Mini Alphabet Tree ~ Using What I Already Had

Inspired by all the use of stencils and letter ornaments this year I decided to make a little alphabet tree for my kitchen.

With the use of a small table top tree (which I have collected several from past years) and some stamping supplies in my stash I knew it would not cost me anything to put this little guy together.

I started by taking several metal rimmed paper id tags and simply stamping different letters in black ink. I adore these little tags as they have so many uses and always have some on hand. I previously tea stained these particular tags ~ I love the vintage look it gives them!

I pressed extra hard on each stamp to get a boxed look to the letters.

I repurposed an old tin bucket and used it as the base for the tree. A quick coat of black flat and it was as good as new. Cream burlap was tucked into the top of the bucket to hide any gaps.

I wrapped some rusty metal star garland around the tree and looped on the tags…yep, that easy!
For the topper I used a black crow from my stash and randomly stamped several letters on a larger tea-stained tag.
I really like shopping ‘the stash I already have’ to create new projects!
I love little spurts of prim, vintage, and whimsy around! It makes me feel all cozy!
Now Mr. Vintage Paper Mache Man finally has something to look at! Enjoy! XOXO
                  

Comments

  1. Neat idea…looks great…thanks soooo much for sharing it wih all of us!

    Blessings,
    Linda

  2. Hi Stephanie…

    My friend, I just adore your little prim tree! Love the idea of stamping the tags…they look so pretty on your tree! Ohhh…and I love the rusty star garland too! What a darling tree…thank you for sharing these great ideas with us!!!

    Warmest wishes and Christmas blessings to you and your family, my friend!

    Chari @Happy To Design

  3. What a fun and creative idea to stamp those little tags!! I love your little tree!

  4. OK. I’m a lover of all things related to words, letters, books, printing, etc. So this is right up my alley. What a neat idea!!!

  5. What a fun little tree. I enjoyed seeing this.

    XO,

    Sheila :-)

  6. What a wonderful idea! There is nothing better than making something great out of things you already have around your house.

    Danielle

  7. What a creative idea. I love that you had everything on hand – those are always the best projects.

    Chelsea

  8. This is So cute! I love the vintag-y look (is that a word?)

  9. I love this idea! You did a great job and thanks for the inspiration!

        

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