Last Saturday for the kids class at the shop we made Christmas trees and they turned out beautifully so I thought I would share them with you.
- 1 21cm x 21cm square of cardstock
- Double sided patterned paper for circles – 1 12×12 sheet is sufficient but you might like to use a couple of different papers to make patterns
- Three circle punches 1″, 11/4″ and 11/2″
- Two chipboard stars for the top
- Paint or glimmermist etc to colour the stars
- Double sided tape
- Strong glue like Helmar 450
- Paint brush
- Roll the cardstock square in to a cone and secure with double sided tape. (Because I made twelve cones I made one from thin cardboard and used this as a guide to roll the others – it would be useful to do this if making more than one)
- Punch out the following circles – 30 with the 11/2″punch, 20 with the 11/4″ punch and 10 with the 1″ punch
- Roll the circles around the paint brush so that they are curved.
- Starting at the bottom of the cone attach the circles in rings using the DST. I put a ring of tape on the cone and then pressed the circles onto it attaching them near their top edge. Start with the biggest circles first working up to the medium and then small. I put four rings of large circle on my tree then three rings of medium and three rings of the small circles – just adjust this to suit your tree.
- Glue the stars to the top of the tree with the helmar 450 glue. place them back to back with the bottom edge open and sitting over the top of the cone.
- We didn’t have time in the class bit if you wanted to you could add some sparkle with kindy glitz, glimmermist, stick on rhinestones or something else of your choice.
If you have a go at making one of these trees please share it with us and thankyou for taking the time to visit our blog.