The other day I was checking facebook (such a great time waster!) and I saw a post with a Christmas tree made from paper (check it out here). I thought it was a pretty cool idea, and so did lil miss when she came over to look (oh I may have gone “hmm that’s cool” out loud, which turned on the nosey switch in her 🙂 ), so together we decided to make our own version and turn it into a Christmas card for her Nana and Poppa. It was really easy, and both of us are pleased with the result.
To make your own Christmas Tree card you will need:
Scissors (or a craft knife)
Plain white paper (or thin card)
Start by deciding how thick you want each layer of tree – we decided to do quite thick pieces, but the example photo uses pieces that are a lot thinner. If I was doing it by myself I would have made them thinner but with little hands helping thicker seemed to be easier.
Once you have decided on thickness – cut 2 pieces of each colour
You then need to cute each piece to different lengths – I went with 15cm, 12cm, 10cm, 8cm, 7cm 5cm, 3cm. At this point we also cut a little bit of thickness of each layer as I realised they weren’t all going to fit!
The next step is to plan out your tree (Note: I decided my cutting skills weren’t up to making a star for the top of the tree, so we went with a diamond) don’t forget to cut a truck (or a pot) from the left over pieces of paper.