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Thursday, 13 December 2012

Advent Day 13: Ribbon Tree

 
 
Over at Crafty Ribbons Inspiration Ali is running an Advent event. Here is my contribution for today...


These little trees are all over blogland, I found them here but they are on loads of blogs because they are so awesome!!  :)


 
 
I've used stitched heart ribbon, 3mm in cranberry and forest, a cheap bag of wooden beads from  bargain bin and some KO thread.


 
 
The wooden beads were purple and orange - that totally didn't work! - so I gave them a couple of coats of acrylic paint to match them to the base colour of the ribbon.
 

 
 
I love that there was a 'pot' shaped bead and a 'trunk' shaped bead!  Thank you bargain bin find  :)
 

 
 
I doubled my ribbon up to a, give me a loop at the top and b, give a pattern on both the insides and outsides of the tree loops.
 

 
 
I kind of fell in love with the tree idea and also made this card...
 
 
 
 
...using a 3mm off cut and seed beads.  Exactly the same just in miniature!
 

 
 
Thanks for stopping by, and thanks for leaving comments - I love reading them!
 
 
 
 

2 comments:

  1. The tree is so inventive and I love the card.

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  2. What a fabulous idea, thank you for the link. I love your idea of doubling up the ribbon though.
    And your seed bead one is fAB, I bet that took ages and so much patience! Ooh-la-la, haha :0) Mo x

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