Shabby Chic Christmas Tree- Tim Holtz Signature Collection

As one of my final projects for Tim Hotlz, I made this shabby chic Christmas tree for the mantle in Shaun's & my bedroom.

I bought this tall, kraft cone/Christmas tree from Hobby Lobby last year, with the intentions of decorating it with a shabby chic look. I never got around to it last year, but I am glad that I waited because this year I had the perfect embellishments for it!

I started by covering it in old book paper with a little Mod Podge.

Then I hot glued some of Tim Holtz's trims. These are great for misting, but I love the simple beauty of the white against the text paper.
I also punched some stars out of kraft cardstock using my Fiskars star punch, and then sewed them together to make a little garland. I also added a few random pieces of bling.

A big star topper was hot glued on. I simply hand cut the star, matted a brand new Salvage sticker (seasonal) on black cardstock, and adhered them together. A small piece of bling adds a final touch.
For the big "ornament," I misted a grungeboard key with some Adirondack Color Wash sprays. Then I hung a facet on it with a piece of red & white Baker's twine.

I love this on my mantle! Now to find some burlap to make a swag & pennant banner....


  1. so so cute!! i have one of these trees i bought two years ago after christmas and still haven't done anything with it!! yours is so cute!!

  2. Virginia!!!
    You rock!!!
    Thank you so much for sharing with us at Paper Issues!!!
    We featured you today!

  3. OMW...would love to see your mantle when it is finished cause your tree is AMAZING!

  4. LOVE THIS TREE!!! It's gorgeous!!!! The star garland is a genius touch.


I'm so glad you decided to leave me a comment today! Thanks for taking the time to stop by my little corner of the world. :)


Blog Widget by LinkWithin