Nov 25, 2011

Make a Paper Christmas Tree



Wanna spruce up an ordinary boring night and make something fun? It is very easy, here is what you need: a couple of good friends, paper, preferably green, scissors, scotch tape or glue dots, a piece of wire (an old metal hanger works well) a few beers and a CD with Christmas songs to keep the spirit going lol =) Although by now you are probably tired of hearing Christmas songs as they accompany you on every corner, in that case any good music or a movie will work!

Lets get started.


#1 Draw two circles on construction paper using a bowl and a cup, divide the circle in half, then in quarters and each quarter into three sections. Total of 12 sections.
Make sure to cut the next circle a bit smaller then the previous one and reduce the number of sections every so often so that the tree takes a shape of a triangle.


#2 Cut the circle out and slit each section to where the small circle begins.







#3 Bring the corners towards you and fold one end over the other. Using glue dots from the inside glue the ends together.  




#4 Repeat until it resembles a star and flip it over.





 



#5 Use a needle, a bobby pin or a toothpick to poke a hole in the center. It is better to stick a peace of tape on the inside so that the paper wont tear when the hole is punched ;)




#6 Fold one end of the wire into a loop so that it may stand up. 
 


#7 Slip each star on the wire to form a Christmas tree.

TIPS:
- Try using different colored paper, for example make three Christmas trees. The biggest one from a green paper, middle one from red paper and the smallest one can be white.




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1 comment:

  1. i like the look of this tree and your directions are very clear. i plan on making several of these for next Christmas. thank you so much for sharing

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