Thursday, December 6, 2012

[Make] Handmade Tree Vignette

Here's my 2012 Handmade Christmas Tree vignette. It's peaceful, it's neutral and little woodland creatures are hiding in there...My kind of decorations!  Many of the trees were used in last year's vignette, but I also added six more. Is there such thing as having too many trees? 


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I was thinking about adding some fake snow, but went with the burlap instead.  Still thinking about the snow though...


I'm a sucker for these little buri animal ornaments.  I just cut off the hanger.  I also bought a rabbit, but it was bigger than the deer, so it didn't make the cut.  I'm heading back to the store to pick up a bear and raccoon.

buri animal ornaments from Macys.  West Elm also carries something similar.



Tutorials available for everything shown (except the buri animals of course!)



My living room mantel coming up next!

20 comments:

  1. Wow, your tree collection is incredible! And I can't believe you made them all! They really are gorgeous. Plus, those little woodland creatures are too cute for words! Thanks for sharing the inspiration with us.

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    1. Thanks Maria! I ended up buying 4 more woodland creatures to hang on our tree. I'm smitten!

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  2. Beautiful trees! Love how they all look different, all the details are beautiful! Great job!

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  3. Love your works,congrats, Julia C. from BsAs Arg.

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  4. I love all your trees. I made many last year and kept none. This year I made many waterless snow globes and kept none. I loved both!!! Maybe next summer ill start on my white forest?! I love the creatures just a few roaming through your forest...looks so lovely. Then I saw your adult mantel and that's amazing!! I had a nutcracker I was going to spray when you first posted this--it looks so sophisticated all painted one color--but I got Mr Nutcracker home from Walgreens and well he looked so important in his regal hair and cape and boots--I just could not give him a makeover. But yours oh my looks so wonderful. Like in a magazine!! So proud you took your fellas to the spa as it was a nice makeover!!!
    Gwen

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    1. Thanks Gwen! Yes, the spa incident... I'm not sure if they've forgotten that... ;)

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  5. i am loving this and must see more so i will be following you! i love a handmade christmas, so these are right up my alley.

    hope you will find a moment to stop by and enter a giveaway i am hosting for followers (i hope you win!):
    http://hellolovelyinc.blogspot.com/2012/12/personalized-lovely-giveaway.html

    happy weekend to you!

    michele

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  6. Very cute vignette! I love those woodland critters--what a great use for them : ]

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    1. Thanks Jennifer. I didn't plan it, but I'm glad that they were just the right size for the trees!

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  7. wow so beautiful i love it, i hope will you come and share it this week

    hugs aimee

    http://www.twiggstudios.com/2012/12/sunday-show-off-linky-party_8.html

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    1. Thanks Aimee! And I linked up too. :)

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  8. I love your sweet woodland vignette! Just my style :-)

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  9. Hi! I'm your newest follower and was kinda maybe sorta hopin' that you'd hop on by my blog and follow me back!!

    xoxo-
    Sarah
    www.enjoyingtheepiphany.com

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  10. Hi Melanie!
    These trees are so lovely! They look so pretty clustered together, and I love that they are all different! The burlap and the shell are my faves! It would be awesome if you would link these up to my Blissful Whites Wednesday linky party!

    Hope your holidays are fabulous!
    Becky

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  11. I ADORE all the styles of your trees. They are so beautiful together. Bravo!

    <3 Christina at I Gotta Create!
    Wildly Original Link Party is open.

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  12. Your trees are gorgeous! I love the neutral (and shimmery!) color scheme. :)

    Newest follower. :) Come visit @toddlindsey.com

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