Nicole™ Crafts Driftwood Tree Canvas

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by Karen Fennimore, Nicole™ Crafts

Nicole™ Crafts Driftwood Tree Canvas

This rustic Christmas tree is sure to stand out on your wall!

Project Details

  • Level:intermediate
  • Time:2 hours

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Project time does not include the time needed for the Snow Accents to dry.
  • 2
    Spread Snow Accents over top of canvas with a jumbo craft stick, leaving a textured surface. Set aside to dry.
  • 3
    Cut one 2-1/2 inch piece of flat balsa wood. Using craft knife, shave all hard edges for trunk of tree.
  • 4
    Cut one 9 inch piece, one 8-1/2 inch piece, one 7-1/2 inch piece, one 6 inch piece, one 5 inch piece, one 3-1/2 inch piece and one 2 inch piece of balsa wood in random thicknesses. Using craft knife, shave all hard edges and taper ends.
  • 5
    Water down Alizarin Red, Holly Green and Milk Chocolate. Paint pieces of balsa wood in these colors (You can pick what color goes on what size wood.) Use watered down Soft Black and lightly brush over wood to add depth.
  • 6
    Shade edges of canvas with Milk Chocolate.
  • 7
    Cut a 2-1/2 inch hand-drawn star out of flat balsa wood. (Tip: you may have to glue two pieces of flat balsa wood together in order to have a piece that is big enough.)
  • 8
    Paint star Marigold with Milk Chocolate shading.
  • 9
    Arrange balsa wood pieces to form tree and glue in place.
  • 10
    Place batteries in light set. Glue battery pack to bottom back of frame, leaving access to turn off and on and change batteries.
  • 11
    Fold lights in half and lightly twist together.
  • 12
    Bring lights up from bottom and zigzag them up tree. The last light should end up under star.
  • 13
    Glue candy canes and ball ornaments to tree.
  • 14
    Glue beads to fill in areas.

Project Details

  • Level:intermediate
  • Time:2 hours

Project Supplies

  • Art Supply Enterprises Canvas Premier 11 inch x 14 inch 104134555
  • Nicole#0153; Crafts Teeny LED Light Set Clear Lights Silver Wire 30 Bulbs 104786342
  • Nicole#0153; Crafts Mini Tree Treasures 2 inch Candy Cane 9 pc. 104280409
  • Nicole#0153; Crafts Mini Tree Treasures Ornaments Balls with Stripes 15 mm 5 Assorted 6 pc. 104554772
  • Midwest Products Balsa Bargain Bag 104146786
  • Nicole#0153; Crafts Jumbo Wood Craft Sticks 80 pc. 104141473
  • Duncan 4 oz. Snow Accents 104130634
  • X-ACTO Precision Instruments No. 1 Knife with 5 #11 Blades 104135107
  • DecoArt Americana Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Marigold 104106627
  • DecoArt Americana Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Holly Green 104106669
  • DecoArt Americana Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Milk Chocolate 104106618
  • DecoArt Americana Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Alizarin Crimson 104106619
  • DecoArt Americana Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Soft Black 104385017
  • Nicole's Bead Shop 10 mm Glass Round Crystal Teardrop Beads Copper 19 pc. 104800255
  • Daler-Rowney Simply Simmons Synthetic Acrylic and Multi Media Brush Angle Shader Size 1/2 inch 104118888
  • Nicole#0153; Crafts Dual Temperature Trigger Glue Gun 104180411
  • Surebonder All Purpose Stik Glue Sticks 4 inch 50 pc. 104737928
  • Three AAA Batteries
  • Ruler