November 27, 2011

Mini Rosette Christmas Tree


If you've been following along, you'll probably know I've been doing a "mini series" of three types of miniature Christmas trees I've been making. If you are just now tuning in and missed all the fun of the first two, you can click here and here to view them! 

Here is the final of the three trees made with cloth rosettes and beads. This was the most time consuming tree of all to make, but I am really happy with how it turned out. 

In keeping with the recycled theme of most of my projects, I'm proud to say the cloth I used to make the rosettes was repurposed from a dress and cotton tote of mine that were wearing out, but could still be used for craft purposes. 

If you've been browsing through blogland, you'll  know that rosettes are all the rage and that there are tons of tutorials out there for them. But if you don't know how to make them and would like a good tutorial, click here to view a cool blog called Craftaholics Anonymous (she has lots of other great tutorials on there with great pictures-go check it out! )


To make these, I used a floral foam cone and just made a ton of rosettes and glue gunned them to the cone. Because there were little gaps where you could see the foam, I glued in some metallic beads to fill in the spaces. I attached tulle bows to the top for the "star" along with a few silver  jingle bells.


Then I glued three wine corks to the bottom as my "trunk". This finishes my mini tree collection!  I hope you enjoyed the "mini series" of little trees! I will be having fun this week decorating for Christmas and finding places to display them in my house. 


Stay tuned these next couple of weeks for more original, homemade Christmas decorations including garland, ornaments and wreaths by ReMadeSimple. 

Thanks for reading! 

Kristina

Linking up with these parties and this party.

43 comments:

  1. oh so pretty!!! Good job girly:)

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  2. I love this!
    I'm your newest follower. Hope you stop by Project Queen sometime.
    www.projectqueen.org
    Mandy

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  3. so neat! simple yet gorgeous!! hopped over from nifty sunday!
    jjaddox.blogspot.com

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  4. This is really cute! I may have to try this--but with colorful fabric.

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  5. I've never seen that before. It is very cute!

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  6. I really love this! Beautiful! Stopping by from Burlap and Buttons and enjoyed looking around! I pinned this and really want to try to make one too! Thanks for sharing!

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  7. OH My i LOVE this!!! such a pretty job :) I'm following! would love for you to follow me @ SummitSTreetJoy.com thanks!

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  8. Hi Kristina, you have a lot of talent and some lovely ideas. I have awarded you the Liebster Blog Award. Check out my blog to find out what this is all about. Keep up the fantastic work. Oh and I am your newest follower xx

    www.hall-wayhappenings.blogspot.com

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  9. This is very pretty and original! :) I am a new follower!



    http://fun-to-funky.blogspot.com

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  10. I love this rosette topiary, too. And the cork pedestals are such a terrific idea. Thank you, again. Sharon

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  11. This is gorgeous! I love all the details!

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  12. Love it! Its so unique and pretty!

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  13. This is super cute!! I love the cork tree trunkn!

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  14. Thanks everyone for all of your kind comments. These are really fun to make hope you guys all try it.

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  15. How pretty is that!! Thanks for sharing it with us :)

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  16. Very cute! I tried to make paper rosettes today and it was a major fail.

    I would love if you linked to my linky party at: http://eyehearttoday.blogspot.com/2011/11/anything-goes-at-eye-heart-3.html

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  17. This is sooo sweet! Love the idea and will have to check out your other two trees.

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  18. Hi Kristina!

    I love your trees! I made a wreath for over my bed this summer using the same technique but never thought of making something like this. Very nice!

    So nice stopping by to visit with you!

    Kindly, Lorraine

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  19. Wow! This is SO cute!! Anything in that "shabby chic" style catches my eye and this totally did when I was browsing the projects linked up on Whatever Goes Wednesday!

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  20. I love this!! Going to steal your idea and make one of felt rosebuds! Maybe add pearls to it.

    I am your newest follower! Thanks for sharing at SCC!

    Jenny
    thelavendermagnolia

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  21. elegant vintage and rustic!! great job!!! i'm pinning it now!

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  22. It's so cute- and you can do it any colors - super!

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  23. Your mini rosette tree is lovely! Wow!!!
    Shannon
    www.akadesign.ca

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  24. This is so elegant and creative!! I am definitely Pinning it! :)
    Would love for you to link up @ Find Your Craft Friday over on my blog! Have a great Friday!

    Emily @ BabyBerry
    http://weinzapfelbabyberry.blogspot.com/

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  25. Oh these trees are so cute too Kristina.

    I'd love for you to share this project on Inspiration Friday at Simply Christmas http://shabbyartboutique.blogspot.com/2011/12/inspiration-friday.html

    While there, check out my paper rose trees - I think you will like them.

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  26. Beautiful rosette tree. I would love for you to join my fun weekly linky at Bacon Time. Fri-Monday come strut your stuff.

    http://bacontimewiththehungryhypo.blogspot.com/

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  27. Your little tree is so cute!! I love all the beads in between the flowers! I featured you today - http://www.flamingotoes.com/2011/12/crush-of-the-week-think-pink-features-30/

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  28. Super cute little tree. Thanks so much for linking up to Things I’ve Done Thursday!!

    Melanie
    Sew Rugged @ bear rabbit bear
    bearrabbitbear.blogspot.com

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  29. very beautiful rosette tree..you did a fantastic job. Thank you for sharing! :)

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  30. I love it! Any way to use rosettes is awesome in my book. I can't get enough of them! :)

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  31. Charming and different that tree, I loved !
    Xoxo Dolly

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  32. There are heaps of trees out on the net made from cones, but this is truly unique, love it!

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  33. Okay this is so darling! Thanks for showing off, I am your newest follower! I am also going to show this off later today! I am off to look at your other Christmas trees!

    Carlee
    www.ladybirdln.com

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  34. Beautiful! I love the colors! Great job and I just might have to try them!

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  35. Really like how unique this is and great idea to use corks as the trunk...I have plenty of those around!

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  36. Everything about it is divine. The creation, the colours and the talent. Thanks ever so much for sharing. Cheers SpecialK XoXo

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  37. hey there again! this is so gorgeous and is being featured tonight on family ever after, a week late! stop by and grab a featured button if you can! thanks for linking!

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  38. Wow! I am so flattered by all the kind comments on my little tree. Thanks so much everyone!

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  39. I love your tree! Thanks for the inspiration!!! Pinning it!

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