Saturday, December 3, 2016

I'M BACK! AND IT'S ABOUT TIME TOO.


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!



2 comments:

  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

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    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

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