Ruffled Holiday Tree Wall Art featuring Jenn from Clean & Scentsible {Handmade Holiday Project No.18}

Welcome back to the continuation of the Handmade Holiday Series featuring STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam. This week we are sharing a total of twenty five inspiring projects to create for the upcoming holiday season.


It’s my pleasure to welcome our next guest,
Jenn from Clean & Scentsible


Jenn’s Ruffled Tree Art Work is a great way to inexpensively change out some wall art in your home for the upcoming holidays. Please welcome Jenn as she shares just how easy it is to customize your own piece of work.

Hey everyone! My name is Jenn and I am beyond thrilled to be participating in Stephanie Lynn’s fabulous Styrofoam series! I blog over at Clean and Scentsible and love crafting, organizing, and having fun creating with my two boys. Decorating for the holidays is always on my favorites list, so I was so excited to get started on this project!

There were so many options that I had a really hard time trying to pick exactly what project to do and probably changed my mind about 10 times {including after I had already started my project!} But, in the end, I finally came up with this Tree Art.

Since I obviously change my mind quite often, I like that this project can easily be changed up when I am ready for a change and all of the materials can be reused for future projects.

MATERIALS

  • STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam 24″ x 36″ x 1″ sheet
  • burlap {at least 28″ x 40″}
  • white felt
  • floral pins
  • straight pins
  • garland
  • wire clippers
  • white paint
  • foam paint brush

To begin, cover your STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam with the burlap. Secure on the back with the floral pins. Using a single layer of burlap allows for a little shimmer of the STYROFOAM™ to peak through. If you want a more opaque look, double up your burlap layer.

Use a stencil to trace out 3 inch circles onto your felt. I used a ribbon wheel for my stencil and cut out four circles at a time. You will need lots and lots of circles!!! I lost count but I must have used around 200.

Start with the larger center tree. Measure approximately 4-5 inches down from the center of the top of the sheet and begin to pin your circles. For the circles, fold each circle in half. Fold in half again, place the straight pin through all 4 layers and attach to the foam board. Continue to fold and pin your circles to create a tree form. Fluff the edges up a bit on the bottom layer to cover any pins that are showing.

For the stump, I cut out a rectangular piece of felt and just pinned the bottom three rows of circles over it to secure it. Since I didn’t glue it down, I can always re-use the burlap for a future project, if I decide to change things up in the future.

Repeat the same process for the smaller trees on either side of the large tree.

Once I was done I thought things looked a little plain, so I decided to add some garland around the edges. Using wire cutters, cut small pieces of greenery and layer along the sides of the foam sheet. Attach with the floral pins.

Since the trees were white, I added some white paint to the greenery as well using white acrylic paint and a foam brush.

I had a couple of hooks already on the wall from some previous art work that was hanging there. I added some duct tape to the back of the STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam sheet to reinforce the foam where the hooks were going to hit and stuck it on. It may not be the best hanging job but it is working for now!

Thank-you so much to Stephanie Lynn and STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam for inviting me to be a part of this fun series!

Happy Crafting!

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Thanks so much Jenn for sharing your Holiday Wall Art. The ruffled trees are so sweet and I like the fact that this could be displayed all winter long.
There is two more projects left today to inspire your Handmade Holidays. I’ll be back shortly with the next! For a review of all the previous projects in this series simply click the event button above ~ Enjoy.


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Comments

  1. Very cute! When I first saw this post I had no idea that the lovely ruffles were foing to be so easily made. Thanks so much.

  2. Very nice..Love the turtorial..

  3. Yayyyyy it is so fun to see Jen over here I am already a Jenn fan—-wonderful wonderful project my friend!!
    Jaime from crafty scrappy happy

  4. This is excellent timing because I just saw this pillow in the Crate & Barrel catalog and wondered if I could make it myself. I will wonder no further!

    http://www.crateandbarrel.com/decorating-and-accessories/decorative-pillows/merrie-12%22-pillow/s647139

  5. Love this project! I will have to give it a try. Great job Jenn (as always!!)

  6. Love these trees on burlap background! Will try it with kids photographs!

        

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