Shabby Chic Ruffled Tree Topiary featuring Jaime Lyn at Crafty Scrappy Happy {Handmade Holidays Project No. 24}

Shabby Chic Ruffled Tree Topiary featuring Jaime Lyn at Crafty Scrappy Happy {Handmade Holidays Project No. 24}

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.

I’m thrilled to introduce our next to last guest in the series,
Jaime Lyn from Crafty Scrappy Happy

Topiaries seem to be the hot topic of the series as we have seen them sweet and candy coated to rustic, embellished with natures best. Jaime Lyn is sharing one more to add to that list using tattered looped fabric, with her Shabby Chic Ruffled Tree Topiary. Please welcome Jaime Lyn.

Hello friends and followers of Stephanie Lynn’s wonderful blog Under the Table and Dreaming!
Simply said, I am Thrilled to be here today!
I am the voice and crafter behind the blog Crafty Scrappy Happy.
And I LOVE all things DIY, decor, crafty and up-cycled.
And I am thrilled to be motivated to get going on my holiday decor thanks to this Styrofoam series!
I LOVE the shabby chic look right now-
Sooo I was inspired to make this shabby chic ruffled Christmas tree.

Sweet and simple—let me show you how to make your own!

Here is what you will need:

– STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam Cone in size of your choice
-hot glue gun
-candle holder and “tree topper”
-beads and pins {for the ornaments}

1. cut fabric into strips

2. fold and iron fabric in half
3. cut folded strips
{And don’t worry NONE of these steps have to be perfect—
let me tell you what I always say—my crafts are NEVER perfect…
but I like them even more because they aren’t!}

4. Next find a candle stand and a tree “topper” {I found mine at Michaels}

5. Start wrapping and gluing the fabric so that each layer overlaps to the STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam with hot glue.
6. add ornaments {I used beads from my DIY jewelry stash}

use a pin to attach them but pushing them right into the tree.

ruffled and fun right?
I like the messy fabric look.

especially amongst the mercury glass decor!

Andddd because I am ALWAYS changing my decor around—I HAD to try another spot for my tree….

Thank you SO much for letting me hang out over here this evening—-it is SUCH an honor.
And a HUGE thank you to Stephanie Lynn for inviting me to be part of this AMAZING series—
I am SO inspired!!!!

♦ For more inspiring projects and crafts, visit Crafty Scrappy Happy
♦ You can also connect with Jaime Lyn on FacebookUndertheTableandDreaming
Thanks so much Jaime Lyn for sharing your Ruffled Tree. I love the combination of the tattered shabby fabric and delicate jeweled bead and pins. Plus the fuchsia and lime green color palette is a fabulous take on the traditional colors of the holidays!
We have one more creative project left in the series to inspire your Handmade Holidays. For a review of all the previous projects in this series simply click the event button above ~ Enjoy.

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  1. I love this!! Such a cute tree and I think I just might have some fabric that will work. Thanks for posting!
    Charlotte J

  2. I am totally smitten over the look of this kind of tree! So, so, so pretty and so doable! This is just GORGEOUS and the colors you chose are literally PERFECT. Truly…stunning.

  3. Very cute tree..

  4. I love this, so glad you shared!
    Very festive n’ fun~

  5. Beautiful! I love the jewel topper. Jaime never disappoints! This has just been such a fabulous series filled with so much inspiration. So sad to hear that there is only one more project!
    Jenn 🙂

  6. Bravo pour ce bel arbre de NOEL! J adore, merci pour le tuto!

    bonne journée

  7. Love it! It looks so different from other craft trees out there.

  8. WOW!!! I love this!! I am going to try to make 3 different sized trees for my mantel – we have 14 foot ceilings and I’ve struggled for the 2 years we’ve been in this house to find something that looks good on that mantel for Christmas! Thanks to you – I think I may have found it!!!



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