At least 3 times a month my mom comes over just to do a craft or art class with my son. It’s their bonding time and I love to watch them interact together. They talk about school, video games and usually end up singing songs. If I hear Frere Jacques one more time I just might scream!
Yesterday I picked the craft. We made Christmas trees from my scrapbook paper stash. It was a blast!
Here’s what you need:
- A styrofoam cone from Michaels or Hobby Lobby or any other craft store. They come in many sizes. Mine is about 10-12 inches high.
- Sewing stick pins
- Glue (Elmers works fine)
- Assorted scrapbook paper
Begin by cutting strips of paper about 2 inches high and 4 inches wide. Make curl edges by wrapping the paper around a pencil on the ends.
Use the scissors to cut “branches” into the paper about 2/3 of the way up.
Put some glue on the backside of the paper along the top and put on the bottom of the cone. Use a pin to help it adhere. Take several strip of paper and go all around the bottom, making sure that the cone is completely covered.
Start adhering the next row of paper about 1/2-1 inch above the bottom row. Continue around and up until you reach the top.
When you get close to covering the cone with paper you’ll need to make a cone out of the paper to top if off. After you get the point right and it’s the right size to cover the top of the cone, glue it and hold for a minute until it dries. Cut off the bottom to your preferred height.
Glue cone to the top of the tree.