Monday, December 22, 2014

Blossom & Burlap Christmas Tree by ~ Tracey Sabella

It's Tracey here to share a Christmas decor project I've been working on. I've featured one of Donna's fabulous Spellbinders Bitty Blossoms dies creating just over 100 blossoms for my tree. These beautiful flowers come together so fast. I'll share a little secret with you. Our church is a 30 minute drive away, making it an hour round trip. Gary prefers to drive most times, so I put that hour to good use making flowers for my stash. I pre-cut Bitty Blossoms and take them along with my flower making tool kit. I can easily create a dozen or more on each trip. For today's project I've used those blossoms along with burlap, lace, and gold metallic fabric mesh to create a tree to decorate our Christmas dinner table.

Tips and Techniques
I bought a paper mache cone at my local craft store, imagining a Christmas tree covered with Bitty Blossoms. This is what I came up with. I started by adhering swirling rows of Bitty Blossoms. A tutorial for my Bitty Blossoms can be found HERE.

Then I filled in-between with tufts of layered burlap, lace, and gold metallic mesh and mini pinecones picked from our daughter's yard. 

My sweet friend, Lisa, came across this simple gold star as I was creating and offered it to me. It couldn't be more perfect to adorn the top of my tree. 

All in all, it's the Bitty Blossoms that really shine on my tree giving it such a festive holiday feel.

Thanks so much for taking time out of your busy holiday preparations to stop by.
I'd like to wish each of you a very merry Christmas. 
~ Blessings ~

Donna Salazar Products
GCD Studios ~ Antiquities Collection
Spellbinders ~ Bitty Blossom Dies

Other Products
Lace Panel
Gold Metallic Mesh
Gold Metal Star
Craft Essentials ~ Birch Round
Pine Cones ~ Yard
Darice ~ Paper Mache Craft Cone – 13.75 x 5 in
Helmar ~ 450 Quick Dry Adhesive


  1. Tracy-I LOVE your tree! Very Crafty!! Hope you and your family have a Merry Christmas!!

  2. Wow, this is spectacular, so elegant! Merry Christmas to you and your family.

  3. this is amazing! so beautiful as always Tracy

  4. Tracey this is amazing! My new favorite piece of yours!

  5. Gorgeous project. You are so smart to utilize your time in the car so wisely. Love how this tree turned out. Absolutely Beautiful!