Monday, August 19, 2013

A Joyous Tree

I love Christmas paper and when I saw the new collection Joyous from Authentique,  I knew that something special was in store for those pretty papers.  It's not too early for Christmas right?  Hey...Guiseppa here and I am going to show you how simple and easy it is to put together rolled flowers for this Christmas tree.


As you can see on this tree, I have about three different types of rolled flowers.  I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut all these flowers out, but you don't have to have a Silhouette to make rolled flowers.  Let me show you.

This is a piece of patterned paper from the Joyous 6x6 Paper Pad.  This paper pad is perfect for making these flowers, but you can also use the 12x12 patterned paper too.


Cut a circle out of your paper.  This circle ended up being about 4x4 inches.  I free handed my circle and it doesn't need to be perfect, in fact, it is better if it isn't.  It gives the flowers a unique look if your circle isn't a perfect circle.  You can also make whatever size circles for your flowers.


Next, cut your circle out in a spiral, like this picture.  To make your flower look a little more unique, try cutting out the spiral using some scissors that have shaped edges on them.


Now to make your flower come to life.  I used a petal roller to make rolling my flowers easier, but you can use tweezers, a quiling pen or even just your fingers.  I have done it all these ways.  Start from the outside and work you way to the center.


This is what it should look like when you are finished.  Make sure you glue the flower together by adding glue to the very center of the flower, hold it down and make sure all the rolls adhere so your flower stays together.


So, now you have some ideas on how to make your flowers for your tree.  Next up...a cone for your tree.  I found my cone at Hobby Lobby, but I am sure just about any crafting store will have them.  My cone ended up being 12 inches, but you can pick whatever size your would like.


Next, I wrapped patterned paper around my cone and glued it so that you wouldn't be able to see the styrofoam.  There was no rhyme or reason to how I did this.  I had to piece some of it together to make sure the whole cone was covered.

Now to cover your cone.  So that I didn't make more flowers than I needed,  I made about 10 at time and then glued them to the paper covered cone using a glue gun.  Start adhering your flowers at the base of the cone, working your way around the cone, alternating flower styles and colors.  



Once you are finished adhering your flowers, add whatever embellishment you want to the top.  For mine, I stuck a small wooden dowel into the top of the cone.  I glued the dowel to these cute Joyous Statements  and tied a ribbon onto the dowel.




This was definitely one of my favorite projects that I have ever done.  I loved seeing it come together and Authentique's Joyous Collection was perfect for this Christmas Tree.  Thanks for stopping by and have fun crafting with Authentique.


Authentique Supplies: 
Joyous Collection: Foundations Paper #JOY007, Decorate #JOY001, Magical #JOY002, Classic #JOY003, 6x6 Bundle #JOY010, Advent Block #JOY013 and Statements #JOY015 

39 comments:

  1. I totally ADORE your tree, Seppa! Beautiful!

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  2. Love the tree! Amazing job on this project. Thanks for sharing.

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  3. The tree is fantastic. What a great home decor item.

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  4. Gorgeous tree, found my Christmas decoration for this year.. Thanks for sharing

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  5. Gorgeous tree, found my Christmas decoration for this year.. Thanks for sharing

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  6. Thank you for sharing your beautiful tree. Could you add some pictures of how you created/cut-out some of the other flowers. I am new at it and don't really know what I am doing.

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  7. Love love your tree! Thanks for the tut on the flowers. And thanks for sharing it so early so I can make one, too :-)

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  8. This is a stunning tree! I may just need to make one for this holiday season for myself :)

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  9. thank you for sharing...totally gorgeous

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  10. LOVE this thanks for the inspiration :)

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  11. This is beautiful! Such a creative and versatile design. And of course the paper is so pretty! Thanks for sharing it!

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  12. Beautifully created floral tree. This would be nice for any time of year depending on the papers used to make the flowers. Fabulous. Creative Hearts are Happy Hearts...

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  13. Oh my word...this is amazing and beautiful and just gorgeous. Love it!

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  14. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE - did I say how much I love this? :-) Thanks for sharing and the inspiration!

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  15. This is a major WOW! I would love to make one for my end table-it's fantastic.

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  16. I LOVE this tree. I am going to make one for my mother who lives in a nursing home. I'm also going to make one for my senior friend...I know she will love it. Thanks for sharing!

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  17. This is a lovely home decor project! Thanks for sharing!

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  18. This is a beautiful tree! Thanks for sharing!

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  19. Amei!!! Ficou uma árvore belíssima!!

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  20. This is indeed gorgeous. The Joyous papers are deceivingly attractive. I made tags from this collection and they were so cute. I have enough left over to try this tree for XMAS 2014. How did you get the scalloped effect?. Scissors, free hand cutting?

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  21. Just found this...love love love it...want to try it...but it looks as though there are different styles of flowers on the tree...do you have different instructions for the others? thank you so much

    CIndy

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  22. Awesome looking! What a great idea and thanks for the tutorial...
    I will make one of these very soon! Thanks for sharing!!

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  23. What a beautiful tree...I just love the colours you have used.
    Thank you for sharing your project.

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  24. can you please show us how u did the other flowers...this is just stunning

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  25. Adorable, realmente hermoso, me encanta .....

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  26. Thank you for a beautiful Christmas Tree. I think your directions were great,but I am a llittle bit confused on how the flowers stay together by just gluing the center? And how did you come up with the obviously different shaped flowers? Again it's beautiful. I hope you can answer my questions early so I too can make this tree.

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  27. Lovely Christmas tree , looks amazing , thanks for sharing

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  28. Please show directions on how to create the other flowers. I'd really like to try this, but I haven't got a clue on how to do the others.
    Thank you so much! :)

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  29. Love it thank you I can't wait to try it...

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  30. I just googled how to cut paper flowers. Youtube is great too and so is Pinterest on how to cut different shapes. I loved making them but just beginning on test card then will go buy some lovely cardstock to do them with.

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  31. I plan to make some of these as gifts. I am going to use old Christmas cards and scrap booking paper. Thanks for the idea and the instructions.

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  32. Just stunning work, I love it.....TFS Pat

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