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« on: December 03, 2012 11:47:12 PM »

I've been planning a Doctor Who themed Christmas tree, since last Christmas when I found a BLUE tree on clearance at Wal-Mart. The minute I saw it I knew what  wanted to do with it.

Of course, I procrastinated all year long and ended up furiously making ornaments since Thanksgiving week. I wanted the tree to have a vintage feel to it, so the ornaments I made were not so contemporary looking and I tried to pay tribute to Nine, Ten, and Eleven, but without actually picturing any of the characters.

 I am in love with how it turned out. My only regret is that the tree is only 3 feet tall Sad


There were quite few steps to this ornament.
I drew and cut out the foam stamp of the Dalek, then stamped the image on fabric. I embroidered next and added the finishing touches, like the ribbon.

These mini frames are actually made with hot glue on cardstock and then I antiqued them using acrylic paint.

I made some vintage inspired ornaments with book pages, ribbon, and some stickers I got from GetGlue.com

What would a Doctor Who themed tree be without a Tardis? This is the tree topper and just needs the light added on top.
I cut the entire thing from an old board book, assembled it, and painted it with acrylics.

Thanks so much for looking!
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« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2012 04:09:27 AM »

Nice work!  This is brilliant

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« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2012 04:47:33 AM »

This is the coolest Christmas tree ever! I love all of it, but what an awesome idea for the frames - genius!
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« Reply #3 on: December 04, 2012 07:19:55 AM »

I wish I could steal your tree!! (and the ornaments! Cheesy)....what a creative bunch on ornaments you made...I love them all!

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« Reply #4 on: December 04, 2012 10:47:46 AM »

Love it all but the Tardis is my favorite!!   Grin

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« Reply #5 on: December 04, 2012 01:01:32 PM »

Your Whovian tree is just fantastic. I love the Dalek ornaments, and I think your hot glue frames are brilliant. Seriously. I've been looking for a way to make an easy craft frame and I think this just might be the answer. Awesome job!

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« Reply #6 on: February 14, 2013 07:35:08 PM »

Thanks so much for all the positive feedback, everyone  Grin

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« Reply #7 on: October 18, 2013 05:09:48 PM »

This is beyond awesome! Cool

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