Monday, March 7, 2011

Altered Tree Branch and 100 Flowers in 20 min Video Tutorial

Hello everyone! I am so excited to share this project with you this morning. This is my Caring Tree. It used to be a low hanging branch in one of our trees in the front yard. The hubby cut it down for me and I love it!

I have made 500 flowers, 280+ leaves (video posted below) from the Mother's Day Cart on my Cricut. Check out the videos and photos and let me know what you think about it.

This first photo is of the entire project. The tree was made to display the cards I make. It will have cards all over it whenever I make them... or get them out of the drawer... LOL. Right now I am just enjoying the tree as it is.

This is a closeup of the flowers and leaves. Like I said before there are 500 flowers and 280+ leaves on this tree. That took the longest to do believe it or not. Hours with a HIGH temp hot glue gun... not my idea of fun but well worth the pain... er... I mean time it took.

This photo shows a few of the 30 office clips I have throughout the tree. They will be holding cards.

MY CARING TREE - is a tree made of ...

1 - branch from the tree in my front yard
1 - Vase on clearance at wally world
1 - hot glue gun
3 - boxes of mini office clips
7 - hot glue sticks
286 - cricut cut leaves - misted, folded and curled
500 - cricut cut flowers - distress inked, doodled, misted with two colors, glued and then glittered.
500 - pieces of bling

oh ya and two really bad hot glue gun burns... but all worth it.

Completed Tree project video:

100 Flowers in 20 min - Video Tutorial:

I enjoyed making this project and what I will use it for. Happy Scrapping everyone!

~ Grace ~


  1. Grace, your project is amazing! Thank you so much for sharing! Gerry

  2. OHHHHHHHHHHHH Grace your tree is amazing...I love it...What a wonderful project...It makes me want to run out into the yard and grab a branch!!

    The tutorial was Fabulous......thank you for taking the time to share your talent with us!!!

    Wishing you a wonderful day!!!

  3. Grace, your Caring Tree is amazing!!! So very sweet!!! And I love your technique for making 100 flowers in 20 minutes!! fantastic! Thanks for sharing!!

  4. Amazing project! It's beautiful. Thank you for the videos and tutorial of the flowers.


  5. What a cute tutorial. I may never buy another paper flower again. :)
    TFS! I'm now follwoing you.


  6. woops no shimmering shamrocks blog hop post??

  7. The tree and the flowers are amazing!!
    Which cartridge do you use for the flowers and the leaves???
    Greetings from Germany

  8. Hi Grace,
    thank you so much for your quick answer. I haven´t got the "mother´s day bouquet", but I think I will find some other flowers and try this technique.
    Christiana / Phantasiana


Thank you so much for taking the time to let me know how you feel about this post. I hope you enjoyed your time here and will come back and view more. Don't forget to fallow my blog to keep updated with new projects and ideas.
~ Grace ~