Monday, October 22, 2012

My latest OBSESSION....Oh! la-la....

Remember last weeks tree...
 and then the recent pot discovery...
 I knew that pot would be a wonderful base for a soft "Shabby" tree.
Same idea as the little trees...just a larger scale....I used printer paper for this one and a much larger dowel which the Chef whittled the  top down to a point with his trusty carving knife.
Of course you don't have to have a Chef, just makes tree making more fun.
Cut your squares starting from large to small ...8,7,6,5,4,3,2 inches.
I used about 15-20 squares for each size.
Find the centers and poke a hole through the centers. 

 Then crumble up each sheet !
This was my latest brainstorm to come up with a more "Shabby " looking tree.
 Then flatten the sheet out again... using a ruler is helpful.
 Start fitting them on the dowel and slightly twisting each sheet as you go.....For the first few layers I used white textured scrapbooking paper to create a firm base.
 Keep layering.....stacking loosely...
 OH MY!!!!!!
 I was pleased...
 with the results...
 I had this cute star bell,,,,but it was GOLD.
Not anymore...
 You must try your hand at one of these...
I am over the MOON with the results...
I shall dub this year..."The Year of the TREE'S"
Give them a try ...let me know if I can help.
xo, Kathy and the Chef.


  1. It is so cute Kathy! Who knew if you crinkled it , it would turn out like that! Looks so nice in that bowl too!~Hugs, Patti

  2. So clever! What's next in your tree adventure? Sally

  3. Very pretty, Kathy! Looks lovely.

  4. How beautiful Kathy! You're so creative...that's the ultimate 'shabby chic' tree:)

  5. Love your trees. Both of them are so great!!!

    How clever you are!

  6. So cute! I love the creation of both trees...definitely going to try this
    Hope mine comes out as cute as yours...

  7. that is gorgeous and doesn't look too difficult.
    i could totally see myself trying this.

  8. Oh wow! I didn't expect it to be that tall! I love this one. So nice.
    I must make one of these. We all have paper lying around.
    Thanks for showing the final outcome for this little vase/pot!


  9. That is so awesome!! It's amazing what you can do with a little paper!!! Love the glittery star too!!! I'm your newest follower!! Have a great week! =) Deanna

  10. Glorious! I liked your other paper trees. Now I love this shabby paper tree! The size is amazing and your ceramic pot is perfect with it. Blissful Creating...

  11. Aren't you the clever one...I LOVE it! Now, let me see, where Did I stash that brown-paper bag gift wrap..........
    Pure genius!

  12. That is great Kathy !!!...happy

  13. Yes...
    Such an easy project with great results.
    Love to you all...
    xo, Kathy

  14. What a fun project! I love the glittered star. And I am drooling over the glimpse of your sunroom!!!

  15. Thank you, Kathy! I am having so much fun with her!

  16. This is a great project and I agree your tree turned out fabulous!

  17. Hi Kathy,
    What a lovely idea! I love how your trees are turning out. Also the sweet child's chair is so darling. I have one in the garage right now that is waiting to be painted and a little cushion made. Maybe I'll work on that this weekend.
    It was wonderful to hear from you. Lately the family has been keeping us very busy.
    Sending hugs your way, Elizabeth

  18. Oh Kathy, they are both beautiful. What a simple concept but with such a grandiose impact. I love it. I might just have to give it a try. Thanks for the inspiration.

    Hugs and Kisses,

  19. Kathy, I love these trees! I'm so glad you left a message on my blog because it helped me find you. Great tutorial, both trees look wonderful, the vintage paper and the crumbled white. I can't wait to try these...
    Leslie (aka Gwen Moss)

  20. Lovely idea!
    Thanks for your visit!

    ♥ Franka

  21. This is so pretty! Thank you so much for the tutorial. I am going to try to make one!

  22. This is so sweet! I love the idea and it's easy too. Hugs,

  23. Hi Kathy, I LOVE your tree. What a sweet idea. I might have to make one for my Kricket's bedroom. Thank you so much for stopping by my lil' slice of blog-land and looking around. I love your page as well and happy to report that I'm now following you : ). I look forward to getting to know ya and hope you have a wonderful day ~
    ~ Deanna

  24. Oh it is tall is the finished tree? That is just so different...and I love that!!


Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts with me...I am always encouraged by your kind expressions and thoughtful comments....Know that you are loved....xoxo Kathy.