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Paper Topairy Tree

blogged by me domestic goddess On 12/04/2008 04:51:00 PM

Todays Christmas tutorial is my class I did for the Christmas workshop, over at Bad Girls.

I love these paper trees, they are so versatile.

Lets grab our supplies!

• A selection of pattern papers
• Embellishments – I used blooms and brads
• Ribbon
• Tin container
• Circle punch or diecut 3” – 4”
• Glue stick
• Scoring tool
• Wooden dowelling or stick
• Floral foam and moss
• Glue gun

To assemble :

• First punch out 20 circles in various papers. Punch a hole in one of the circles for your wooden stick to go through.
• Score a triangle on all 20 circles and fold upwards

• With your glue stick , glue 5 circles together for the top and five circle for the bottom

• Next glue the remaining 10 circles to form a band.
• Glue top and bottom to the middle band

• Cut your dowelling to required size, remember your paper ball sits on top, • Now wrap your dowelling with ribbon, or paint. I left mine as is.

• Add the floral foam to your pot. Stick the doweling into the centre of the moss and using a glue gun secure in place.
• Add the moss to the top of your pot. I placed 2 flowers layered onto the top of the moss and made a hole in the centre for the doweling to go through.
• Now you can secure the paper ball to your dowelling using a glue gun.
• Finally tie ribbons around the bottom of the paper ball. I decorated my paper ball with some small brads in the centre of each section.
• Enjoy!

Change the size of your punch for a different size tree. I have made a mini tree using a 1” punch, and Fancy Pants Christmas papers which I will photograph and pop on my blog! Here is a tree I made for our Easter table this year.

Do share your creations with me, by posting a link in the comments section.

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Tomorrow is Five Fav Friday, and I will be sharing my favourite Christmas projects form a round the web

See you tomorrow

Hugs and thanks as always for stopping by

Anna x

5 Response to 'Paper Topairy Tree'

  1.'> 6:25 PM

    That is a great Idea, I am going to do that for my Daughter's playroom, I wanted cute little topiaries to sit on top of her shelves these will be super adorable!!!


  2. suebaru Said,'> 7:14 PM

    Something else to add on on to my 'to do' list!


  3. Sara Said,'> 9:27 PM

    I love these too and also made some in the Spring time which I used again for Evies birthday with a matching birthday banner! Like the new look blog hun xx


  4. gudrun Said,'> 11:21 PM

    Oh, this tree is SO cute!! thanks for the tutorial!!


  5. Patricia Said,'> 12:03 AM

    This ine is really cute!! Thanks for sharing!!