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Thursday, December 1, 2011

.:{SCC} - Paper Trees:.

hi! my name is linda and i'm a craft addict. i'm the gal behind Craftaholics Anonymous, a site brimming with crafts, home decor, DIY, tutorials, and holiday decorating! my crafting philosophy is: Crafting doesn't have to be expensive, just CREATIVE!


today i'm going to share with you an easy paper project that is great for kids! {plus, its not super breakable....which is handy when you have kiddos that like to play with your decorations, like my 2 little cuties do!

How to Make an Easy Paper Christmas Tree



1. take 1 sheet of 12x12 card stock and wrap around to form a cone shape. secure in place with hot glue or glue dots.

2. trim the bottom of the cone so that it is straight across. {easier said than done!}

3. adjust bottom as needed so that tree stands straight {or at least appears to be straight-ish. doesn't have to be perfect.}

4. cut 1.5 sheets of 12x12 scrapbook paper into .75" x 2.5" strips. {double sided paper is ideal, not necessary.} using your fingers or a pen, curl your little paper strips. tip: i noticed that the lighter weight paper curled better and didn't have little creases where it curled. but both work just fine.

5. using paper glue, apply the curled paper strips around the cone in lines starting at the bottom and work your way to the top. overlap the rows to cover the cone the best you can.

6. take a strip, wrap it around the top and glue in place. embellish with beads, buttons, glitter, tinsel, etc.

well i hope you enjoyed this easy craft! if you ever have a crafting question, feel free to post it on my Craftaholics Anonymous Facebook page. we get great crafty discussions and threads going!

happy {holiday} crafting!

linda


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What a fun idea! I love crafts that kids can do with you, and also that you don't have to worry too much about kids handling. There are so many ways you could mix it up with different papers and embellishments!

4 comments:

  1. I love that cute tree. You are so creative. I'm soooo going to make some of those. Thanks for the tutorial. :)

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  2. ohmigosh those trees are so cute! You make that look REALLY simple to do! Would you please share this with our readers for Fun Stuff Fridays linky party? http://www.toysinthedryer.com/2011/12/fun-stuff-fridays-2.html

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