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CAC 2 Contest - Fall Tree Centerpiece
Rice (4 Projects)
Project skill level: moderate
Project time: 2 hours to 3 hours
Project tags: School Home Décor/Accents Fall Halloween House Warming Holiday Outdoors Animals Outdoor Recreation Holiday Décor
I've never entered any contest like this before, but I decided to jump right in with both feet. I had so much fun with this little tree! Thank you so much for allowing us to try out different cartridges and also for having this contest. I probably never would have made this if you hadn't challenged me. I host our family Thanksgiving at my house, and I plan to use this as a centerpiece. I chalked most everything, but you can't tell it much in these pictures, especially the birds. I wonder what creature is peeking out of the hole!
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OTHER MATERIALS NEEDED
- sturdy card stock
- various chalks
- black marker
I first cut 2 matching trees (without the leaves) from Create-a-Critter 2. Using a ruler, I made a light pencil mark down the center of each tree piece and cut one piece halfway up from the bottom and the other piece halfway down from the top. Then I fit the two pieces together to form the tree. I cut two different sizes of leaves (Leaf1 from Cricut Essentials) in various colors.
I then cut out the squirrels, birds, tire swing, and "hole". The tire swing and "hole" were made from the circle shape in Cricut Craft Room Basics. (I altered the circle into an oval for the hole.) Using a hole punch, I punched the whites of the eyes and then added pupils using a marker.
I assembled all the layers, adding chalk detailing to most everything. I scored and folded all the leaves before chalking them and then glued them on the tree. I tied the tire swing to the tree using jute. I sprinkled extra leaves all around to finish off my centerpiece.