Welcome to the Halloween in 3D blog hop! Be sure to check out all the projects at the end of this post and don’t miss the giveaway!
I can’t wait to show you how I created my blingy skeleton tree! Can you believe this was a bright pink Easter tree from the Dollar Store? It was! You’ll see it in the photo below. I used another one to create a butterfly tree way back here.
This is how I started. I was going to make a fence for this but as it evolved, I decided to go in a different direction. Always be open to breaking away from your original idea. It’s your idea and you can change it if you want to, right? Sure! That’s how some of the greatest projects are born!
First, I painted the pink terra cotta pot black. Using black paint, I gave this Podgeable paper (Paper made by Mod Podge) a darkening wash. This worked out awesome for my needs because the paper was too bright for my project. Next, I let the paper dry.
I coated both sides of the paper with Mod Podge and applied it to the terra cotta pot. I added Mod Podge to the rim of the pot and dipped it into black glitter. I also added black glitter to the base of the tree form.
I cut this rhinestone bling into strips. I picked up this sheet of bling at a scrapbooking show. I was happy to figure out a good use for it!
I attached the bling to random branches of the tree using Glue Dots from this new Glue Dots Desktop Dispenser. I just received this dispenser and used it for the first time in this project. I LOVE IT! My favorite thing about it is that it stands up so I don’t lose the roll of dots somewhere amid my other supplies. Because it was easy to use and keep up with, I used it for every bit of bling in this project. I also like that it comes with 300 Mini Glue Dots but that you can add other sizes of Glue Dot rolls if you want to. That’s cool!
These two creepy pals are from the All Hallows Eve Element stickers by Carta Bella. So…my stickers aren’t sticky anymore. I made them non sticky by coating them with powder! You can use baby powder but I bought this Powder Tool by EK Success. I never could remember to pick up baby powder…though I will smell a bottle of Dreft if I’m left in the baby aisle too long. Awww, I still love the way that smells!
I really, really like the way this turned out. I like that I had all these things on hand and they were going unused. For example, I bought the tree almost 2 years ago and it was just sitting in my craft room looking pitiful. Now it’s on my mantel looking bling-a-licious creepy.
No go see what all these talented ladies have created!
Time for a Giveaway!
To be eligible for a chance to win a starter pack full of 5 cool kinds of Mod Podge, leave a comment letting me know what you can’t be without in your craft room. (Lately for me it’s sheets of cork, May Arts ribbon and the Ranger Craft Sheet.)
AND THE WINNER IS:
Alycia Clark says:
SEPTEMBER 21, 2013 AT 11:23 AM
I love this creepy, gorgeous tree! Fantastically Halloween. I couldn’t live without my craft knife, t ruler, or ATG. These items I use every project no matter what I’m working on.
I’ll list the winner here on September 28, 2013. Good luck!
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