Monday, November 26, 2012

Day 3 of 10

Welcome back!  We are on day 3 of 10 for Christmas projects!

If you have missed any of my previous projects, we have done Driftwood Tree on Canvas and Rustic Yarn Trees.  Today I am showing you my version of a Paper Tree made from...whatever paper you want!!  I originally found this idea on Pinterest (of course), so please visit my board Holiday Crafts and check it out.

There are many ways you can do this project, but I chose the least expensive way and used mostly supplies I already had.  The only things I purchased was the glass base ($1.99 at Goodwill) and the wire center with a clear bead at the top.  I found a pack of 5 at Walmart.  They are for floral arrangements.

I saved a bunch of the holiday catalogs and cut my squares for the tree from pages that had the colors that I wanted in my tree (whites, greys, reds, greens, and golds).  I cut 10 pieces for each size square.  The largest (bottom of the tree) square started at 4" and I went down 1/4" for each size, the smallest square being 1 1/4".  I also cut small squares of cardboard to separate layers of paper on the tree.  If you want a more shelfy tree, you can do a piece of card board for each piece of paper.  I did 4 pieces of paper and a piece of cardboard.  That is pretty much it! 

My mom decided it would be fun to do these as a craft with the girls in the family after Thanksgiving.  They decided they wanted to use old book pages like Pinterest showed.  They used wood skewers instead of the wire that I chose, and some of them spaced their paper out more.  My mom brought some old candle stick holders she had at home and we stuffed the hole with some green floral foam, used a little glue and stuck the skewer in.  Here are the pictures from how theirs turned out.  It was a very simple project for all ability levels.
Tip on cutting: you can use scalloped paper scissors or you can use a scalloped blade to a rotary cutter which is definitely the fastest!!
Last but not least, you can choose a topper for your tree.  Hope you enjoyed our craft for the day. 
Simple & Sweet!
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  1. Very cute!! I love this one because my kids can do it with me!! Pinning!

  2. Those are so much fun, I want to make some!

  3. That is so cute, I'm going to have to make me one! I would love for you to share it at my blog party!



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