Friday, October 28, 2011

Shabby Chic Christmas Feather Tree Tutorial

Hello lovelies!
I got published in the Fall Issue of Creating Vintage Charm!

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For the holidays, this weekend, I am working on creating

fluffy jeweled maribu Shabby Chic Christmas feather trees!

I find village buildings at resale shops and paint them pink

(I plan to detail the houses with white paint and glitter )

I decided to create a pretty jeweled maribu feather tree to go with

the pink village.

To create these you will need:

*cone ( I used a crocheted one, but you can be creative)

*maribu feather boa

*hotglue gun


*silk, clay or organza roses for topper

*jewel scraps

~First, I cut my cone to make a flat bottom.

~Next, hot glue feather boa on, starting at the bottom and

spiraling your way toward the top, leave about 1/2 inch at top to decorate.

~Glue flowers evenly around the top. Add your vintage jewel in the center.

~Finally take a tiny bit of elmers glue with your finger and gently

dab it on the outer edges of roses, then sprinkle with a fine glitter.

I love how soft and dreamy the feathers appear to accent the pink house just perfectly! So creative and fun for the holidays!
If you don't have the time (or burning your finger patience) I will be listing some of these in my
Etsy (click to view) store.

I can't wait to see what everyone is creating for the Shabby holidays!I will be partying with the darling Beverly at How Sweet the Sound!





  1. Hi Olivia~ These are just over the moon adorable my friend, I ill have to give it a try :) thanks for sharing :)


  2. Everything is sooo pretty 'n pink! Thanks for sharing a tutorial!

  3. Olivia these are the best idea ever! What a great idea to paint those village houses pink. When you add the sparkle they will be awesome! Those feather trees I am just going to have to copy. I have a red boa just waiting to be put on a cone!!

  4. Olivia, how beautiful...of course, everything on your blog is eye romantic and dreamy.

    Fill you day with PiNk Sparkly faerie dust!

    Stephanie Suzanne ♥

  5. What a fun visit for Pink Saturday. And what cute ideas! Sounds like fun and easy crafts for grand kids and seniors alike. Thank you for the tutorial. :)

  6. What a lovely idea - not only pink, but you're also ahead re the Christmas decorating. Happy Pink Saturday, Happy Halloween and hugs from the UK.

  7. How utterly pretty and creative. xx

  8. These are so lovely Olivia.


  9. Such a lovely pink post Oliva. Thanks for the tutorial. I have the box you made me last year in our fall swap and everyone who sees, loves it. Have a great and safe halloween.

  10. Very pretty Olivia. And congratulations on getting published. Have a wonderful weekend.

  11. I'm so excited for you on getting published, Olivia! It's well deserved. This is such a lovely pink post! Happy weekend!

  12. Hi Olivia~
    Congratulations for being published AND in such a WONDERFUL magazine! Your work is so incredibly gorgeous! I am going to go check out this many beautiful things to make. I am hoping that we get to create in heaven! =0)
    hugs and blessings!

  13. Olivia, your pink houses and white feather trees are so adorable. Such a pretty post! Thanks for your visit and Happy Pinks to you, sweet friend.

    Blessings and hugs,

  14. That is just beautiful! Thank you for the to find me a cone... :)

    HaPpY pInK sAtUrDaY!

  15. How beautiful, Olivia!!! And CONGRATULATIONS on being in Creating Vintage Charm!! This is SO exciting!

  16. oh how lovely! what a great project. xo

  17. Those are so sweet and delicate! What a pretty idea! Thanks so much for joining me for Pearls and Lace Thursday! It's so nice to have you at the party!
    Blessings, Doni

  18. Hi Olivia! Shabby Jen sent me. Your little feather trees are so cute! All fluffy and festive looking! I got published in the Fall issue of CVC too! I'm so excited and can't wait for my issue to arrive! Congrats on that and on winning Jen's give-away! Sweet blog - I'll be a joiner from now on! Have a great day! Hugs, Leena


Hello Friend! Thank you so much for stopping by! I love to hear your thoughts! Hugs, Olivia

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