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!