Saturday, December 3, 2016


I finally got some of my many small Christmas trees decorated.  I made or painted most of the ornaments, but some may look familiar.  The little angels with cascading ribbons came from our shabbilicious creator, Kerryanne, who graciously provided a free printable of the angels as well as instructions.  I think they turned out beautifully and I plan to use them every year.

I painted the large papier mache ornaments in pastel colors and then glazed them with light streaks of a pearled white paint by Martha Stewart which catches the light.  On this tree I only used white, pastel or clear ornaments.  While I did not crochet the snowflakes, I did make the tiny white mittens and winged boots.

I saw the mittens and boots on a lovely tree in a decorating book years ago and they had been handmade by the authors in white felt and decorated with gold thread and tiny bells.  The boots were a bit more difficult as they needed black soles and golden wings. The tiny elves who would wear the boots must have very long narrow feet.

I am not quite finished as I am painting small houses to rest in the "snow" under the tree and I need to refurbish poor Santa's robe above as I have had him for many years and his lovely hooded robe appears to be disintegrating.  Never fear, by next week old Saint Nick will be beautiful again.  He has a long night ahead of him on Christmas Eve and the very least I can do is make him warm!


  1. Oh Linda, your trees are definitely 'shabbilicious' and your ribbon angels are adorable all hanging on the tree. I'm so glad you enjoyed this project.
    Merry Christmas sweetie, Kerryanne xx

    1. Thank you, Kerryanne. I have made many of your projects and I always have so much fun. I actually put more on the tree tonight. I had forgotten that I had bought ivory and blush pink ornaments at Michaels so I put those on and then I wrapped the whole little tree in blush tulle. I am having a wonderful, shabbilicious time! Love, Linda

  2. Glad you're finally back. I am sure that majority of your readers have been missing you and it seems that you are now completely back and won't be going anywhere now haha.


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