Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Prim Wooden Beehive Bobbin Bird Tree

I can hardly believe it's been 2 weeks since my last post. I've been super busy with custom orders and celebrating Thanksgiving not once but 2 days. Can't complain with all that good food.

I took a little time for myself and created this awesome tree! Kath over at Olde Weeping Cedar Primitives made one similar with rusty bells and snowflakes. When you are at Kath's blog take a look at her wonderful signs that she makes and sells. I bought one last month and just love it!! I thought I would make my own tree with a different twist. If you know me you know I love birds and had to make a bird tree.


I took some old garland that the lights didnt work anymore and took it apart and used the branchs for the my tree, sticking them in the holes in the bobbin. Then I made up a batch of cinnamon dough and made my little birds and stuck a piece of rusty wire in the bottom of them. Then baked them until they were hard. I used a Martha Stewart recipe for the cinnamon dough. <----- Click on the link for the recipe. Sorry this tree will not be for sale. Making something for myself this time.


So that's all for now, I have to get back to sewing on them orders!! Happy December 1st!! :)

19 comments:

WoolenSails said...

I love it!
Very creative and nature is a wonderful theme for christmas. I need to get my thinking cap on and see what i have.

Debbie

Wendy @ Ravenwood Whimzies said...

Tammy-I just love this tree! I'm going to have to make one for myself too! You should sell them...they are adorable!

Grammee Linda - Behind My Red Door said...

I just love the tree and the birds! Good for you keeping something for yourself!! ENJOY!!

Brenda said...

That is absolutely neat! I love it!

Brenda

Carla said...

I love this! The birds are wonderful. You just whipped those up, huh? Hmmmmm! LOL
Great job!

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

What a fabulous idea! I have a bunch of these bobbins downstairs and I now know what I'm going to do with some of them! Thanks for the inspiration Tammy! Deb

Geesha said...

What a cute idea! I love it...very creative!

Dog Trot Farm said...

I knew I should have bought those bobbins I saw at Goodwill! Cute little tree, I think birds and bells would go quite nicely together. Thanks for sharing.

Kattywhompus Primitives said...

Hi Tammy,
Just wanted to stop in and tell you how much I enjoy reading your blog. :) The bobbin tree is adorable...love your addition of the sweet little birds. I think I am going to sort through the box of bobbins I've been saving and make myself one too! Sometimes it's a treat to make something to keep, isn't it? I'm thinking of making little beeswax ornaments for mine. Thanks for the inspiration-very clever!

Rhonda

Rusty-Prim said...

Turned out WONDERFUL!!!♥

TracyMB @ Crow's Feet Chic said...

So very cute!!! Love it!

PrimWyoGirl said...

Very cute! I did see Kath's trees. They were sold by the time I got there but I plan on making one too. Yours is so sweet with the little birds on it!
Jayne

Primitive Post said...

Hi Tammy,

You just continue to amaze me, I absolutely love your wonderful tree! You are so creative, keep it up!

Merry Christmas!
Kate

Myglorystars said...

Your bobbin tree is just simply amazing, I love it, I might have to give it a try, thanks for sharing!! Rhonda

nancy huggins said...

That is sooooo awesome..I have always wanted to make stuff from salt dough so will check out the recipe...thanks for sharing :)
Can't make a tree...don't have any supplies :(

Constance said...

I love that tree. The birds too. Where did you get those birds or did you make them? I need to make a tree like that.

rockriverstitches said...

Constance, I made the birds with cinnamon dough.

Tammy

Cat Haven Crafts said...

Very creative!!! I love it. I think I have a bobbin or two around my house that need to become Christmas trees, too! Thanks for this wonderful idea!

Marcy @ Three Witches Inn Primitives said...

I love your Christmas tree. It's adorable. You have a great imagination.

Happy Holiday's,
Marcy @ TWIP