11.28.2010

The Gardner Three Trees

It is time for holiday decorating and we did a bit over the Thanksgiving weekend. I have been working on these three little trees made from old book pages for a few weeks now. After making the paper wreaths I decided to try to make these paper trees as well and I am happy with the results. Mike and Coleman made me the little tree stands which are perfect. I wanted to see them under the bottom branches so we left plenty of room. These can be made out of stir sticks found at any paint store!
I used little styrofoam stars covered in brown paper and modge podge to top each tree off. I wanted to stick with a color to match the old pages of the book but options are limitless.
These three trees are sitting in front of our fireplace. Behind it you can see three stockings tied to an antique rod iron headboard. I will talk a bit more about that headboard in a later post. If you are looking for a fun project this holiday season I would recommend this one. It was a bit time consuming but something you can work on and set aside for a later date. If you have any questions feel free to email me.


We will be announcing a giveaway in the next couple of days so be sure to come back and visit. You will not want to miss this one.


Let the holiday season begin!



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35 comments:

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

those are gorgeous, melanie! love your little family of trees!

Chelsea said...

I love this! You need the book "A Tale of Three Trees" displayed nearby. So symbolic. It is why we have 3 Christmas trees together in our home. The paper trees are absolutely darling!

Heather said...

Your paper trees are adorable!

Tales From My Empty Nest said...

I love your trees. They are adorable!!! So cute sitting in front of your fireplace. Love & blessings from NC!

Sanctuary Home said...

I love your trees! Nice work!

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

Your trees are so neat! Really pretty!

Alaina said...

These trees are great! I love the little tree stand, it reminds me of how they are if you buy them at a side of the road tree shop.

michelle said...

Melanie those are ADORABLE! What a great idea! I just love all your creativity and inspirations! The headboard with the stockings looks wonderful, I can't wait to see more about that!

Christa @ Stories of a House said...

These are great, Mel. You are so creative with book pages! Can't wait to hear about the giveaway.

knack said...

oh my dear...I love these! so wonderful!

xo

Angie @ The Country Chic Cottage said...

WOW!! Great trees!! :)

Kacey said...

Love! I must make one of these when I (finally) get around to making the wreath...

NanaDiana said...

Melanie- Those are DARLING! Promise me you won't light the fireplace til you move them though! I LOVE them! Diana

AllisonK said...

These are so darling!! I need a hands on tutorial. Kate and I are going to make the pompoms this week.

SALTBOX TREASURES said...

Hi. Love your trees!
~ Julie

Lisalulu said...

these look great! they are perfect with the headboard. very unique and 'YOU'

Anonymous said...

I love this project. This will go perfectly on some shelves in my kitchen/liv rm. One Question. How did you do the paper?!!! I love this project!

Allison said...

How clever! This would be a great project while watching TV or a movie one night. They look great, Melanie. The star on top is perfect!

Barbara Jean said...

LOVE the trees! but looks like a lot of work!

blessings

barbara jean

Megan/Lucia said...

So cute! I'll have to try this at my craft party; thanks for sharing! I just started a link party on Wednesdays and would love for you to share this!
wakinglucia.blogspot.com
Ciao,
Lucia

Alyssa said...

Oh those are really great! I love the idea behind them. Are they pretty large?

Erin said...

Very pretty!! I love them. :)

Sandy Ang said...

Amazing what you can do with just paper !

Amy@HomeRemediesRX said...

Beautiful! I love the "vintage" feel. I think I will be doing this project soon...

Attempting Aloha said...

Great project! I'm doing a similar one this afternoon with my girlies. :)

I just became your newest follower.

Aloha and Mele Kalikimaka,

Charlie

Lisa said...

These are SO pretty! I love the finished look!

Denise said...

I would love a tutorial!

jandjhome said...

I just found your site today. I had made a really similar one last week. I thought my idea was so original. :) I love the trio. http://jandjhome.blogspot.com/2010/12/diy-book-page-christmas-tree-tutorial.html

Dacia said...

Love these trees! Thanks for sharing!

Jana said...

I so love this!!

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Very cute!

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Tammy said...

Adorable!!
Tammy :-)
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Jami Nato said...

i am obsessed with book paper this year for decorating. these are adorable...maybe i'll do them next year.

time worn interiors said...

How sweet are these little trees!
Merry Christmas!
Theresa
aka:tot

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

The trees are adorable! Thank you for sharing these at my party...I love them. Merry Christmas.
Sherry

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