Hello :) If you're here from the May Arts blog today, welcome :) if you're not you might want to take a peek over there, as the Ribbonistas have put together some FABULOUS Christmas tree inspired ribbon projects!
With a 2 year old running around the house I didn't think it would be very smart to put up a whole tree this year, but I've always REALLY loved decorating a mantle and so made my own smaller tree out of paper and ribbon :)
Start with a piece of 12x12 cardstock, in this case I used a piece of tan colored Echo Park. Roll it into a cone, and cut the bottom so it sits flat. Grab your favorite May Arts ribbon and wrap the cone. I used SD01, and purposely made it uneven to get a little vintagy home feel. I then wrapped a section of vintage tinsel from Pink Paislee around it and glued an UmWowStudio flower on top.
As a final step I used May Arts Burlap Twine SM10 to wrap around the tree and tie on the letters J O and Y from Pink Paislee. LOVE!
I love this baby on my mantle! I also linked this beauty up @ CropChocolate in their weekly challenge for Thankful + twine. I'm thankful for being crafty enough to still participate in Christmas even when I can't have a tree, lol :)