I found a set of wooden Christmas trees on sale after Christmas last year and stashed them away. I swear sometimes I have crafty ADD. I get started on something and then forget about it, or buy something and “lose” it in a pile of crafty things. Thankfully, the unpacking and semi-organization that happened just before Christmas this year, reminded me they were there.
I wasn’t sure whether I wanted to paint or decoupage them. I had a debate with myself for several days over which would better compliment the “stick” tree stems. As you can see, Mod Podge won out. It must have been calling my name. The red and white papers reminded me of a more Scandinavian Christmas, which seemed appropriate this year.
Once the papers were Mod Podged and dry, I gave them a little swipe with some white craft paint which was immediately wiped off with a cloth.
Once dry, I went back over the edges and the circle shaped bases with an antiquing medium. It ended up being a bit darker than I had wanted so I wiped most of it off with the cloth. Last, but not least, they got a vigorous sanding.
I’m still not sure about the little guy. I ran out of the red and white tissue paper and had to switch over to scrap booking paper.
He’s actually reversible. But I’m not sure I’m feeling the green.
Especially since I found this cute, little couple to keep the trees company. Don’t you just love them? I found them at the grocery store of all places. Luckily, decoupage is an easy craft to revamp if need be.
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