Jellybean Green Felt tree base, Natural Buttons and Hemp Cord are a permanent fixture on an 11x14 canvas base, but the Primitive Cream Die-namics Christmas Ornaments can easily be cut from another color of the MFT color family to suit my ever-changing mind. My mind is already reeling with ideas!
Jellybean Green triangle/tree onto the canvas, I stitched the winding Hemp Cord in place using an overhand stitch every few inches and on each of the curves that extend beyond the edge of the tree. Each of the Natural Buttons was also hand stitched for maximum hold.
I used the numbers from Accent It - Calendar Components in Steel Blue to label each of the Christmas Ornaments. After much thought and debate, I decided to use Modge Podge to adhere each number; brushing both an undercoat and overcoat of Modge Podge for extra stay-power. After the ornaments dried, I sprayed the whole batch with Mix-ables Sheer Shimmer Mist and ended up with a mottled effect (when sprayed on top of Modge Podge) which I really like!
I hope you've enjoyed my Advent Tree and are inspired to start thinking about your own Christmas countdown project. If you have any further questions, please leave me a comment and I'll respond as quickly as I can. Thanks for stopping by today!