Hi Friends, how is this fall day treating you? We are exactly one week away from Thanksgiving, and we have a call for snow on Saturday. Winter comes fast here in Wisconsin. With that being the case, once it snows I am all out Christmas magic time! I guess it comes back to me growing up in southern California and dreaming of a white Christmas. With snow in the forecast, I decided to begin daydreaming and creating for the upcoming holiday!
I still have my fall stuff up around my home, but guys… I am not sure how long I can hold out! I have a handful of new projects to make full of Christmas cheer. I can feel it coming on, my halls are going to be decked very soon.
Today I am prepping for the Christmas tree. I really like this project because it is a simple way to decorate. Making a ton of these paper Christmas tree’s would be a fun way to decorate your tree for the holidays.
It was a really simple process that is all shown within the image above.
- Select the paper you want to use, get some rope and a twig.
- Roll a piece of paper into your desired size for the ornament
- Draw a leaf template. As you can see I took some artistic liberties with my “leaf” I wanted this to be whimsical.
- I cute a bunch of rectangle shapes out of the two different patterned paper. I did not show this step, but use the leaf template and cut out a bunch of leaved from the cut paper.
- Attach the leaf where you want it to go with a line of hot glue.
- Any spots that a leaf needs to be wedged in, putting glue directly onto the leaf was needed.
- I started from the bottom and worked my way up. Using one paper pattern for one row and then using the other for the next row. Alternating the leaf itself and putting them in overlapping. To show off the layered look.
- Continue to the top
- I have a whimsical and fun paper Christmas tree.
To make this work as a true Christmas tree I added a stick. It makes this look a little Dr. Seuss like but I am loving it! I can see this tree making itself seen in any gold Dr. Seuss book, in fact I am certain I have seen this tree in one of the books. This was not intentional, but my kids are loving it!
Using the rope, looping it and tying it on one end.
I used a generous amount of hot glue to make the rope stay stuck to the top of the tree.
That is it! With some paper, rope, a stick and glue I get this fun Christmas tree ornament. I love the simplicity of it. As I said, this is artistic interpretation of this. No, it does not look like a real Christmas tree. I chose bright patterned paper, it is all in fun.
For now this little guy is sitting in a tiny pine tree. We have not gotten our Christmas tree up yet. I am prepping my home for the big finale that is the Christmas tree. Trying to give Thanksgiving the respect it deserves… but… Christmas is so magical, fun, sparkly…. I am antsy to get my home in the festive spirit!
I do know that when I get the Christmas stuff out, this cute little paper Christmas tree ornament will fit right in with my fun and bright Christmas decor.
I have never really gotten into the ornament making tradition too much. This is now my second one of the season and it has not even officially begun yet! You can see my first ornament creation here. That one was also a Christmas tree, which I am really feeling right now. I have right in front of me on the table 5 Styrofoam cones and a bunch of supplies to make some great Christmas tree’s. I am not sure why, but it is all about the tree this year for me.
I have a lot of crafts, ideas, and fun ways to add just a little something special to my home for Christmas. This little ornament is just the beginning. Take this as the official warning, once my home has been Christmas-ified there is no stopping me. I am the complete opposite of the Grinch. I am the green guy after his heart grew three times it size. Beware, I feel the stirrings of the jingle bells, chestnuts roasting on an open fire (do people actually do that?). I may or may not be playing Christmas music right now, “allegedly”. Can you tell I like this time of year?!
How about you? Please tell me I am not the only one who could rival that happy Elf that Will Ferrell played, he was filled with joy. That is pretty much me! Where are my joyful Elf’s at?!