Jana is a scrapbook artist from Slovenia
who creates the MOST amazing decorations
out of thin air. Please visit her blog and
you will see what I mean.
She has been posting about her Christmas
creations and she made this egg with a tiny tree
inside it. The tree was made from simple
squares of paper set at an angle.
I decided to try and make one of these
paper trees to use on our Christmas table.
Mine is a re-purposeful one. Tin can base
covered in book pages, painted and glittered.
The tree itself-more book pages-
is mounted on a bamboo
skewer and the book pages I used
graduated from 4″ at the bottom in
half inch increments to 1 1/2″ at the
top. I used a champagne cork to
hold the skewer and just stuffed
it into the can with paper around it
to hold it in place. I sprayed the tree
with several colors of glimmer mist
(of course I had no real green color)
but that and a little halo blue gold paint
and some antique gold glitter and
the tree was born.
Coiled copper wire and a plaster star
and some raggedy cheesecloth complete
I think that I will use some sleigh bells and
glass tea lights around the base for a
Dead easy, wabi-sabi on my part of
course(no perfectionist here) and using
recycled materials. What could be better?
Well I could be as wonderfully talented
as Jana. Hope you enjoy.
Photos flash necessary, sorry.