My first posted project - cookie cutter tree

December 1st, 2009 in member junk     
JanieBV JanieBV, member
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This is a tree I just made up this weekend after seeing Birdcolors posts the other day with her various trees.  I loved the idea and hope that she knows copying is the best form of flattery as I always tell my kids.  I cant decide if I like the tree better with or without the vintage strainer.  This was a tree I had and it has a burlap bottom permanently attached.
I had the tree and the fabric that I used to tie the cookie cutters on.  I just picked up the cutters this weekend.
This is it with just the burlap bottom.
This is it with the vintage strainer I have.
The strainer that has been hanging around waiting for the right project.  Is this the right project?
This is a tree I just made up this weekend after seeing Birdcolors posts the other day with her various trees.  I loved the idea and hope that she knows copying is the best form of flattery as I always tell my kids.  I cant decide if I like the tree better with or without the vintage strainer.  This was a tree I had and it has a burlap bottom permanently attached.

This is a tree I just made up this weekend after seeing Birdcolor's posts the other day with her various trees.  I loved the idea and hope that she knows copying is the best form of flattery as I always tell my kids.  I can't decide if I like the tree better with or without the vintage strainer.  This was a tree I had and it has a burlap bottom permanently attached.


I have finally got up enough nerve to make some things myself instead of just salivating over everyone else's projects.  I've been on this site for months and months and finally finished two projects this weekend (both copies of other people's ideas of course).  I love this site and think you all are so creative.


Pattern or design used: copy of birdcolor's tree
posted in: member junk, seasonal, tin-metallic, cookie cutters, Christmas tree

Comments (14)

LloydsLandingofSears writes: Definitely needs the strainer - to be a great little junk tree. It's homey and cute just the way it is, and I love that! ~Mary~ Posted: 1:39 am on November 4th
Cocalotta writes:
The tree is absolute adorable. The cookie cutters are
cute and the colander makes is perfect.
If your first entry is this interesting, I'll sure be
watching for more. Keep up the great work! Posted: 10:36 pm on December 14th
fellowjunker writes: Adorable!
xojanis Posted: 11:10 am on December 3rd
suewannabeinkc writes: Your cookie cutter tree is so cute and creative! I love little trees throughout the house. The metal cookie cutters tied with ribbons are so sweet and festive!
Have you ever put lights on it? An extra string arranged loosely in your colander should send little bits of light all around it and be very pretty.
I used to put a smaller tree like this in our kitchen. I removed the burlap and put it in an empty flour package (the smallest size.) It had small utensils and plastic cookie cutters as ornaments. I like your metal ones better - I need to find some!
I'm looking forward to seeing more of your projects. Thanks for sharing this one! You've inspired me to get my kitchen tree out again!
Joanne Posted: 3:06 pm on December 2nd
suewhitney writes: Yeah!! I'm delighted that you are posting. Your cookie cutter tree is as cute as can be. Love the strainer stand. Thanks so much for sharing and welcome to the wonderful world of posting.

Be Well,
Sue Posted: 12:40 pm on December 2nd
junkermidge writes: Sooooo glad that you decided to post. I hope you find it fun -- and probably addicting. The tree is adorable. Hope you keep creating and posting.
Midge Posted: 8:47 am on December 2nd
Grasshopper22 writes: Thanks for sharing your great idea...love the strainer for the base. Welcome to JMS and am looking forward to more of your posts :) Posted: 8:46 am on December 2nd
birdcolor writes: Janie---love the tree! I would definitely keep the strainer. I think it really adds something to it. For future reference, the burlap bag isn't alway necessarily permanently attached. I take them apart all the time. Usually there is just a block of wood in there. I take off the wood and the insert the wire frame into floral foam in whatever container I have chosed to use as the base. I happen to like the burlap in the strainer though....

Great job!
Robin (birdcolor) Posted: 9:35 pm on December 1st
RustyDiva writes: Great tree and I vote for the strainer too! Posted: 4:54 pm on December 1st
monakent writes: Cute tree. LOVE the strainer!!! gailmarie Posted: 3:07 pm on December 1st
shabbychick writes: Janie - WELCOME!!! And, I'm so glad you've posted your project! (I met Jane this weekend in Columbus - she's so sweet - and a true junker...driving a few hours to get there - on the holiday weekend - that's a junker's determination for sure!!).

I love your tree and especially "with" the strainer! Great job - looking forward to more (and your table....).

Thanks for sharing!

Kathy Posted: 3:02 pm on December 1st
bluebucket writes: Very cute. I like the tree better in the vintage strainer - you know - adds more junk appeal.
yours in junking, doreen Posted: 2:46 pm on December 1st
TinTinJunkFan writes: Adorable...and I like it with the colander base...it adds a nice kitchen sparkle... Posted: 2:45 pm on December 1st
MakinItHappen writes: This is a very cute tree, Janie. Can't wait to see more of your projects!
--gloria Posted: 1:57 pm on December 1st
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