Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Scalloped Paper Christmas Tree by Kerrie Gurney

Hi! Kerrie here today. With Christmas fast approaching I am in full decorating mode. I just love creating special little décor items for our home and also to give to friends. I made lots of these paper trees last year and this year a friend asked me to create one for her so I thought I would add a twist to my plain trees by using Couture Creations Scallop Square Nesting Dies to give this tree a cute edge.


Die-cut 12 of each of the 5 smaller sizes of the Scallop Square Nesting Dies from old book paper. I die-cut 6 sheets at a time, the paper is thin enough to cut through 6 sheets at a time.


Cut a piece of cardboard slightly smaller than the largest die-cut square and glue one sheet of die-cut book paper, this will be the base of the tree.


You will need a skewer and a peat pot or some type of pot for your base. Push the cardboard base onto the skewer and then hot glue the base to the pot.


Now, starting with the biggest size square, start layering the book paper squares onto the skewer. When layering the squares, leave a gap and rotate the squares to give the tree character.


Finish the tree by adding a poinsettia as a tree topper. Die-cut 2 small petals and one large petal using the Magical Christmas Decorative Die. Hold the petals together with a small brad.


Smoosh a bit of Red Glitzin' Glamour Glitter Glue onto the petals and pinch them to add life to the poinsettia.


TIP: Add Crystalina Glitzin' Glamour Glitter Glue to the edge of each layer to add some sparkle, or spray the whole tree with adhesive spray and sprinkle with glitter.

Happy Christmas Creating!

Couture Creations Supplies:
CO723043 Scallop Square Nesting Dies
CO723562 Magical Christmas Eve Decorative Die
CO721979 Red Glitzin' Glamour Glitter Glue

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