Deck the halls with boughs of holly. . .

And what about the Christmas tree? . . . yes, it’s that time again!

Last year I did a Simply Christmas post on how to decorate a Christmas tree and having worked for many years as a visual merchandiser for a big city department store, I’ve dressed hundreds of trees. You can check out that post here if you’d like a few pointers.

Christmas trees come in all shapes and sizes these days. . . from pretty little decor items for vignettes right through to great big freshly cut trees that almost fill a room. I’ve made quite a few new trees for my Christmas displays this year and have them dotted all through the house.


This little trio is vintage paper inspired.


I love book paper roses and decided to use them to make a tree. . . if only I hadn’t gone for such a largish tree!! The roses for this tree took approximately 8 hours of cutting, rolling and gluing to get a fully covered cone.


So worth it. . . I love the final result and have combined it with a couple of other vintage inspired trees for an all white/cream vignette in my family room. I even gave Santa a new take on the old red suit!


The paper roses are pretty easy to make. . . I used this template


and printed it several times at various sizes on a word document. I made the word document page size the same as my music sheets and then printed them off. I combined sheet music pages and old book pages together for a nice mix of colours.

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Start by cutting out the rose shape so you have a continuous coil. Start rolling the coil from the outer edge. When you get to the middle there’s what looks like a 3 petal flower, hold the rolled flower in one hand while adding a little hot glue to the base. Then push the rolled flower down on the glue and support until it dries. When you’ve made enough roses, hot glue to your project base. . . it could be a tree, wreath or even a gift card.

. . .and there you have it – my vintage paper rose tree!


Added 1st December: These trees were awarded this button at 36th Avenue

button 36thavenue


Don’t forget. . . there’s still a day or two to enter Fee’s Giveaway here.

Just before I go. . . just letting you know I have a limited quantity of personalised stockings available on my Handmade page of my website while stocks last.


Hugs ~ Kerryanne

I’ll be partying with all the link party girls this week


  1. Very beautiful Kerry, perfect colour for my home!

  2. Lovely post.

    Merry Christmas.


  3. so cute Kerryanne

  4. Hey Kerryanne! Your flowery tree looks fabulous, but you’re obviously WAY more patient than I am to spend that long rolling and gluing flowers … PHEW!! Love the look of your Christmas vignette … especially liking cream/winter white Santa … tre chic! ;0) Bear Hugs! KRIS

  5. Your trees are beautiful Kerryanne. The winter white Santa is super – I have a couple in this colourway as they match with my chocolate & cream colour scheme.

    Having a wonderful time again this year with all the super ideas on Simply Christmas.

    Toni xx

  6. You spruced up santa without the red he looks good. I like the flowers very effective.
    Hugs Julie.C

  7. Love the vintage flowers! Great job.

  8. Love your beautiful little trees. Certainly will keep the info available for working on. Thank you very much. 🙂

  9. I love the paper roses! Beautiful!

  10. I enjoyed browsing through your blog. I especially liked your trio of trees. Thanks for sharing the tutorial. I’m from Alabama and would love for you to visit my blog sometime.I’m new at blogging this year but hope to change things soon.

  11. Oh! I love paper roses they are so special, and you too are very talented. I wish I could craft like that, it is on my bucket list. One Day. Have enjoyed my visit and look see around your blog. Thanks for having me. I will follow on my way out so I know the path back to your door and hope you will make your way to my place soon and do the same. Cheers SpecialK XoXo

  12. OK, these are adorable!! I love how your paper rolled tree turned out! It looks so cute with the other trees!

  13. These are so beautiful! (Visiting from Faded Charm.) I’m not sure I have your patience, but I just may try making one next year.

  14. Beautiful!! Those trees look amazing together. I love the color scheme you chose!

  15. LOVE that tree!!! Just beautiful!!

    evie @ brown paper packages

  16. Thanks for the inspiration, I think I need to make one of those trees but a bit smaller! LOL
    hugs Lynn

  17. I’m sorry it took so long to do but it is beautiful! I bet you will cherrish it for a long time to come! Visiting from The Creative

  18. I so enjoy your Christmas posts Kerryanne, all of the great ideas and inspiration.
    I especially love these trees, definitely a must do project for me.
    Oh, and I love the vintage take on Santa

  19. Beautiful trees!

  20. Gorgeous! I want to try making one too.


  21. OOOOOhhhh! I love how these trees turned out! So shabby and chic! I might have to try and make some!


  22. love, love, love the rose trees! awesome.

  23. I’ll be featuring you tomorrow during STICKER TIME… Thank you so much for sharing!

  24. So pretty! Love all three of your trees 🙂

  25. so beautiful! thanks for sharing such pretty projects!

  26. so cute! Thank you for sharing! I would like to make them! Shay 🙂

  27. These look beautiful and worth the work! Great job!

  28. Oh my goodness….Love it! I am so glad to have found your blog at the 36th ave!
    Thank you for sharing!

  29. I am completely in awe of your trees. They are so beautiful and they look like a million bucks! I would love for you to link up to Find Your Craft Friday.

    ps. My grandma was from Sydney!! 😉

  30. the beautiful rose tree.. the lovely song… a wonderful trip… thanks a lot.. merry xmas.

  31. The trees are great, but how you have staged them is terrific.

  32. LOVE LOVE LOVE the Christmas trees. Glad I found your blog!

  33. Anonymous says:

    These are very beautiful!!! If anyone has the cricut and sure-cuts-a-lot you might be able to do this a bit quicker…worth a try, right???

  34. Very cute tree! I love the little flowers!

  35. I am featuring this on my blog this evening! Thanks again for linking up : )

  36. Just featured this post on my very first linky party, and I would love for you to link up as well!
    Myriad Monday Linky Party @ The Allred Abode
    -Katie, your newest follower

  37. Just wanted to leave a comment to let ya know that Ashley @ Cherished Bliss asked me to be a judge for her Christmas Tutorial Link Party and I am featuring you on my blog in my top picks!! I am in AWWWW of this tutorial and I cannot even imagine how long it took to make it but it turned out GORGEOUS!!!!!! I’ll also be listing you on facebook on my Blog facebook page tomorrow too:

  38. Anonymous says:

    Sei bravissima! sono meravigliosi i tuoi lavori.
    Lilli (Le Pentole Fiorite) FB Italy

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