Hey friends! Adrianne here, and I’ve got a fun, 3-D decor craft for your mantel or for your winter vignette. These miniature trees are easy and adorable, and you can make them with whatever paper suits your color scheme. Each tree only took me about 10 minutes to make (prior to drying time), so they’re a quick project that your kids might even like to help with!
3-D Miniature Paper Tree Supplies:
- Core’dinations 6×6 sheets in the Vintage Collection and Glitter Silk Collection (choose 2 sheets for each tree)
- Darice floral die set
- Manual cutting/embossing machine – I use the Sizzix Big Shot
- Scoring board and bone folder
- 1/4 inch hole punch
- 1/4 inch wood dowel(s), and a way to cut them
- Large hole wooden beads
- Wooden spools
- Liquid glue
Step 1. Die-cut a few graduated floral shapes. The 3″ size tree will need two pairs of circles (2-inch and 3-inch diameter), the 4″ tree will need an additional larger circle (4-inch diameter), and the 5″ will need 2 additional circles (4-inch diameter).
Step 2. Cut your wood dowel(s) into appropriate sizes for your space. I cut one 12″ dowel into a 3″, 4″, and 5″ piece. Glue a wooden bead to one end, and allow to dry while you work on the next steps.
Step 3. Score your circles four ways: horizontally, vertically, and diagonally in both directions. Punch the center with a 1/4″ hole punch. Tip: if you don’t have a punch that will reach, fold up the circle, and cut a small hole with scissors.
Step 4. Fold the circles so that the horizontal and vertical lines are folded one way, and the diagonals are folded opposite. This way, you will get a conical shape to form your trees.
Step 5. Add the smallest circles onto the dowel, and add a few dots of quick-drying paper glue underneath to hold them in place. Stagger them so that the dowel underneath doesn’t show, and add circles in increasing sizes, until about 1 inch of dowel is left.
Step 6. Glue the bottom of the dowel into a wooden spool, and allow it to dry.
Now, just make up a matching set for your Christmas decor! The Glitter Silk paper adds a festive shine to the little trees.
What kinds of decor items are you making for Christmas?
Happy Thursday! Are you having fun yet?
We sure are!
This we began a TWO THREE WEEK event introducing our BRAND NEW Design Team! Each member created a layout just for their day on the blog so from today, May 13th -May 31st we will introduce a team member to you. Isn’t that fun??!?!?!
AND TO CELEBRATE THIS EVENT WE ARE GIVING AWAY A PACK OF CARDSTOCK EVERY DAY! Tomorrow morning I will announce today’s random winner…just leave a comment on THIS POST. And then come back and comment the next day. We will be doing this every week day until the end of May so don’t go far!!!
Today’s winner will receive a pack of……
Please note we will only be posting Monday through Friday. We will pick a random winner the following morning (or Monday if it is the weekend) to win a pack of Core’dinations Cardstock. The cardstock pack may vary due to availability. Winners must email email@example.com by June 7 to claim their prizes with the cardstock they won in the subject line. Please include address and phone number in the email.
So curious to see who is our winner from yesterday??????????
Omgosh! That is the most amazing layout!!! I just love the colors and all of that texture!
Today we have new Design Team Member…… Suzanna Lee!
Check out more about Suzanna and her projects on her blog HERE. Here is a little bit about her:
What can I say? I’m just a woman who is obsessed with her husband, her 2 kids, her camera (a Nikon!), living life to the fullest and preserving our memories as we go! Michael and I have been happily married for 14 years. Together we are raising two amazing children—Nikolas, 10, and Mia,almost 7.
I am very diverse when it comes to styles and techniques. I can’t claim any one as a main stay in my projects. I range from clean and simple to layered and packed with little details. The paper and photographs speak to me and I do what feels right. New styles, techniques, products, etc. are some of the major things that offer me inspiration. I am always excited to try new things and new opportunities, in life and with paper crafting.
When I’m not hiding behind my camera or cutting and creating both mess and beauty, I’m a physical therapist. I love what I do and love that it helps fund my hobby and collection! Who needs purses and shoes when you can have paper and embellishments?!
And how much do you loooooove the color combo of this layout??? I just love learning all these random bits about Suzanna.
And some close ups:
Ohhhhhh…embossing! Our 6×6 pads are a great way to add small deatils to layouts….they aren’t just for cards!
Now a little bit about Suzanna’s layout:
Every now and again, I try to do a page about myself. My kids love pouring through the albums and love seeing themselves but I know there will come a time when they will wish there was more of Mum and Dad. I know I love learning the little details of my parents’ lives. This layout served that purpose as well as sharing a little bit about myself with you. Random bits about Suzanna Lee. I literally wrote the first 5 thoughts that came to mind. I did say random! I also wanted to showcase how amazing core is! There is one piece of patterned paper on this page, the majority of the paper is Core of one type or another. All those different lines come together as a cohesive whole! Amazing!