These Paper Christmas Trees are so bright and so fun, you absolutely can see the forest for the trees. There’s no missing their colorful patterns and whimsical trims. You can easily make these Paper Christmas Trees your own: make more trees; make them larger or smaller; have each family member design a tree for the forest; and of course, change up the papers and trims. How would you decorate your Paper Christmas Trees?
To make a Forest of Paper Christmas Trees, you’ll need:
- STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam: Two, 1” x 12” x 12” blocks, or a 1” x 12” x 36” sheet
- Scrapbook paper, five sheets in coordinating Christmas patterns
- Ribbon, 1” wide, in assorted styles and colors
- Trims and accents, including buttons, beads, and ric rac
- Double-sided tape
- Tools needed: Scissors; pencil; ruler; serrated knife and an old candle or bar of soap
To make a Forest of Paper Christmas Trees:
1. Using the ruler and a sharp pencil, draw five different triangles on the foam blocks or foam sheet. The triangles can be tall and skinny, short and wide, and anything in between.
2. Wax the knife with an old candle or bar of soap, and cut out each triangle. (Note: If you’re working with kids, always have an adult do this step.)
3. Use the tree shapes as templates and trace each shape onto the backs of the patterned papers. You will need two pieces of the same paper for each tree. Cut out the paper triangles.
4. Apply double sided tape to both sides of each tree. Adhere the paper to each tree, matching the front and back. (Or, mix ‘em up!)
5. Run double sided tape up and down the exposed sides of each tree. Adhere a different ribbon to each tree, covering the foam sides.
6. Decorate each tree with buttons, beads, ric rac, ribbons, and any other accents you have on hand.
The Festival of Trees continues tomorrow, and here’s a little sneak peek. Gorgeous! You don’t want to miss it!
And don’t forget — today is the last day to enter the Cozy Home giveaway. I’ll announce the winner tomorrow.