I know you’re crazy busy with Thanksgiving planning, right? So today, I’ll share these easy Paper Christmas Trees that you can make in less than an hour. I’ll post the tutorial for the Sparkling Snowman on Friday when you have more time, and you can read it at your leisure while enjoying a big slice of leftover pumpkin pie. Christmas crafting + pumpkin pie = what could be better? So, let’s start with the Winter Wonderland Trees.
- STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam: 9” x 4” cones (or other sizes of your choice)
- Decorative cupcake liners
- Crepe paper streamers, one role in cream
- Crinkled paper shred in cream
- Spray glitter (Rebekah used Krylon® Glitter Blast)
- Thick, white craft glue
- Tools needed: Scissors; straight pins; white, pearl head pins; newspaper
To make Winter Wonderland Trees:
Fringed Crepe Paper Tree
1. Cut fringe in a one yard length of crepe paper, making cuts ¼” – ½” apart.
2. To decorate the tree, you’ll alternate between layers of fringed crepe paper and cupcake liners. To start, pin the crepe paper fringe around the bottom of the cone, adding a few pleats for fullness. Cut off extra crepe paper.
3. Cut the middle from a cupcake liner. Cut small slits around the inside of the liner. Pin the liner around the cone. Add one or two cupcake liners as needed to complete the row.
4. Repeat the alternating layers – fringed crepe paper, cupcake liners, etc., till the tree is fully decorated.
5. Fold a cupcake liner in half and shape into a cone. Glue to the top of the tree.
6. Cover your work area with newspaper and spray tree with glitter spray. (Be sure to follow the instructions on the can.)
Cupcake & Crinkles Tree
1. This tree is decorated with alternating layers of cupcake liners and paper shred. To start, prepare your cupcake liners, following Step 3 above. Pin the liners around the bottom of the cone.
2. Slightly twist together a small handful of crinkled shred, and glue to the tree. Add more as needed.
3. Continue, adding alternating layers of cupcake liners and paper shred, till the tree is covered.
4. Top off the tree with a small amount of crinkled shred, and secure with white pearl head pins.
5. Cover your work area with newspaper and spray tree with glitter spray. (Be sure to follow the instructions on the can.)
Don’t miss the tutorial for the Sparkling Snowman on Friday.
How’s the Thanksgiving planning going at your house? Are you hosting this year, or feasting elsewhere? We start with a Wednesday night dinner and I’m bringing dessert – a new recipe for an altered angel food cake mix, which calls for pumpkin and spices, and is served with a ginger whipped cream. And I’ll bring some gingerbread cupcakes, too. For Thanksgiving dinner, I’m making a mincemeat pie. You can never have enough dessert, right?