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Trees For Sale

I've been wanting to make a Tree Lot for awhile so I've been collecting my Woodland Trees for weeks.  I suppose I've been inspired by all the tree lots around town and the yummy smell of fresh cut trees.  All that's missing is an old trailer parked beside it.  I'll plan that for next year!
It all started with a lot of trees... 
 
I cut an 8x8 piece of chipboard then applied some gesso to get it white.  I glued down some puffy snow.  I wanted a shimmer.  So I sprayed the snowy base with spray adhesive then sprinkled some iridescent flakes covering the whole base.
 
 

For the entry I distressed and inked with brushed pewter distress paint these idea-ology tiles and banner.  I offset one of the "e's" so it appears as if the tree lot is falling apart.


I sprayed a mini tree with pine needles distress spray stain, then inked these metal beads with poppyseed alcohol inks.  I popped it up on the smallest box from the EH Blocks/Cubes die. 


 I love Paula Cheney's recent Whimsical Woodlands post.  I had a tree that was flat on 2 sides and not wanting to fluff up.  So I adopted her cute tree and trimmed.  I left some of the brush bottle and did not expose the metal.  I added a "sold" sign.


I cut a thinlits label and stamped "For Sale".  I wish I had a mini number set so I could have stamped "4" instead. 


I inked all the trees with Distress Stains Crushed Olive, Peeled Paint, Pine Needle, Forest Moss, Evergreen Bough and Iced Spruce.


On a couple of the trees I used spray adhesive and sprinkled some of these iridescent flakes. 


I cut and added this wee sign to the back of the tree lot.  Creating layers the whole way through.


All tacky tree lots need lights.  I strung these battery operated lights to bamboo skewers. 


I love the letterpress letters.  A little distress paint and they pop!


I strung the lights all messy.


I cut the On The Fence with chipboard.  I added a layer of Crackle Texture to the fence along with some iced spruce, frayed burlap and picket fence distress paint.  I trimmed with silver tinsel twine all the way around.


Lights are on.  This one has 3 settings so I've set it to "blink" to add to the tacky tree lot!


UPDATE:

I added a Vintage Trailer with Tutorial!  Click HERE to see more detailed photo's.  I couldn't wait until next year.


Thank you everyone who's been stopping by and sharing your thoughts on my crafty things.  I'm slowly winding down my "Christmas" projects.  But there are a few more things to see! 

Check out one of my favorite challenges...

Sponsored by the Awesome Inspiration Emporium!  Inspiration Emporium for the Compendium of Curiositites 3 Challenge.

Compendium of Curiosities 3 - Woodland Trees/ Tinsel
A Vintage Journey- Let's Celebrate
Art With Heart- Holiday Traditions

 

Comments

  1. Oh my goodness Nicole, this is fantastic! I wish I was 8 inches tall so I could take a tour through your Christmas tree lot! All the fun glittery snow and that fantastic SOLD sign, I just love it! You are such a creative lady, what a treat to visit your blog! holiday hugs :)

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  2. ROTFL, I love this! So cute. I think you will be able to expand it next year as you have planned. ;-) Keep your eyes peeled…

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  3. oh, and thank you for sharing this with us at the Art with Heart challenge! Merry Christmas!!!!!

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  4. Love, love, love this!! So Unique and creative!!

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  5. LOve this winter scene!!!!! You are totally unique! BArbarayaya

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    1. Thank you Barbara for always stopping by.

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  6. This is SOOOOO cute and really festive, despite that it's falling apart! LOL What a fun and unique idea; nice work!

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    1. Hehe, having it falling apart means I can hide all my mistakes.

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  7. Nicole...this Christmas tree lot is really cute. You've done such a nice job with your trees, each has it's own personality. There is certainly a lot of detail on this piece. From the picket fence to the messy strung Christmas lights...it's really cute! Thank you for joining us at CC3C and thank you for writing an appropriate blog post. <3 Candy

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  8. You must get fed up of me saying the same things over and over - but your work is just fabulous and this project is no exception! I just love everything about it, the trees look amazing and I love the signs you made. You house must look a dream at Christmas!! Thanks so much for joining us at A Vintage Journey. Anne xx

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    1. OMG Anne, you make me giggle! Thank you always for your support!

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  9. Just love each little detail of this tree lot. I feel as though I could just walk right in an buy one to take home for decorating. Hope to see it back again next year with the addition of the trailer - how much fun could that be?? Thanks for joining us at A Vintage Journey. Happy Holidays

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  10. Oh, I love this cute little tree lot. It couldn't be any sweeter.

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  11. LOVE your tree lot! The bendy one is my fav! So fun and festive! Thanks so much for playing along with us on the Woodlands and Tinsel Twine challenge at CC3Challenge!!!

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  12. This is so sweet! Love the stamping on the tag and banner - so many great details! Glad to see you join in again at CC3C.

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  13. Hi Nicole, This is totally amazing, I love the way your creative mind works. You have captured every detail possible on this project. Bet your house is looking amazing with your handcrafted decorations. Thanks for joining in the challenge at AVJ and good luck.
    Merry Christmas, Julie x

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  14. Absolutely stunning! I love all the details you've incorporated and this is just so much fun! Thank you so much for sharing and for joining us over at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog and thank you for all your support and comments on my work throughout the year! Happy Christmas Nicole! :) x

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  15. This is stunning Nicole!! And such a fabulous idea. Love all the different trees and wonderful special touches. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog! Have a very Merry Christmas!!

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  16. This is so incredibly whimsical and heartwarming! My favorite part is that the crooked bent-over tree is the one that sold! That makes me happy, so thanks for making a project that's so thoughtful!

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