Re-tree. The mummified x-mas tree.

I think it was 4 years ago- then I was invited by this guy to decorate a Christmas tree. Each year a set of designers/fashion personas etc. get the join a Christmas Tree exhibition at Hotel Birger Jarl in Stockholm.
It was funny cause most of the others where there for like an hour just adding cools stuff to their tree.
My idea, the Re-tree, was that I could be able to reuse the tree the next year. You buy a tree and when it loose it’s needles you wrap the branches and put it in your garage.
Saving the environment a little but still to enjoy a tree.


I reused old clothes and kind of mummified the whole tree.  12 hours straight I made it and had friends passing by – helping out all the way so we could say it took about 24 hours to make this tree.
I still love the idea.
Unfortunately I didn’t get any great shots from it. But you get the picture – right?

The birds hanging in the tree are made of old Christmas linens that I found second hand.

xx/Isabelle

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9 Responses to Re-tree. The mummified x-mas tree.

  1. Yaya November 27, 2011 at 22:30 #

    This is so awesome! I love this!

  2. med et lekent sinn November 28, 2011 at 00:01 #

    Love it! SÅ inspirerende, jeg blir så glad!

  3. I huvudet på Elvaelva November 28, 2011 at 00:17 #

    Fullständigt underbart!! Och sen måste jag passa på att ge dig en puff från min femåriga dotter också. Du är hennes absolut största idol och hon tycker att du (precis när som helst) kan komma och göra om hennes rum till något betydligt glammigare än vad hennes mossiga päron har lyckats leverera… :-D http://ihuvudetpa.elvaelva.se/inspiration/inredning/123-barnrum

  4. Jenny at dos family November 28, 2011 at 08:29 #

    Aaaaa perfekt för en allergiker som jag. Är så trött på våra plastgranar. Men frågan är: har jag tålamod nog för detta projekt.

  5. Åsa November 28, 2011 at 09:37 #

    Ja! Den granen minns jag, så jädrans smart idé! + där är väl fåglarna som du snicksnackade om för något tag sen?!

  6. Fridas fina November 28, 2011 at 11:44 #

    Guu va fint! :-)

  7. Isabelle November 29, 2011 at 22:45 #

    I really don’t know if it’s worth it. The idea is good but I burned my fingers on the glue gun and I the whole tree got a bit sad after a while anyway. But I like the idea.

  8. Chavah December 5, 2011 at 00:36 #

    I absolutely love this idea and may attempt to convince my husband and children to help me do this one year!
    Isabelle: Great – but remember mine got a bit sad (hanging) even though the idea is nice. Maybe you also need to make some branches harder with something… and I used a glue gun to make the fabric stick.

  9. Joanne December 20, 2011 at 23:29 #

    so creative. intricate and very pretty.

    !
    Isabelle: thank you

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