Sunday, October 25, 2009

Paper Christmas Tree


This was inspired by today's Featured Stamper on SCS, Rachel Hope. The tree project was from the December 2008 issue of Martha Stewart Living. I used a wood skewer, a chopstick would work too. Cut out one each of a 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6" circle. Fold each circle in half four times, making nice creases with your bone folder and insert onto skewer, securing with a bit of glue after each addition. You can adjust the pleats a little bit as you go. To make the tree stand upright in the pot, I wadded up a brown paper bag, wrapping around the skewer, packing the brown paper in tightly until that little tree wasn't moving anywhere. Decorate as desired.
I used Stampin' Up Merry Moments designer paper, white satin organza ribbon and felt snowflake from last year's holiday mini and a 2" standard flower pot. The string of lights I had in my stash, no maker known since I had thrown away the original packaging.

10 comments:

Kelly said...

Just wanted you to know that your project will appear on the Late Night Stampers blog finds of the day for Oct. 26. Not a member? Check out http://groups.yahoo.com/group/stampinuplnstampers/.

Tenia Nelson said...

Love this!!

Shasta said...

What a neat project, very cool :)

Velta said...

Oh My Word Joanne ~ I have just seen the last 4 or 5 posts...You are all about Creativity....and I can tell that you are too darn good at what you do!!! TFS!

Lisa Phillippi said...

OH My gosh! So super cute - I have some of those tiny light strands & never knew what to do with them! This is Perfect!!!!!Thanks

Joan Ervin said...

I saw this on SCS and just had to tell you again how much I LOVE this!!!!! I will be making some of these for my Christmas table, for sure!!!! AWESOME work, Joanne!!!!

Abi Bundy said...

Wow This is really cool!

Jaspere said...

This turned out great. Perfect holiday decoration.

Paola said...

Wow, I love this tree. TFS

Sharon Graham said...

Dang, girl, all of these Christmas ideas are absolutely stunning. In addition to being a wonderful person, you're brilliantly talented.