Sometimes when you merge craft projects, magic happens. I am loving this little fall colored tree. I'm considering making one for all four seasons, as I have four of these fabric covered canvasses.
Here's what I used for this project:
1 16x20 fabric covered canvas
15-20 fabric rosettes of various sizes and colors
burlap for trunk and some leaves
Start with a fabric covered or painted canvas in your choice of colors. ( I had done mine a couple of years ago for a grouping of color blocks on my wall. I stretched the fabric over the canvas and used a staple gun to tack it to the back. Then I spread Modpodge all over the front of the fabric to give it a sheen.) Next, cut out your tree trunk and about 10 leaves from the burlap. Mod Podge the trunk to your canvas in desired location. Allow to dry completely.
Arrange the fabric rosettes (another project I had started and never finished...tell me I'm not the only one who does this) on the canvas to determine shape of the tree.
Fill in the "holes" between the rosettes with the burlap leaves. Simply put a dab of glue on the end of the leaf and press it into the gaps.
Wah-lah! A masterpiece made of fabric scraps and discarded "art". This little project has been incubating in my mind for a while, as I have grown tired of looking at the unused canvasses leaning against the armoire in my bedroom. I'm glad I was finally able to put the project into motion. In the words of Hannibal from the A-Team, "I love it when a plan comes together." Do you have any projects you've started, but will never finish? Maybe you could merge some of them together into an entirely new craft.