You know how you're looking at a magazine or catalog and see an adorable craft item for sale and immediately think, "I can do that!"? Well, that's what I thought when I saw Christmas Trees made with patterned paper. So, I set out to duplicate the project...
Here's what you'll need:
- 2 foam christmas tree shapes, mine are approx, 9" & 7"
- Frostwood Lodge DSP, #124002 $10.95
- Large Oval Punch, #119855 $15.95
- Glue Dots, #103683 $4.95
- Bone Folder, #102300, $6.95
- Glimmer paper, Red #121790 $4.95, Silver #124005 $4.95
- Scallop Circle Punch, 2-3/8" #118874 $16.95, 1-3/4" #119854 $16.95
- Ribbon for two bows on each tree. These are adhered with glue dots to the toothpick topper
- Toothpick to use for the topper
- Star punch
Start by punching lots & lots of ovals with your punch from the DSP. My larger tree used approximately 2 1/2 sheets of the 12" x 12" paper and the smaller tree used 2 sheets. Then curl the paper with your bone folder
Starting at the bottom of the foam tree, start adhere the ovals with your glue dots. Each one of my "leaves" need at least two glue dots. Don't bother trying to use glue, it takes too long to dry and then you can't work quickly.
Just keep going around and around the foam tree with the leaves until you get one layer away from the top.
Before you adhere the last layer of leaves, punch out a Scallop Circle of matching DSP and adhere to the top. Cut a few slits in the scallop and press the edges down around the top. Kinda like draping a sheet over a table. (I'm sorry, I forgot to take a picture of this part.) Adhere the last layer of leaves to the tree all the way to the top edge.
For the topper, I made a two sided star and scotchtaped it to a wooden toothpick. I made two bow and adhered them right under the stars to the toothpick with glue dots. Viola! it's all done.
Send me pictures of yours! I'd love to see your creations!