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Winter Holiday Hop :: Paper Christmas Tree

Christmass tree

Remember
This December,
That love weighs more than gold!
~Josephine Dodge Daskam Bacon

A colorful holiday tree to decorate your sideboard, mantle or dining table.  Use a paper with a holiday print or upcycle from your stash.  This project is easily completed in an afternoon.

You will need:

1" diameter circle paper punch
1" star paper punch
12" tall x 4" diameter base paper cone
thick glue (I used Aleene's® Fast Grab Tacky Glue™.)
scissors
ruler
toothpick
awl
pencil or pen 
2 sheets of 12" x 12" holiday-themed paper in one print
1 sheet of holiday-themed cardstock 

Let's create!

1. Mark your cone.  Begin by making a mark  1" up from the base of the cone.  Now mark every 3/4" from this mark to the tip.  These marks will be your guide for lining up and overlapping your circles.

2. Punch circles.  With your ruler, mark 1 1/4"  rows along the back of your holiday-themed paper.  Cut the paper into strips along the lines.  Using your circle punch, cut circles out of the paper strips.

3. Glue the circles around the cone.  Starting from the base and working your way to the top, glue the circles to the cone.  Add glue only to top underside of the circle.  This will allow the cicles to overlap like scales.

©2012 Lindsay Obermeyer Paper Christmas Tree, overlapping circles

4.  Make a star.   Once you've covered your cone with overlapping circles, use your awl to poke a hole at the tip.  Punch out two starts from cardstock.  Add some glue to the center back of one star. Place the toothpick in the glue.  Add the other star.  Allow to dry.  Be sure you glue the backsides of the cardstock together and not the frontsides!  

©2012 Lindsay Obermeyer Making a star!

5.  Place the star at the top of the tree.  Push the toothpick into the hole you made at the top of the tree.  Allow only the star to be visible.  If the connection is not secure, add a dab of thick glue and allow to dry.

A big thank you to Jen Goode of 100 Directions for organizing this blog hop!  There may be some blogs that will be offering giveaways so make sure you leave comments along the way.


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Comments

Jen Goode

I absolutely love this tree AND I have a circle punch, so I'm going to have to work extra hard to stay focused today and not get crafty - thanks so much for the wonderful inspiration and for sharing in the Winter Hop today!

Tiffany Windsor

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this tree! (And I love Aleene's Fast Grab Tacky Glue!:)Thank you for sharing!

DebbieK

Such sweet projects! Would also make wonderful projects for children to work on as gifts for family and friends. Thanks for sharing:)
- DebbieK

Lindsay Obermeyer

Thank you! I agree! This would make a great project for children too. I am in the process of making a second one using glitter paper. ;-)

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