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Saturday, 9 December 2017

Shabby Chic Tree

Well what a pain this was lol.  I decided to use up some of my scraps of lace and this is what I came up with.  I made a cone out of card and secured it.  I used crochet cotton lace tocover the entire cone as a strengthener.  I then used all scraps of lace and ribbon and a few feathers randomly placed.  

I didn't have doweling to secure the tree to the base so I used a pair of chopsticks bound together (as they were not long enough lol) .  At the top I glued them into a small plastic egg to stop it showing through the top.  I glued pearl string round the top to secure the large crystal bead.

For the base I used a tuna can (which was fabulous on my baked potato lol) with a small cotton reel on top and covered with lace, ribbon and doilies.

This really felt  like ''Blue Peter'' moment lol

Now for the pics ... I tried lights on it But preferred without

This has been entered into the following challenges


  1. Hi Elaine, what a fabulous shabby chic tree! It’s right up my street as I’m a shabby chic girl lol ingenious idea to use up all the scraps of lace which we all hoard lol oh and your chopsticks and tuna can .... well what more can I say lol I hope you’d washed them out before you up cycle them.... wouldn’t want the smell of tuna.... hmmmm thank you for sharing your beautiful creation with us at Let’s Craft and Create. Hope to see you again soon. Good luck! Ivy x

  2. More pretty things to look at! Amazing creation and a fabulous way to use those little scraps of lace up. Thank you again sharing you stunning creations with is over at That's Crafty! Best Wishes Tracey DT

  3. Very pretty. Thanks for sharing at Let's Craft and Create.
    Janis, Design Team Member

  4. Fabulous TFS Let's Craft and Create...............Lis

  5. Wow this is fabulous, so creative - it was the tuna tins destiny lol. Thank you so much for joining in with our challenge at Country View Crafts, and have a very happy Christmas. Sue xx

  6. what a fabulous little tree, I really love the idea! ...and it feeded not onlyf your eyes *lol*.
    Thank you for joining in with our challenge this month at Country View Challenges and have a Merry Christmas!
    xx Evelyn

  7. Cute! Thanks for sharing at Let's Craft and Create.
    Janis, Design Team Member


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