Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Tutorial: Christmas Paper Trees

I wanted to add a little something extra to my mantel so I decided to make these paper trees to match the blocks that I had made and the Christmas Tree Decor that was already on the mantel. Here is a quick tutorial to show you how to make them for yourself.


Big Tree: Circle cut outs of 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 inches in diameter
Small Tree: Circle cut outs of 2, 3, 4 and 5 inches in diameter
Wood dowels
glue gun 
and something to use for a base 
(my husband just drilled me circles out of scrap wood)



Fold each circle in half 4 times



This is what they should look like when folded completely


Snip the tip off of all circles EXCEPT the smallest circle


Once you have folded them unfold the circles and begin to fold along the creases accordion style
Your circles should look like this picture above when done


Hot glue the smallest circle to the top of the wood dowel
Then begin to slide the remaining circles on from the bottom and glue them into place



Once you are down to the bottom slip on your base and cut your dowel to the length desired
Hot glue your dowel into your base


All done!! 



Our Christmas Mantel


ENJOY!
~Nichole~

48 comments:

  1. Very cute and creative! Your mantel definitely looks like it's all ready for Christmas. Thanks for sharing :) Enjoy the rest of your week.

    Hugs,
    Stephanie

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  2. How cute are these?! I love them! Will definitely be making some soon :D

    Jessica
    http://ellaandharry.blogspot.ca

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  3. What a great idea! I love how co-ordinated your mantel is - lovely :)

    Thank you for sharing this at The Purple Pumpkin Blog Link Party #12

    Michelle xx

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    1. Thank you very much. It was fun getting everything to match :)

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  4. Cute! Thank you for sharing these to our 12 Days of Christmas {Goodies} link-up! :)

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  5. This would be a perfect craft to do with my kids, thanks for sharing!

    Following you back, thanks for popping by my blog :)

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    (¸.·´ (¸.·`¤... Jennifer
    http://jennsrandomscraps.blogspot.ca/
    http://pinterest.com/jennp6/

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  6. So cute!! I love paper crafts! Stopping by from Stringtown Home!

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    1. Thank you very much. And thank you for coming by for a visit :)

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  7. Very pretty! And your finished mantel looks great!

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  8. Such pretty little trees!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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  9. so clever! and your mantle is beautiful!

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  10. So cute & clever! Totally doing this with scraps I have.

    Thanks for linking up at Thursday Obsessions! If you could take a minute, I have another linkup party going on with a Christmas theme. If you think up there, you get entered for a chance to win a Starbucks giftcard. Hope to see this there

    http://gluedtomycrafts.blogspot.com/2012/11/the-low-down-on-12-days-of-christmas.html

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  11. I love the little trees, so simple yet so cute. I will have to try those. Will be following you
    Janice

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    1. Aw thanks! And thank you for coming by :)

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  12. What a clever idea. I think my kids will have fun trying these. Pinning! Thanks for sharing this week at One Creative Weekend! Have a great weekend!

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    1. Thank you very much. Thanks for hosting the linky party! :)

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  13. Oh my gosh I love those! Those are the coolest! Thanks for sharing at The Fun In Functional!

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    1. Stopping by again to let you know I featured this today on my blog! You can check it out and grab a Featured button here: The Fun In Functional link party

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    2. Thank you so much! That is really sweet of you to feature me :) I truly appreciate it!

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  14. Love your Christmas mantle! Now that I'm a mommy I want to be a bit more like all you crafty types. :)

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    1. Thank you! When I became a Mommy I got the same feeling of wanting to do more for them and especially now that my kids are getting older and are becoming extremely fascinated by pretty things :)

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  15. Your mantel is so pretty, bright and colorful! Love it :) Thanks for sharing your projects with my NO RULES Weekend Blog Party!

    Paula
    lifeasweknowitbypaula.blogspot.com

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  16. These are so cute. Great tutorial.
    Thanks for sharing at the Adorned From Above Blog Hop.
    Adorned From Above,
    Debi.
    The Busy Bee's,
    Myrna and Joye.

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  17. Hi Love,
    These are sooo stinking cute! I featured them on my Pink Hippo Party @ http://pinkapotamus.blogspot.com/2012/12/pink-hippo-party-108.html
    xoxo
    Amie @ Pinkapotamus

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    1. Thank you very much! AND thank you for the feature! That is really nice of you :)

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  18. Thanks so much for linking up to Your Whims Wednesday, I featured this on my blog tonight! Come stop by and grab a featured button: http://www.mygirlishwhims.com/2012/12/your-whims-wednesday-89-and-features.html

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  19. Nichole,
    These came out so cute. Thanks so much for sharing at Wednesday's Adorned From Above Blog Hop. This weeks party is live. I hope to see you there.
    http://www.adornedfromabove.com/2012/12/7-recipes-and-wednesdays-adorned-from.html
    Debi @ Adorned From Above
    Joye and Myrna @ The Busy Bee's
    Linda @ With A Blast

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  20. Hey Nichole - I dig these paper trees. the wreath above is gorgeous too!

    Thanks so linking up last week at the Humble Brag. Hope you'll come back tomorrow to link up. Also the Silhouette Cameo giveaway ends this weekend!

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Thank you for stopping by. I LOVE comments.. Who wouldn't? I read all your comments and will do my best to reply to them all.. Can't wait to hear from you.
~Nichole~

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