Sunday, November 20, 2011

Folded Christmas Tree Ornaments

Hello everyone!  It’s Kristy here today, and I have a really fun and easy project to share with you!  I’m sharing some awesome Christmas Tree Ornaments with you today!  

I must start by saying that I got this idea from a blog friend of mine, Chari!  And she originally got the idea from Martha Stewart.  =)  Her trees stand on their own, and I wanted mine to be ornaments so I adapted the size and added a hanger.  Chari has a great video tutorial of her trees -- click HERE to see her blog post!

To start this project, you will need:  
- 2 Sheets of Cardstock (the color you want the trees)
- 1 Sheet of Cardstock (accent colors)
- The ability to cut circles of 3, 4, 5 and 6 inches
- Any stamps and inks you want to use to decorate your cardstock
- Glitter
- Bamboo Skewers
- Wooden Spools
- Glue Gun and a glue stick

1.  Cut the cardstock into 3, 4, 5, and 6 inch circles.  

2.  Stamp anything you want on the cardstock.  I used Versamark Dazzle to put snowflakes on my trees!  

3.  Fold the circles accordian style.  Fold 4 times in one direction, and then 4 times in the opposite direction.  You can use a scoring tool to help you!


4.  Flatten out the circles and add glitter to the edges (you can skip this step if you’d prefer to leave the glitter off!  


5.  Fold up each circle and cut the very tip off.  (This picture was taken before I cut the tips, but you only want to cut enough to get it on the skewer!)  

6.  Position the circles on the skewer as you want them.  Mark their spots as you pull each one back off the skewer.  


7.  Hot glue each circle into position -- using glue on the top and bottom of the skewer.  (Sorry these pictures are a bit blurry!  It's hard to take pics while you are working with hot glue!) 

8.  Tie ribbon or twine around the top of the tree.  Glue into place.  Cut the skewer to size.   

9.  Make a tree topper (I made a glittery star!) and glue it to the top of the tree.  Glue the spool to the bottom of the skewer (I also cut this skewer to size.)  
So there you have it!  I hope you like these!  Here are two that I made!  

The possibilities are endless with different colors/glitters/stamps/and papers!  I really hope to make some soon with christmas patterned paper!  Thanks for stopping by today, and I hope you try these soon!  =D

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Cathy said...

I love these trees, can not wait to try this, I just need spools.

Samantha J Designs (Wife2TJ) said...

Wow! These are Beautiful!!! :-)

CraftyLoops said...

Oh my word, what a fantastic project and brilliant tutorial. Thank you so much for sharing it. Lee x

Anonymous said...

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave in the Cutting category today [22 Nov 02:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

Chari Moss said...

They turned out great! :)