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« on: October 23, 2009 08:02:40 AM »

I made this Halloween tree for my partner, Dragonfly4, for the "13 Days of Halloween" Swap!  I bought this cheap wooden tree in the kids Halloween craft section at JoAnn Fabrics.  It was one of those that had a cheesy face sortof "drawn" on it and kids could just color it with markers or paint it.  It came with a bag of wooden halloween ornaments that were equally as cheesy.  I think the whole thing was about $4.99 or something.

Anyhow, I already had black acrylic paint and spray adhesive and I bought black glitter dust.  I bought a  quick-dry glossy spray-paint/varnish to seal the whole thing when I was done. I used 2 coats of Gesso on the whole thing, then painted two coats of black acrylic paint, then spray adhesive, then lots of glitter....repeat on the other side.....then I coated the whole thing with a ton of clear glossy spray paint.

Now the ornaments were actually these little metal "things" I found in the scrapbooking embellishment section at Michael's.  I think they were either $4.99 or $6.99 or something for 16 of them.  Some of them had a single hole at the top and others had one at the top and one at the bottom.  I thought these would make perfect ornaments and I could add beads with my jewelry-making supplies.  I made the hooks (to hang the ornaments on the tree) out of jewelry wire and I added charms and beads to all the ornaments.  There are thirteen ornaments in all.  Enjoy!!



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« Reply #1 on: October 23, 2009 09:55:13 AM »

So cute!  It would make a wonderful little countdown to Halloween tree!  Wisted
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« Reply #2 on: August 18, 2010 06:25:58 PM »

Wow, amazing. Love love love it!
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« Reply #3 on: August 19, 2010 04:50:47 PM »

i really like it Smiley  i especially like that you added a 'spooky' number (13) of ornaments!
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« Reply #4 on: September 07, 2010 08:06:04 AM »

I JUST wrote down the supplies I need so I can check out Hobby Lobby ASAP! Smiley

Super awesome. It'd be cute to make one for different holidays as well (with different painted trees of course)
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« Reply #5 on: September 07, 2010 09:02:19 PM »

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I love it. I love the details on the ornaments. The skull is so cute. Nice work!
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« Reply #6 on: September 09, 2010 09:50:04 AM »


Super awesome. It'd be cute to make one for different holidays as well (with different painted trees of course)

I was just thinking the same thing! I know they always have wooden trees around for Christmas (more pine, less spooky) But this same type of tree would work for a Fall themed tree or a Thanksgiving one as well! Great job! I love the ornaments as well.
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