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