Nov 17, 2012

christmas tree ornament tutorial

Here is the Christmas Tree Tutorial we created for the girls at Easy to make and oh! so cute... 
Purchase kits here
Purchase premade christmas trees here
Available for the Silhouette here

-Cut a triangle from printed paper or cardstock. Score and fold in half. Even up both sides with each other.
-Cut / score two more triangles, the same size. The one shown is approximately 3" x 4", but they can easily be smaller or larger.
-Add some white craft glue to half of a folded back (right side is folded inward) and place another folded half on top.
-Once all three are glued together, add white crafting glue to remaining side and down the middle.
-Add a strung silver bell, with red and white bakers twine in the middle as shown and press the two remaining sides together.
-Tie a knot to hang. Trim.

These simple trees can be made from your favorite printed papers. I love to make them from plain cardstock and let my grandkids decorate them with glitter, buttons, sequins and such... creating a memorable keepsake. This would be a great project for a classroom or church group, especially if they were pre-done and ready to decorate with small hands.