Sunday, October 25, 2009
Paper Christmas Tree
This was inspired by today's Featured Stamper on SCS, Rachel Hope. The tree project was from the December 2008 issue of Martha Stewart Living. I used a wood skewer, a chopstick would work too. Cut out one each of a 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6" circle. Fold each circle in half four times, making nice creases with your bone folder and insert onto skewer, securing with a bit of glue after each addition. You can adjust the pleats a little bit as you go. To make the tree stand upright in the pot, I wadded up a brown paper bag, wrapping around the skewer, packing the brown paper in tightly until that little tree wasn't moving anywhere. Decorate as desired.
I used Stampin' Up Merry Moments designer paper, white satin organza ribbon and felt snowflake from last year's holiday mini and a 2" standard flower pot. The string of lights I had in my stash, no maker known since I had thrown away the original packaging.