Decoupaged Christmas Tree Base {Tutorial}

Here is the before picture of the small potted Christmas Tree I got at the flower market, it was $38, and I like that it has lots of different texture in the branches (there are 3-4 different kinds of evergreen in this one.) I wasn’t very fond of the orange-ish red pot with it’s sponge painted gold edges.    
The pot is a matte painted terracotta, so it should take the paint well.
I used 2 coats of navy blue acrylic paint to cover the base, and let it dry.
Emmie and I were home alone for the evening when I did this project, so she helped me by cutting out 2 of the pictures with a craft knife (this was my first time letting her do something like this, it was nerve-wracking, but she did such a good job at being safe.) We did 4 pictures total so that we could put one image per quarter of the pot.    

I used Mod Podge in a matte finish to attach the foxes to the pot, using my finger to push out all the bubbles, and then giving 2 coats of the Mod Podge over the whole thing when it was all done (letting things dry between coats.)

Here is the finished product, I love the blue so much more than the red, and I am pretty pleased with how my fox image turned out!

 I wrapped a box in some hounds tooth fabric and then added some brocade trim that a friend gave me, and finished it off with another paper fan ornament. The box made the tree a better height by the door!

And here’s the finished tree, I added lights, teal and gold dyed pheasant feathers (that I got off of ebay,) some wool ribbon half loop bows, and 6 of my paper fan ornaments. I am very happy with how this turned out, it’s simple and elegant with a natural feel!

Linked up at some of these fun parties!

  2 comments for “Decoupaged Christmas Tree Base {Tutorial}

  1. December 6, 2012 at 7:20 am

    I really like the look!

  2. December 11, 2012 at 11:40 am

    Your Christmas decorations are so lovely. I spent Christmas in Japan once and it was very interesting! I was surprised to find so many decorations everywhere! I really love the fox urn!

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