Friday, December 2, 2011

Day 5 and a Nook Advent celebration!

to the
Greatest Gift of the Season blog hop
 The Scrapbook Nook Advent event! 

Welcome everyone!  I'm so glad that you could stop by today.   

I'm so excited to share with you the Advent Calendar at My Scrapbook Nook. Myself and 24 other Nook friends are hosting a giveaway during the count down to Christmas. Every day untill Christmas one Nook girl will host a giveaway, so make sure you stop by and check out the Nook blog daily to see who is hosting a giveaway.  And today is my day!

This is also day 5 of our inspiration week at Scrapping Everyday Miracles; make sure that you stop there first to get all the details on our hop (if you'd like to participate) and the prizes you can win.  Every day this week I have been showcasing different ornaments I made (some good and some that you don't want to try).  Today I am going to show you how to make something to put your oranaments on (if it was a lot bigger, Lol) a crepe paper tree!

* If you are here for the Scrapping Everyday Miracles blog hop  Click here for my giveaway and the secret word!

Step 1 - Gather some crepe paper, paper mache cone and a glue gun.  You will need to either sew and gather your crepe paper or be lucky enough to buy some already done.

Step 2 - Begin at the bottom and hot glue your crepe paper onto the cone.

Step 3 - I ran out of crepe paper, but no big deal you can just pick up wherever!

Step 4 - The finished tree.

Step 5 - I sprayed my tree with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist Patina (my favorite color).

Step 6 - I purchased these styropoam balls at Michael's and then sprayed them with more Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist.

Step 7 - Here are all my pieces before I began to assemble them.  I just glued the balls with my hot glue gun and added some other embellishments - all from my local Michael's.

Here is another picture of the final project...

And of course any hop has prizes, but how about this for a prize... If you become a follower of my blog (or already are) and leave a comment you will be entered into a random drawing to win a place at this awesome online event hosted by one of my favorites (yes, again) Christy Tomlinson. You do have to leave your e-mail because I will pick a winner on Sunday, December 4th and class starts Monday the 5th.  You can enter once on this post and once if you follow the link above to the Scrapping Everyday Miracles hop.

I have invited 11 of my favorite artsy friends to join me in this workshop!


Donna Downey, Margie Romney-Aslett, Jeanne Oliver, Alisa Burke, Shea Fragoso and Debbie Murry (of the Gilded Life), Kaari Meng (of French General), Danielle Donaldson, Kelly Barton. Chrissy Gardner and Junelle Jacobson!


This is a five day workshop that start Dec 5th. The first 4 days of the workshop we will post 3 new ornaments from 3 of the wonderful teachers! plus little fun extras too! Then on day five.. a few fun bonus project and home decor projects will be posted as well as some fun exclusive downloads! This is a great way to get into the holidays spirit and make creative gifts for your friends, family or for your tree and home!

Class starts December 5th!

See you all tomorrow for one last look at some oranaments!

Make sure you hop on over to Leah Killian's blog and get entered for the grand prize sometime between now and Christmas Morning. You could win a free subscription to the always inspiring Nook kits!


  1. What a beautiful tree! Great job! Amie

  2. what a beautiful tree!! awesome giftaway!

  3. That is a gorgeous tree! Love that you sprayed it with Patina. I think that is my favorite mist as well!

  4. This is just beautiful... really really neat... and I love that you show us how to do it... Thanks for the great project Wendy!

  5. What a lovely tree! Love all the uses of the Glimmer Mist!

  6. What a gorgeous Christmas project. I am now a follower.

  7. It turned out beautifully. I love how you used the glimmer mist on it....I would have never thought of that!

  8. This tree is so beautiful! I really am inspired to make one myself!

  9. Love your tree!! The Glimmer Mist is such a wonderful touch. :)

  10. This is awesome! I'm totally going to make one!