Monday, December 3, 2012

. . . Mod Podge Christmas Tree . . .

This is my busiest season for stationery orders so my crafting time is very limited this time of year.  That being said I made time to do a really cute project for my table centerpiece.  I'm so excited to share this with you.  I love how this turned out thanks to all the amazing products Mod Podge has to offer!

I was sent an amazing package of goodies from Mod Podge and I used several different items from that package for this project--Mod Podge Gloss and Mod Podge Antique (this is an awesome finish) and then some Mod Podge Rub On Decals.

You will need:
 A tree form--mine came from Hobby Lobby
Wrapping Paper or any paper to cover the tree
Washi Tape
Buttons
Baker's Twine
Mod Podge
Acrylic Paint of your choice   

 • Gather your supplies
• I used red and white polka dot wrapping paper to cover my tree.  I laid the tree on top of the paper and traced and then cut out my triangle.
• I used white acrylic paint to paint the base and the sides of the tree
 
 • Once the pain has dried you will take your paper that has been cut to fit and get ready to glue it to the tree form.  I used a coat of Mod Podge right on the tree
• Place the cut paper onto your tree form and smooth it out.  Let the Mod Podge dry 
• I used Antique Mod Podge to cover the red and white paper so it had more of an antique look to it.  I did two coats of this making sure to let it dry in between coats.
• Once the Mod Podge was completely dry I used a nail file and sanded the entire surface.  I went over certain areas a little heavier to create more of a distressed finish.  I then coated the entire tree form with Mod Podge Gloss Finish.  This looks so pretty now that it's done.
  
 • I used a rub on decal from Mod Podge that says "Merry Christmas" and put that on the base of the tree along with two styles of washi tape then went over the entire area with Mod Podge Gloss Finish
• I then wanted a little something extra so I coated the sides of the tree with more Mod Podge and then attached Washi Tape to the entire circumference of the tree.  I then covered the tape with another layer of Mod Podge Gloss finish to guarantee it would stay on.
 
 • I then used E6000 Adhesive and attached lime green buttons on the finished tree. 
• On top of the buttons I then added little bows made from red and white Baker's Twine.  So simple but a really cute added detail
• I didn't want the back to look the same as the front so I used red and white polka dot Washi Tape and covered the entire surface then went over it with a coat of Mod Podge Gloss Finish.  Fun!
  
 I added my finished tree to a tray full of green split peas and then added some fun colorful ball ornaments to the mix and put it right in the middle of my table and tada-I have a fun and festive centerpiece.

 I love how the back of this tree looks with the washi tape!

 fun and festive!

easy peasy!



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I wrote this post as part of a paid campaign with Mod Podge and Blue Print Social.  
The opinions in the post are mine.


7 comments:

Creative Raisins said...

How sweet is that. It turned out so good.

Bethany Lee said...

Very cute! :)

Jourdan @ Two Million Miles said...

That is way cute! Love it!

I'm a new follower and I'm liking what I see!! (:

Amy Anderson said...

So cute! I like buttons! I LOVE buttons! :D

Carolina said...

I love this... and so clever to use split peas in the base of the tray! I'm going to have to remember that!

Heather - Dollarstorecrafts.com said...

Super cute. I love the triangular tree form you chose! Such a fun handmade decoration.

Jennifer @ Delightfully Noted said...

I'm just now getting around to catching up on some blogging and this is absolutely adorable! I love the twine bows and buttons you added. I'm hosting a Best of 2012 Showcase party if you'd like to stop by and share your favorite posts/projects of the year! http://delightfullynoted.blogspot.com/2012/12/showcase-partybest-of-2012-share-your.html Hope you had a great Christmas and a Happy New Year!

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