Tutorial: Christmas Paper Trees

This season 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

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