Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Holiday Blitz Tutorial: Faux Evergreen Branch

Today's Holiday Blitz tutorial is brought to us by Michelle Nun - her tutorial is for a Faux Evergreen Branch, which can be used for decor or packaging as a sweet little accent. Here's one branch I made, and I'll share another project next week! The needles are made using a Sizzix Tapered Fringe die.

I got 3 of these framed mirrors (Ikea) at Goodwill for 99 cents each - this was a pastel lavender color, but I knew I wanted to alter it so the color didn't bother me. I gave the frame a coat of black gesso, which gave it a sort of chalkboardy finish. I used gold Delicata ink to stamp the Music background and sponge the edges. The verse stamp is one of my designs at Impression Obsession.

I made the double bow using a larger homemade version of the Bow-Easy, and filled in the decoration with a Christmas pick I bought at Michaels. Check out the gallery for this project for lots of ideas for using these branches, including a wreath, a card, a gift package, and more! Michelle is a master gardener, and has a beautiful way of making paper come to life.

Join us all this week for beautiful holiday tutorials during our Holiday Blitz event!

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. This would make a lovely gift, or a memorable holiday decoration for many years to come. Love it!

  2. Very cool. The pine needles look so realistic. Hard to believe they are made of paper.

  3. You are so clever and creative. This is a delightful decoration.

  4. I can't keep up with your blogs this week! Love the frame, very festive and would make a beautiful gift.