Easy DIY “Christmas Tree” Ribbon Art {Blue Christmas Blog Hop}

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I’m back today with the final installment of our Blue Christmas Blog Hop- this week’s topic is Blue Christmas trees but I did a little bit of a different take on it by creating some Easy DIY Christmas Tree Ribbon Art for our Dining room Gallery Wall…

 The Happy Housie - Easy DIY Christmas Tree Ribbon Art

A couple of weeks ago, my good friend (who now resides in Switzerland) texted me a picture of a Christmas canvas that she had just purchased… and I loved it so much I thought I would try to create my own version.  Here is my inspiration…

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To make this you need:

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- poster board (or a canvas like in the original inspiration version)
- craft paint and brush
- ribbon, ric rac, burlap of your choice
- embellishment for the top of the tree (star etc… I chose this little wooden wreath from Michaels)
- paint pen (I used black but it would probably look fab in white as well)
- glue gun
- measuring tape

 

Start by painting the poster board in a color of your choice- I chose two colours of blue and dropped them all over the poster board in a random pattern:

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Then I used my brush to spread the paint, mixing and overlapping the colors to create a varied effect…

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Once finished I scratched the paint off in a few spots to leave some of the white background showing through…

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I decided what order I wanted to place my ribbon in and cut it to size… the thick burlap ribbon forms the base of the tree, and the ribbon length shortens each step up to form a tree shape….

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Once I had the design how I liked it, I glued the ribbon down in a few spots using my hot glue gun…

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And added my wording using my paint pen.  IMG_0830

(If you don’t feel comfortable free handing the lettering like I did, you could print out some lettering and use this pencil transfer paper method to trace the lettering onto your project.

 Done!

And while it is not actually a blue Christmas tree… it is a Christmas tree on a blue background… that counts, right?  Plus- I love the way the mix of colors blends so well with the rest of the dining room gallery wall.

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Christmas Party Tour of Homes Dining Room Gallery wall at thehappyhousie

Beside the pew you can see our other Blue Christmas tree… this little guy has been decorated with my DIY Feather Ornaments.

The Happy Housie - Simple Stunning DIY Feather Ornaments blue feathers

The Happy Housie Simple Stunning DIY Feather Ornaments

 

This is the last day of our Blue Christmas blog hop… I can’t wait to see what type of blue Christmas tree everyone else has come up with!

Head over to check out what they have to share today!

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Amy at The Blissful Bee

Sarah at Life on Virginia Street

Amber at Averie Lane

Rachel at Maison de Pax

Amy at Commona My House

Briana at Sweet Dreams Are Made of These

Do you ever use blue when decorating your Christmas tree?  What about make your own ‘art’ for the season?

Thanks for reading. And remember my housie friends, HOME isn’t built in a day. Enjoy the journey!

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  1. says

    BEAUTIFUL. I’ve pinned because I know there is no way on earth I have time to make something like this for this year, but maybe next…… Thank you

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