Friday, December 7, 2012

Swanky Ribbon Trees

***My CAS-ual Fridays post is just below, please scroll down or click here to see!***


The May Arts Ribbonistas have an inspiration parade up over on the May Arts Blog featuring all things Christmas Trees! I decided to go for the unconventional and be glamorous this holiday season by decorating in lime green, fuschia and black. It makes a stunning impact when paired with silver. I've created some swanky holiday Christmas Tree decor as a centerpiece for my table or mantlepiece using May Arts Silk Ribbon in Lime Green, Fuschia and Black...and for that little extra bling, May Arts Wired Beads in silver.


1. The process was really simple, and it only took a few supplies to make three trees. Trim a piece of card stock in a square and cut to form a cone shape. The size of your square depends on how tall your tree is. I just free handed my cut, but you could use a compass or circle cutter too.
2. I covered the cone with adhesive, running both length and width, then formed the cone shape by securing the two edges together with strong double sided adhesive.
3. I started running a length of ribbon from the bottom to the top of the cone in a real messy like fashion, but being careful to cover the card stock completely with ribbon. I didn't pre-cut the ribbon, just kept it on the spool until I covered the cone completely.
4. To finish the process of the wrapping, I secured the ribbon to the cone with a strong adhesive tab and tucked in the edges. The silk ribbon is such a nice fiber to work with because it is very wide, at 1.25 inches, forgiving, pliable and has a nice sheen to it.
I made three trees of varying sizes to form a nice visual centerpiece. The colors I chose were Lime Green (SK08), Fuschia (SK22) and Black (SK10). For added interest-and glam!- I wrapped each tree with a length of May Arts Wired Beads in Silver.



You won't want to miss stopping by the May Arts Blog to see all the inspiration and links, I even heard that there is a prize up for grabs (3 spools of ribbon!) for leaving a comment!

34 comments:

  1. Swanky and totally cool! So bright and cheerful! Love the silver beads on the string! The perfect decorative touch!

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  2. sweet...love your choice of colors...they are lovely!

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  3. "Treemendous!" Love the elegance of these trees.

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  4. Oh I am loving your "Swanky" ribbon trees and the colors are amazing.

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  5. These are gorgeous and such great colors!

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  6. fabulous. LOVE that beaded wire!

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  7. So Glamorous!!!I love these!!

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  8. So pretty and elegant! Love that silver bead trim!

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  9. Love the colors ! Especially the green one.

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  10. outstanding! a bit of modern art!

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  11. I officially want to go home and make these. Absolutely stunning!

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  12. Oh these are fun! Super project Karen ;)

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  13. OMGSH what a beautiful centerpiece - or decorative element for the holiday! These are so elegant!!!

    Hugs!

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  14. you are amazing, girl! fabulous project and really like the colors you used, too.

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  15. Great trees, very modern and like the ribbon color choices.

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  16. My kids would love to make some of those. They would also make nice gifts.

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  17. love the swanky bright trees :)

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  18. OMG! I totally am in love with these!!! Karen, this is AMAZING! Thanks for the inspiration :)

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  19. wow wow wow Karen... lovely colors... great choice... !!! You are awesome... hugs..xoxo

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  20. Oh these are just perfect! Love your combo of colors!!!!!!! So festive!!!

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  21. Love these... and what fun bright colors. Are you sure you don't want to start a home design company on Etsy?

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  22. Wow, these are gorgeous and ingenious!! I just bought some of those wired beads and I hope they arrive soon!

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  23. Glamourous! Love the vivid colors. Thanks for the tutorial, too!

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  24. Wow, Karen! These are fabulous! The beads are the perfect touch, too!

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  25. Great tutorial! Applying this to my theme right now – can finally finish and get it published. Thank you!!!
    estetik

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  26. What a fun & unique spin! Always on the cutting edge!!!

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  27. These ribbon trees are really stunning!

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