Saturday, November 6, 2010
My Martha Stewart Iron Gate Christmas Tree
I keep seeing the paper Christmas Trees, first on Lolly Chessies blog and then in the Scrapbooks Etc. I so wanted to make one. This week, I found a paper mache tree at my local Michaels and snapped it up. Got home and began to ponder on my version. I realized that I could use my Martha Stewart Iron Gate Punch around the page set to make my tree.
To get this look, I cut lots of 1 1/2" squares and used the Iron Gate corner punch. Then the straight edge punch to finish the edges. I glued these about 1/3 of the way up the tree and then used smaller squares. The next 2/3's of the tree were done with 1 1/4" squares. When I was all done gluing, I used my Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist.
I love how this tree captures the beauty and delicacy of a fresh fallen snow! I have an ivory ceramic Christmas tree with white lights that I snagged at a garage sale for $9.00 that I am going to group it with. I think I just need one more tree for the grouping. Off to hunt for a smaller paper machee tree!