Up-Cycled Fabric Rosette Tree

I hate to throw anything away...especially things I have spent time and/or money on.  My Upcycled Fabric Rosette Tree is 100% made from things I had around the house already.
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
glue gun
Mod Podge

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.
Begin glueing each rosette to the canvas using glue gun. Go around until you have adhered all of the rosettes.

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.  

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51 comments:

  1. Hi Nici,
    I love your gorgeous tree! Thanks so much for sharing.You have a cute blog!
    Have a look at my blog I’ll be so glad.

    Hugs from Portugal

    Ana Love Craft
    www.lovecraft2012.blogspot.com

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  2. what a great project! I have so many little scarappy bits this would be perfect for!! thanks so much for sharing :-)

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  3. I love it! Great project for all those unfinished project scraps. :-) Very cute!

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  4. This is a fun project and looks very neat! I like unique art...something no one else has! Hugs!

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  5. So pretty - love the colors! I'm pinning this one!

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  6. Nici,
    This turned out just too cute! Love the warm colors. And no, you're not the only one that starts projects to not finish them.

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  7. Oh nici, this is so beautiful! I have troubles finishing things too!

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  8. How pretty is that? I love Fall and your art is just beautiful!

    Take care,

    Trish

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  9. Love it! I love your idea of making one for each season. What a fun decoration to have in the house and change with the seasons.

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  10. I love your rosette tree! I'm going to be digging through my scrap box for fall colors. Love it!!

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  11. That is adorable! I would love if you came by my party happening now to link it up!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

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  12. So as your best friend, can I have the red one with a tree too? Love it!!!

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  13. Another great project, love it!

    Katie

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  14. I love this project! It's so cute and yes, one for each season would be great! Are the roses easy to make? I'd love to give them a try. I found your blog through Feathered Nest Friday and will now be following, looking forward to more inspirational posts! Feel free to visit me at pinkcherubmoon.blogspot.com! Have a wonderful day!Hugs, Leena

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  15. This is awesome, you have great talent!
    www.blissfulsewing.blogspot.com

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  16. What a great idea using the rosettes to make a tree! Love it.

    <3 Christina at I Gotta Create!
    Wildly Original linky party is open

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  17. love this! It looks perfect on your wall!

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  18. I love trees displayed in the home...and this one is too cute! And, how cute is your hot pink/polka dot glue gun!? I need to upgrade mine soon....might spring for something a bit cuter! :o)

    Thanks for linking up with us @ Keep Calm & Link Up this weekend! We're thrilled you chose to party with us :o)

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  19. Oh, you know I love those rosettes! Your tree is amazing and so creative. You've inspired me to make this. This would make perfect Christmas gifts. Thanks again linking up. I appreciate it so much. :)

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  20. What a great idea and I LOVE your rosettes! Hopped over from Strut Your Stuff and happy to be your newest follower. Would love to have you stop by for a visit! Blessings ~ Judy @ www.vintagestreetdesigns.com

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  21. Love it! what a cute idea. Found you on the Life on Lakeshore Drive Pinterest Party. Will def. be pinning this.

    Be sure to check out Gluedtomycrafts.blogspot.com

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  22. I love this! What a great idea! You should totally make one for each season! Thanks for sharing at the Pomp Party! Pinning!

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  23. Great fall project! I think you should make one for each season too.

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  24. Ahhh, homemade art. I love it! I've had fun looking over your blog. I would love to have you come share at my link party, as well! It's hosted every Saturday, but you can still enter. Hope to see you there! http://www.oneshetwoshe.com/2012/09/hello-weekend-50-mikarose-giveaway.html

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  25. This is absolutely beautiful! You gave me an idea of what to give as a gift for a special person, as well as get to use my fabric stash! Thanks for sharing:)

    Hopping by and following your lovely blog (FB, Pinterest,).

    The Quiet Mom blogging:
    Recipe: Garlic-Parsley Fried Brown Rice
    Crafting: Skip-Counting Project: Count by Five

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  26. I love that you were able to use things you already had. The colors would be perfect for fall decor too.

    If you get a chance come link up at my Fall Edition Pin Party.

    http://sarahdawndesigns.blogspot.com/2012/09/pintastic-monday-fall-edition.html

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  27. Your artwork is adorable! Thank you for sharing your creativity at Potpourri Friday!

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  28. I love this. I have at least a dozen project "in process" scattered about the basement and my craft shelves. So you are not alone. Thanks for sharing on Tout It Tuesday! Hope to see you tomorrow.

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  29. Very stylish and clever! visiting thru Krafty Kat party ;)
    JoAnn

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  30. Wonderful project, Nici. You are so talented. Thanks so much for linking up to Tasty Thursdays on The Mandatory Mooch!! I hope you will link up again. The party will be live tonight. http://www.mandatorymooch.blogspot.com

    Thanks, Nichi

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  31. Nici,
    This is so cute. You did a great job. Thank you so much for sharing with Wednesdays Adorned From Above Link Party last week. This weeks Link Party is opened at
    http://www.adornedfromabove.com/2012/09/reeses-smore-brownies-and-wednesdays.html
    from Wednesday until Sunday.
    Hope to see you there.
    Debi Bolocofsky
    Adorned From Above
    www.adornedfromabove.com

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  32. What a very cool project. My daughter saw it and wants one in bright colors. Pretty!

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  33. Love the look of the tree!!! Thank you for sharing it at the Tuesday To Do Party!
    Smiles!
    Jami
    www.blackberryvine.blogspot.com

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  34. This is so great! I'm featuring you tomorrow! XO, Aimee

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  35. Thank you for participating in Show Your Stuff Blog Hop, You are invited to come back:
    http://juliejewels1.blogspot.com/2012/09/show-your-stuff-41.html

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  36. I hate to throw away anything either. You really made the most of your fabric with this project! I love this rosette tree and it makes a great focal point on your wall. So pretty! Thanks for sharing it at Gettin' Krafty this week!

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  37. Thanks so much for stopping by to share this! I would love to have you come again today, the link party just opened up! Each week I pick two favorites to reshare on the blog, pin, and follow on Pinterest. I would love to see more of 'Your Great Ideas,' and I know my readers would too. :)

    www.oneshetwoshe.com

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  38. So cute! Thank you for sharing this at Rustic Restorations Weekend :)

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  39. Loving this! I really need to invest in some burlap ASAP

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  40. Hi, Nici! Wanted to let you know I featured your awesome Rosette Tree at a Bouquet of Talent. Thank you so much for sharing! :)

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  41. lovely and smart use...
    and the photo is awesome..
    http://from-a-girls-mind.blogspot.com/

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  42. I love your idea and I will used to make a burlap decoration ! I love burlap :)!
    all the best ,
    Ada.

    http://adaro67.blogspot.ro/

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  43. That is the cutest thing I've seen in a while. Although I tried my hand at making rosettes and it didn't turn out well. lol

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  44. Hi, you are so creative with fabric! I love what you made and I saw it on throwback thurs.
    Julie @ julieslifestyle.blogspot.com

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  45. I love how you used fabric scraps to make rosette "leaves" for your tree. Thanks so much for joining this week's Throwback Thursday party.

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