Thursday, August 28, 2014

Frozen Charlotte Head Tree

I mentioned in my last post that I would show you more pictures of my frozen Charlotte head Christmas tree that I made during my visit with Becky. 



The tree is made with layers of nylon tulle gathered together with large basting stitches. It is supported with dowel rods that are glued into a round wooden base. I spray painted the base before getting started.


The cutting instructions for the tulle can be purchased from Marshmallow Creations.


Becky gave me this darling angel that Jennifer Grenko of Marshmallow Creations had made and sent to her.


Here are some other supplies I used for my tree. The large frozen Charlotte head, that I purchased when I was in Los Angeles in May, fit perfectly onto the 5/8 inch dowel rod. Crochet thread was used for the basting stitches that sewed the nylon tulle together, rhinestone buttons adorned the tree, and a seam binding ribbon was used to tie a bow around her neck. As you can see, the Charlotte head has an irregularly shaped neck and back...


so I glued this pretty lace onto her back to cover it up and make it look like she was wearing a stole.


I had been waiting for a special project for which to use these rhinestone buttons. You can see the buttons up close here. I tied them onto the tree with the crochet thread.


While decorating the tree, I remembered I had these silver ornaments in my stash and added them too.




This was an interesting and unique project to make and I really love how she turned out. She will remain in my studio for inspiration throughout the year.

7 comments:

  1. I have some of the tulle that I have never found a use for. I was wondering about trying a smaller version of this. It would be so pretty in a romantic bedroom on the dresser. Hugs!

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  2. Patty, your Frozen Charlotte tree is beautiful! Thanks for sharing how it was made!

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  3. Hello from Spain: you create an awesome tree of tulle. Very elegant and original. Great job. I love it. Keep in touch

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  4. It's absolutely angelic Patty!!!!!! LOVE IT!!!! Have a wonderful weekend!

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  5. It looks even prettier now if that's possible!! I just love the Charlotte head for the topper - so unique! <3 Becky

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