Whimsical Buffalo Plaid Tree

What a HAPPY TREE! You would never know that this tree gave us some trouble. But as always we go to PLAN B when Plan A doesn’t work. I think it turned out precious.

I free handed the pattern from freezer paper. I HIGHLY suggest getting one side of your tree the way you like it and then fold over to get the other side symmetrical.

Mom decoupaged the buffalo plaid on with fabric. She then made the green garland out of wood cutouts. (But you could easily paint these straight onto the board)

It was then that we had trouble. The middle garland did not turn out right.

But as you can tell, we added a bow below it and it looks like it was meant to be that way. It gave us more room for the bow. I just love it.

To get this special color of green I had to mix green and yellow. Two parts green to one part yellow. I think it is GRINCH green.

And for the red paint we used it as is. I used a sponge pouncer to make the polka dots. It was fun to make and fun to embellish. We made another tree at the same time. We call it the ELF TREE. It will be featured in another separate post.

Sponge Pouncer

I knew the tree trunk had to be whimsical too. So I went with stripes.

Now the bows had to be special. Luckily we had just the right colors, designs, and sizes. It looks fantastic if I say so myself.

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