Sweater Weather Seasonal Decor

Hello again! Today I have a little project to share with you. One that has me out of my card comfort zone and into the world of 3-D, paint, sandpaper, and glue guns. But it was worth it! These little guys are going to go with me to work and bring a little seasonal cheer to my office!

Aren't they FUN??

I found these cute little trees online here and I knew at once that they had to come live with me!

The wood pieces come unfinished and unassembled so I ran and picked up some generic craft paint and set right to work! After several coats of paint I sanded the edges of the trunks down to give them a rustic feel.

I then adhered Stampin' Up!'s Sweater Weather Designer Series Paper to the trees with Modge Podge and used my glue gun to glue the trunks to the tree tops. I sponged Chocolate Chip ink around the edges of the paper to add definition and then decorated with Linen Thread and buttons! EZ Peasy!

Here's a closer look at the sponging and details :)

I would love to hear what you think of my fall trees!

Stampin Supplies: 

Stamps: None

Paper: Sweater Weather (132184) Designer Series Paper

Ink: Chocolate Chip (126975) Classic Stampin' Pad

Tools: Sponge Daubers (102892)

Embellishments: Naturals Designer Buttons (127554); Subtles Designer Buttons (130030); Natural Linen Thread (104199); Antique Brads (117273); 1 1/4" Burlap Ribbon

Other: Wood Trees, Craft Paint, Fine Sandpaper, Modge Podge, Glue Gun