Paper Christmas Trees
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Paper Christmas Trees

Pretty paper loops make beautiful Christmas Trees that can be reused year after year!

Designed by Suezi Gurzi, courtesy of me&my BIG ideas®.

Craft Time: 60+ minutes
Uses Recycled Items: No
 
 
 
 
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Material List

  • Santa's Christmas Specialty Paper Pad by me & my BIG ideasĀ®
  • Let It Snow Specialty Paper Pad by me & my BIG ideasĀ®
  • 3 Styrofoam cones: 12", 9" and 6" Tall
  • Chenelle Stems: Green and Red
  • Straight Pins
  • Low Heat Glue Gun & Glue
  • Decorative Edge PUnch: 1 1/2" Scallop Circle Punch and Crimper
  • Ruler
  • Scissors
  • Paper Trimmer
 

Project Instructions

12” Tree

After choosing four different coordinating papers from pad, trim eight 2” x 12” strips from each pattern. Note: you will need two pieces of paper for each pattern.

Punch along one 12” edge on each sheet with your decorative edge punch then run each strip through the crimper.

Measure and mark vertically on cone in 1” increments.

Starting at the bottom of the cone, secure your first strip at the bottom 1” measurement with a push pin into the cone. Note: the paper will overhang at bottom.

Gather paper as you go and at each gather secure with a push pin.

As each strip ends, start the same process with the same paper trying to make it look like one continuous piece per layer. Continue to create each layer the same beginning at the next 1” mark alternating different patterns with each layer.

Punch 1” scallop circle and hot glue to the top of the cone.

9” Tree

Continue same method for this tree trimming only 7 strips of each patterned paper.

6” Tree

Continue same method for this tree, choosing only three coordinating papers and trimming only 6 strips of each patterned paper.

Tree toppers

Twist red or green pipe cleaner to measure about 2” and best match your tree and punch through top of each tree.

Choose left over patterned strips,one for each tree, accordion fold each and glue ends together.

Push center flat to create a full circle flower.

Using glue gun, glue center together to maintain it’s form.

Punch another scallop circle and glue in center of flower. Glue to pipe clean to create tree topper.

Tips

Seasonal paper crafts if properly packed can be reused year after year!