Tuesday, December 11, 2012

A Paper Tree Tutorial

Hello Everyone, Audrey Yeager here today!

One of my favorite projects I recently did for GCD Studios was a simple little Christmas tree, and I'm going to share with you how I did it!  You can view it and lots of other inspiration HERE in the latest edition or the GCD Studios Magazine "The Paper Cut".

1.  Cut two circles of each size, starting with 7" as the largest, and going down to 1.5", in half inch increments.  This will give you 12 different sized circles for your tree.

2. With wrong sides together, stitch around the circle, but leave about a 1.5" opening.  Fill each circle with Poly Fill batting. (To give some weight to the base of your tree, you could fill the largest base circle with some dried rice or beans.)

3. Once all the circles have been stuffed, stitch the openings closed.

4. At this point, you can stack your circles.  There are different ways to do this.  You could run a string through all of the circles right up the center, starting at the bottom, and then leave some threads at the top so that you can hang your tree.  You could also use a wooden bamboo skewer or dowel and pierce through the holes to provide some more stability.  Or you could do what I did and just use glue dots to attach one circle to the next.

I have been doing a lot of Christmas decor this year on my blog, here are a few sneaks at some of the other projects I've done.  Just click on the link to see more! 

Thanks for stopping by today!

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kitsNbits said...

Hi Audrey! I think you are pretty awesome! Happy Holidays

KrissyClarkMcKee said...

Wow! I love all these projects - and that Christmas tree looks like it would be a lot of fun to put together!

Lisa P said...

Super cute idea for a tree!

Phillis Walrath said...

Love this tree!!

Glamotte said...

Wow love that christmas tree. thanks for sharing.