Earlier today I shared my obsession with christmas cone trees. It’s a sickness people.
And then I shared how to make this little hemp wrapped ditty. It’s like Kate Hudson…cute, little and one with nature.
And now I am back to share how to make this little paper tree…let’s call her Natalie Portman. I think it fits. She’s light, delicate, and stylish.
AND CHEAP. That attribute is not like Nat…(see how we are on first name basis now? It’s like I name a craft after her and WAHLA…instant friends with a celebrity. Seriously though, call me Nat…let’s chat about the bald head thing and if you ever want to pull a G.I. Jane again. )
Okay – back to crafting trees.
I did the same process as before with the hemp tree to form the base.
Cardstock. Trim. Roll. Tape.
Now here’s where I ventured out on a limb. I could have used plain white paper. Or even velum paper. But I didn’t have time to search through all my paper to find velum. So instead I created a bit of a see-through wax paper conglomerate of my own.
I took three pieces of wax paper and ironed them together. My setting was on low…and I used parchment paper on either side to protect the countertop and the iron.
I love it. Did you know that you can use this same method, then cut circles and make a capiz light? yeah. Awesome.
But we aren’t doing that today. We are making a Nat tree. So focus Katie.
I took a pair of scallop edged craft scissors and cut little tabs. They were about an inch wide and an inch and a half long.
Then I took a knitters needle to add a little bend to the wax tabs. I could have used a pencil…or a pen…but I found the knitters needle first…so that’s that.
Then comes the hot glueing part. Squeeze and stick. Squeeze and stick. Rinse and repeat.
Keep going…and going…and going.
Finally you are the top. My top wasn’t lookin so hot.
So I cut out a little circle and glued it on the top to cover up the massive amounts of hot glue.
What do you think?
Isn’t the little flutteriness just darling?
And I know that it doesn’t look any different than paper…but in real life, it has this great transluscent quality.
Anyone else crafting trees this year? I know I listed some great ones in the Craft-mas post. And yes…there is one more to go. That’s what trio means. Three. or it could mean a cereal shaped like trees. Either or 🙂