Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Paper Tree Tutorial

Hello friends!
Today we are sharing a quick and easy tutorial for a paper tree.
Perfect project to make with your kids or grandkids, it's so easy!

Cut a variety of scallops or circles out of cardstock.
I used 9 scallops, but feel free to cut more for a fuller tree.

Then cut or poke small holes in the center of each scallop.
You want the holes to be very small.
I just eyeballed the center of each scallop, mot minding if the were a little uneven, as it added a little whimsy to the tree.

Then with a pipe cleaner, string on your scallops, starting with the biggest and layering them down leaving a small space in between each one.

For the base of the tree, I used a small wooden spool that I picked up in the wood section at a local craft store. I then glittered it and covered one end with paper to cover the hole so that your pipe cleaner won't go all the way through the spool.

I then set the pipe cleaner down in the hole, which didn't require glue to stand but if you want it to be a little more sturdy then you can add glue to the pipe cleaner before inserting it in the spool.
I then added a star shaped stick pin to the top for my tree topper. You could also cut a star from paper and glue to the top.
It's done! Although I decided after finishing it that it would be pretty to glitter the edges of each scallop before stringing them on the pipe cleaner for a more festive style. There are so many ways to dress these up and try different shapes to get different looks such a triangles or a square tree.
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and give it a try!

Wishing you a lovely day, Lindsey


Chantal Vandenberg said...

Wow! This is AWESOME!!!

ImagiMeri said...

Hi Ladies,

Very sweet Lindsey!

I'm wishing you all the happiest of Thanksgiving's.

God Bless,

Anonymous said...

So adorable..... Not just for kids ! ! I think a lot of us seniors would like to try it!!
Happy Thanksgiving!!

Holly- Cutie Pie Cottage said...

Cute! Thanks for this idea, Lindsey! I don't have a scallop punch and only one circle punch so I'm wondering about different sizes of triangles. I'll experiment! ♥

Cindy said...

Very cute idea!

Sherry from Alabama said...

How sweet! These would be perfect for my Children's Church class to make! Hope you have a warm, happy Thanksgiving!

Sherry @ A Happy Valentine

Pamela said...

Oh so cute!! I will have to try this..wishing you and yours a Happy Thanksgiving.

Nan said...

Girls this is beautiful. I love your little creation here. Happy Thanksgiving.

Mary said...

Quick, easy and extremely cute! This really is a great craft, thanks for sharing..Happy Thanksgiving!

BucksCountyFolkArt said...

VERY CUTE idea! Thanks for sharing your ideas.

By the way, an idea for that vintage reindeer - I have 2 just like it and had the most fun giving them sparkle. I glued and glittered them in two shades of pink. Then added old costume jewelry to decorate them. I currently have them on Etsy, but secretly hope they won't sell because I love them so much!! Stop by and check them out when you get a chance.


PinkGranny said...

So sweet! Happy Thanksgiving!

Stephanie Suzanne ♥ Queen of Dreamsz said...

This is so sweet.

Happy Thanksgiving to the two of you. Have a wonderful day with those you love.

Steph ♥