Monday, December 3, 2018

Mini Vintage Christmas Tree...

The Mini Vintage Christmas Tree is complete! Two years ago I purchased a few mini trees from Michaels after Christmas. They were not Christmas trees, but I knew I could make it work.
This year, I was determined to get the scene completed. I started with the tree.

Here's what I did (not necessarily in this order).
I wanted a vintage look, so I first searched for vintage Christmas cards. I took them into Photoshop, made them super small, printed, cut out, aged, added gloss and string for hanging (did I say this took FOREVER!!!). Next, I made little round balls out of clay, baked, added glue and glitter for the red round ornaments, I also made super tiny candy canes with clay, I used deep red and translucent instead of white. It gives the canes an aged look. I then glossed them. The star was a cutout. I added glue, glitter and a small wire to attach to the top of the tree. Thinned out twine is wrapped around the entire tree along with 2 sets of LED lights (should have added more lights). I really wanted to make popcorn out of clay, but....well, no way! The round skirt was make with muslin that I painted old with and burgundy.

I am still working on the Christmas Scene, I'm hoping to share the finished room by the end of this week.

Miniature Dollhouse Vintage Inspired Christmas Tree
by Anita Smiley for fabulouslyflawedminiatures
Close up, Vintage inspired Christmas Tree 1:12th Scale

Vintage Postcard Christmas Ornaments

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