Sunday, December 11, 2011

Day 2 - Rolled Christmas Tree


Rolled Christmas Tree
Need a little Holiday décor or a cute gift?  These Rolled Christmas trees are all the rage right now; you will see them everywhere. They look complicated but really they are not only easy but go together really quickly.

Make one up today and wow your friends!
Supplies needed:
Printed Paper
Star punch
Buttons
Glue gun
Red tacky tape
Foam dots
½” dowel (or a pencil if you don’t have a dowel)
*Optional: A frame or canvas, I bought a wood tray at the dollar store.
(You can also use a piece of chipboard without a frame if that is all you have on hand.)
Spray paint
Mod Podge


Instructions:
1.     Spray Paint the frame to match your paper. Let dry and sand the edges.
2.     Cut a piece of printed paper to fit the back of your frame.
3.     Use either Mod Podge or Red Tacky tape to adhere the paper to the back of the frame.
4.     Cut the following strips from Printed paper.
3-2x2 brown and one of each of the following from random papers
2x5, 2x4 ½, 2x4, 2x3 ½, 2x3, 2x2 ½, 2x2,
2x1 ½.
You may need to adjust the strips depending on the size of frame you are using. You can add as many layers as needed just keep them about ½ smaller then the strip under it.
5.     To make each roll, run tape along the long side of the edge of the strip and roll it on a dowel. Do this for each strip.
6.      With the seam side down, use a glue gun to glue each roll to the back of the frame.
7.     Cut or punch out 3 stars.  With foam pop dots layer the stars.
8.     Add the star with one more pop dot.


1.     Tie a knot in the ribbon and glue it to the front of the star with the glue gun.
10. Use the glue gun to glue buttons to your tree.
That’s really all there is to it. 

I chose to use paper from Simple Stories, the 25 Days of Christmas collection.  This might be one of my favorites for the season.   You could even use scrap paper that you have laying around.

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