The first one is this washi tree.
I have used washi tape "Gold Mesh" that comes in the main kit and the washi tape "Holly Jolly" and the stamp set "Christmas time" that come in the add-on kit. I have made THIS tree pattern for you to download if you would like to play along. You will also need a 6x8 piece of a clear transparency and an ink pad.
Start by taking a 6'', a 4'' and a 2.5'' stripe of the "Gold Mesh" washi and stamping words of your choice on them. I chose to stamp "The magic December" on mine.
Fasten your transparency on top of the tree pattern using the washi tape which will be easy to remove or/and magnets if you have a magnetic mat. Take your roll of the "Holly Jolly" tape and start filling up the pattern.
Use the stamped washi stripes when it's time to add them to your tree and cut them to follow the pattern.
Continue until you have filled the whole tree. I chose to make my trunk much thinner than I initialy thought that it would be.
This is how the tree looked like when it was done.
You can use it like this or cut it into 2x2 squares if you want to use the same page protector design as I did for mine.
To make the star, I covered a piece of a cardstock with "Gold Mesh" washi and sent it through my Silhouette. You could just punch the star out of it, too.
I then carefully removed the washi from the cardstock and reassembled the star on my transparency.
The second tree I would like to show you is this one made of felt:
I have used the green felt and the tinzel twine that comes in the kit, as well as a cookie cutter, white gel pen and a two pink buttons from the Travel Girl collection. Simply trace your cookie cutter on the felt and cut it out. I like the white on the green, so I cut on the outside of the traced line leaving it visible.
Thread the tinsel twine through the button, adhered it high up on the tree and start wrapping it around.
I want to use my tree on a transparency, so I need it to look good on both sides. Therefore, I threaded the other end of the twine through a button too and adhered it on the bottom on the oposite side.
This is what the tree looks like on both sides.
I still haven't decided how and when I want to use it, but when I know that I am probably going to hand stitch it on a piece of a transparency.
That's all what I had to share with you today. I hope you feel inspired to make one of these cute little trees :-)
Thanks for stopping by!