a little sharp just sand them down a tad. i hot glued moss around the top of the spools.
for the base i used a coaster. i mixed some chunky glitter with sno-tex and plopped it on. i also dropped on some pieces of moss and some little glittery balls ( found in the christmas section at hobby lobby)
i used a punch for the snowflakes. i also added a little chunky glitter to the trees. the stars are wooden pieces i also colored with distress stains.i used 2 for each tree just hot gluing them to the front and back of p/sticks.
for the snowman i again used the glittery balls. for eyes and mouth i used a sharpie and for the nose i used a piece of crinkle ribbon. i rubbed it with my glue stick then rolled it to the shape and hot glued it on. for his arms i took a piece of hemp, rolled them in glue  so they harden and keep their shape then hot glued them on.
thanks for stopping by my blog today and your sweet words always make me smile thank you so very much for that. have a fun crafty day! xxxshelly


Dr Sonia S V said...

Super cute
Dr Sonia

Sharon said...

Oh my gosh!!! This is totally awesome Shelly!!! I so love your trees! And that adorable snowman!! Super cute! And that plopped snow is great! Thank you so very much for playing with us at Paper Playtime!!!! :)

Tonya said...

What a fun and pretty project. Thanks for joining us this week at Celebrate The Occasion.

Karen Letchworth said...

You are so super creative, Shelly. I love your ideas and really appreciate how you share your cool and creative ideas with us. I appreciate your participation in our challenges, and hope you will share more as you create cuz I just LOVE seeing your crafts!
Word Art Wednesday

DonnaMundinger said...

Honey, you are on a major roll! Don't have time to comment of each and every project but the creativity is absolutel amazing! Love them all. Have a Merry Christmas if I don't get back to you before. xxD

Anonymous said...

Great project Shelly!
Thanks for sharing at Kaboodle Doodles!

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Visiting from DLART Dec LInky Party. Wonderful Christmas/Winter decoration. great use of popsicle sticks. There's a challenge at Decorate to Celebrate that you can enter this in as well. Let them know I sent you.
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Lisa said...

Oh wow, this is so fabulous!! I love the Popsicle stick trees!! They look amazing!! The snowman is too cute!! You should link this up at Decorate to Celebrate, too ( Have a great weekend :)

A Mermaid's Crafts

Wendy said...

Fabulous creation, really gorgeous....Thanks for playing along at Divas by Design.
Wendy xx

Tracy Boobaloo said...

What a great idea !! So creative and looks beautiful.

Thank you for joining us at Kaboodle Doodles this week. Merry Christmas x

Adrian said...

So Cute! Thanks for playing @ CTO!

BugBites said...

cute. Thanks for sharing with us at CTO.

Dawn said...

What a great idea, really love it. Thanks for joining us at Divas this week x

Brenda said...

OMGosh Shelly, I love these little rustic trees!! How perfect and cute! I will have to try my hand at making some of these for next year. You are so talented my friend!