Hey, you guys! Today I'm going to show you how to make a lovely Christmas tree that will brighten your tabletops all through the winter. It's such a simple project that it hardly merits a tutorial, but it can't hurt to walk through the steps together.
- a cardboard or styrofoam craft cone
- a circle punch (mine is 1.5" in diameter, but feel free to use whatever size you like)
- patterned paper
- hot glue gun
The first step is to punch out your circles. This is probably the most time consuming part of the project since, especially if you want to evenly space out some of the patterns in your circle like I did. My trees have circles from about four different double-sided pattern sheets, but I think they would look quite striking in just two or three patterns, too. I would recommend punching a couple dozen circles to start and then adding more later on.
You'll start out gluing the circles at the bottom of the tree, slightly overlapping.
You don't have to cover each punchout in glue. I covered them halfway at most. On some of the circles I only applied a couple of small dots of glue. That way, the bottoms of the circles don't lie completely flat on the cone and your tree gets a little bit of dimension.
Once you start placing the circles, you'll get an idea of how many you'll need to cover your tree. You can punch more circles accordingly.
Keep on working up the body of the tree, making sure your circles overlap enough to cover the cardboard or styrofoam.
Once you get to the top you can glue to circles back to back to form a charming little tree topper!
Make yourself a few of these and you'll have a whole little forest of pretty scrapbook trees to display. Hope you have fun with this one. Happy holidays and happy crafting!