Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Dried Flower Christmas Tree Canvas

This Christmas canvas adds beauty to your holiday decor and is easy and inexpensive to make!

Here's what you'll need to make your own...

Stretched Canvas
Acrylic Paint
Burlap
Scissors
Tacky Glue 
Dried Flowers...For this, I used dried lavender and another type of flower bud.
Jute or ribbon

I first painted the canvas. You could paint it solid but I used a damp rag and used a wash technique.
I first painted it a light blue and then added a little brown on top of the blue.

I didn't paint the center because it will be covered up.
Make sure you paint the sides, though, because they will show.

I cut a piece of burlap, frayed the edges, and glued it to the canvas with tacky glue.

I glued 3 of the flower buds onto the burlap to form the tip of the tree.


Then I started gluing down the dried lavender to form a shape of a Christmas tree.
  Once, the tree was formed, I glued in more of the flower buds.
  
I used a twig from the flower buds to make the trunk of the tree, and made a bow out of jute and glued it to the trunk.

This would make a great gift that your friends and family would cherish for many years to come.



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24 comments:

  1. Thank you for a good tutorial of a beautiful lavender tree!

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  2. I absolutely adore this. so creative and beautiful.

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  3. This is gorgeous. Good job! Visiting from the Penny Pinching Party. Cheers

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  4. Its stunning! I'm so glad that you thought of it and also that you shared it!

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  5. that is really pretty...i would not have thought of that, very creative of you!

    stopping by from flaunt it friday, come and visit me back at:
    http://homefor4sweethome.blogspot.com/

    huggies***
    rea

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  6. so simple and feels very european!

    hope you will have a chance to stop by, and today i am hosting a giveaway. hope you win! http://hellolovelyinc.blogspot.com/2012/12/personalized-lovely-giveaway.html

    peace to you.

    michele

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  7. This is so pretty. Love the frayed burlap behind. The lavender makes for a beautiful tree. Thanks for sharing with Share Your Cup.
    Hugs,
    Jann

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  8. what a cool idea, thanks for sharing

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  9. wow, that is so rustic and pretty and original!!

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  10. So pretty and rustic looking! Thank you for sharing this at Rustic Restorations Weekend!

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  11. LOVE this! Especially with the burlap on the canvas

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  12. I am featuring you tomorrow! Thanks for linking up!
    Kim

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  13. As always...this is FABULOUS!!!! Absolutely GORGEOUS and thanks for sharing over at Junkin Joe -- The party is starting early this week -- hope to see you there! : ) hugs...

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  14. i love that shabby look with the dried flowers! thank you so much for linking up to our party!

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  15. This is so lovely, I had to give it a feature. Have a great Christmas!

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  16. That is beautiful and such a great idea! I love all the creative ways you use canvas!!

    Marti

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