Happy Holidays! It’s that time of year when all I can think about is CHRISTMAS! Tonight, the jolly Elf on the Shelf will be making his debut in our home (heaven help us!), and I decided to really do something special on the blog this year. So I will be doing a 25 Days of Christmas countdown. Today, December 1st is DAY ONE, and I want to start us off with a fun DIY Decorative Paper Christmas Tree craft! You can make these with the kids or as a girls night, and they are SO much fun! Follow along and remember to check back for more Christmas goodies each day!
Here’s what you’ll need:
- 7 pieces of heavyweight scrapbooking paper ( 2 green designs, 2 red designs, 3 plain white)
- red and green buttons about 40 total (less if you spread them out further apart) and one large green button.
- 1 – 2 sheets of red tissue paper
- glue gun and glue sticks
- red, green and yellow (or gold) washi tape designs
How to Make:
Use scissors and glue to wrap and secure your scrapbook paper into cones of various heights and widths. If you have trouble, try cutting circles of different sizes with a cut up to the middle and then bringing the cut edges together until a cone forms.
Take your first of three white trees and using the glue gun, stagger dots of glue and the red and white buttons around the tree from the bottom to the very top.
At the top add the large green button. Once finished, gently pull excess strings from the glue gun away for a clean look.
Tissue Paper Trees
You will need another one of the white trees, two sheets of red tissue paper, scissors and the glue gun. Tear strips of tissue paper all the same width (approximately 2 inches wide shown).
Use the glue gun to apply a strip of glue 2 inches from the base. Crinkle a strip of tissue so that it gets a ruffle effect and press it to the strip of glue. Repeat all the way up the tree trimming the excess length as you go.
Washi Tape Trees
You will need your last white tree and your washi tape. The washi tape will not lay evenly on the tree if you attach it going around the tree. It works best to apply it in long strips lengthwise as shown. Apply on after the other from top to bottom and trim excess as needed.
You have completed your trees and are ready to display them anywhere for a gorgeous holiday decoration! From mantels to window sills these tress are sure to add holiday cheer!
Come back tomorrow for another great Christmas post sure to inspire you for the holidays! If you like what you see, be sure to pin it and share it!