Saturday, December 5, 2009

Saturday Scraps

Check out this totally fun tutorial for a Christmas Tree and Wreath using scrapbooking paper! Courtesy of Pene at Digiridoo Scraps. Click here to see original tutorial.

Christmas Tree and Wreath

Materials Needed:
Styrofoam cone
2 sheets holiday scrapbooking paper
about 260 ball head straight pins
Large star shaped (or other fun shaped) punch

  1. Punch out as many stars (or chosen shape) from your paper as you can.
  2. Pin the shapes to the styrofoam base, being careful to poke at an angle (down) and not through the narrow bits of the cone.
  3. Starting at the top will produce a tree with "leaves" pointing upwards. Starting at the bottom will produce a tree with "leaves" pointing downward.
  4. Tuck the edges of the top shape under the surrounding shapes to cover the styrofoam. Use a little hot glue here if neccessary.
  5. Trim the bottom shapes so they are flush with the edge, and sit flat.

Finished Tree

Close-up view

For best effect use double sided printed paper or cardstock. For an alternate style, use several different green prints, or try color variations.

Christmas Wreath

If you have some leftover shapes this is a fun project to make.
  1. Cut a round "wreath" base from heavy cardstock, cardboard, or whatever stiff material you have.
  2. Cover one side with double sided tape and adhere shapes, or use glue dots to adhere each shape.
  3. Use hot glue or staple a ribbon loop to the back to hang.
  4. OR punch a hole in the top to tie the ribbon through.
  5. Repeat step 2 on the backside for a double sided ornament.
  6. Accent with glitter for a fun sparkly effect.

We love hearing from you! If you have a fun hybrid project, please share!

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