Tuesday, December 20, 2011

paper christmas tree set

These 3D paper Christmas trees were inspired by the paper pumpkins I did last year--same concept just triangles instead of circles.

To make these cut ten 4 x 6 inch triangles, fold them in half (wrong side out), adhere them all together, and then embellish with trim and a tree topper (I attached mine with toothpicks).  The smaller tree triangle sizes are 3 1/2 x 5 inches, and 3 x 4 inches.

I used We R Memory Keepers Peppermint Twist papers and poinsettia brads, Making Memories glitter ribbon, Epiphany Crafts Button Studio Tool Round 20, and black hemp cord.  These are up on my mantle, but they would also make a great centerpiece for a holiday table.

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Lisa Rukin Swift said...

Love these! DD and I made round ornaments in this style a few years ago and I have a hard time keeping them fanned out and open. Is there a trick to it? Thanks!

Aly Dosdall said...

Lisa, thanks for your kind words. The only thing I can suggest is I always do 10-12 circles (or triangles) and that seems to keep them nice and full and fanned out. If you do much less than that, they aren't full enough to stay fanned out. And make sure you use cardstock weight paper. Hope that helps.

Sue @ Cakeballs, cookies and more said...

I love the trees, so cute!

Laurie said...

Love those trees!

Melinda AKA medialady said...

Super cute trees! I need these right now for my mantel which looks very bare this year.