Mementoes In Time


Christmas Countdown - new chipboard template, Christmas Tree plus win a free template!

Posted on October 17, 2011 at 11:15 PM

I really love Christmas, with all the glitter and pretty things and although I like making cards, it always seems like a bit of a chore because I have to make them. I much prefer making ornamental pieces for Christmas, so I suppose this is where my love of chipboard 3D projects comes from.

So here is our new chipboard template, a cute little ornamental tree, which would be perfect as a table decoration.The tree measures almost 10 inches (to the top of the star) and has been made with our new 3D Chipboard Template - 'O Little Tree'.  which includes templates to make the tree, star and gifts.

You could go to town with decorating this but I have simply decorated mine with scrapbook papers. I actually found this dotty one that looked just like baubles, which I think worked quite well for this project.


The star at the top is painted with gold acrylic paint and slotted into the top. I have brushed the edges of the tree and the pot with some distressed inks, to cover the edges of the chipboard and give a nice soft look - I can't remember which ones I used but basically, all the reds and all the greens!


I have tied some red ribbon around the bottom of the tree and added some mini tinsel I found in my bits and pieces box. Mini tinsel can be hard to find, so you can chop down some normal tinsel, or use some glittery fibres instead.


If you look carefully, there are also some red stick on gems, which quite nicely resemble Christmas lights and the little gifts scattered around the bottom  have been cut from paper. You could cut them from card instead and fill them with candies or other small gifts.


If you like to make pieces to keep too, check out our 3D chipboard templates page, where we have lots of other templates to make festive and other pieces.

Get this template free!  Just add a comment on this post below and we'll pick a random winner.

Please leave any comments below!

Categories: Chipboard Projects, Project Tips and Notes, 2010 to 2011

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Reply Imy
11:36 PM on November 17, 2011 
Just to say the draw will take place Saturday (WA time) to take account of time differences.
Reply Imy
10:06 PM on November 13, 2011 
Last call, anyone else who wants this template, please add your name to the list and the winner is drawn on Friday.
Reply Imy
9:51 AM on November 3, 2011 
Yes of course! This competition is staying open for a while. I'm looking for lots of entries!
Reply Susie
11:33 PM on November 1, 2011 
Hi. Have I still got time to be added?
Reply Imy
6:47 AM on October 30, 2011 
Great. Let's just get some more comments, so we can do the random prize picker! The tree is actually slotted together Krafty, it is actually quite simple to do.
Reply Krafty
6:03 AM on October 30, 2011 
This is a lovely project for Christmas. I just wondered how it is put together?
Reply Cookie
7:44 AM on October 29, 2011 
Ok, add me in. I like a challenge and I think this might be a challenge for me to make.
Reply Imy
9:19 PM on October 26, 2011 
Lol, I know Foxy. It was fun to make and I am thinking of making a few more for the Christmas Fair. I seem to be up to my eyes in making cards for charity at the moment though. I don't many things to do and not enough time in the day, that is the real problem!
Reply Famous Foxy
11:42 AM on October 26, 2011 
oh this is such a cutie pie! it makes me want to put on my fuzzy slippers make some homemade cocoa and make cards!!! =^.^=
Reply Imy
1:00 AM on October 26, 2011 
Thanks Marion. I love it too! It might be bad luck but I already have mine in a prime spot on the shelf! No point putting choccies around it though, they will just get eaten by the 'elves' if I leave them around now. I prefer fake pressies around my tree!.
Reply Marion
8:38 PM on October 25, 2011 
I love this tree with it's little gifts. You could use these as a nice centre piece on the Xmas lunch table and have lots of little gifts with a small choccy inside for everyone.
Reply Imy
12:16 AM on October 18, 2011 
Hi Carol. We are going to pick a random winner from anyone who comments on the post, rather than just the first past the post. I think you just posted your comment before we changed the blog post. You are still included in the competition!
Reply Carol
11:53 PM on October 17, 2011 
ooh am I the first. Do I get the template?