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Crepe Paper Christmas Tree
December 23rd, 2011 by Craftylocks

Have I got time to sneak one more craft in before Christmas? I think so – let’s try this one!

This is a lovely wee tree that uses crepe paper twist chains to decorate it.

What you will need
1 US letter or A4 sheet of card
Crepe paper in the colour of your choice
Glue stick
Scissors
Pencil

Trace around a dinner plate and fold to make a half circle. Cut out with the scissors and fold over to create a cone shape. Glue to secure.

Cut a strip from the end of the folded crepe paper.

Unroll and using your thumb and forefinger, twist twice to secure. Repeat along the length of crepe paper using your thumb as a guide to get a uniform size.

Cover the cone shape with glue from the glue stick and then attach the crepe paper chain starting at the top of the tree and spiralling down. Repeat with the other colours of crepe paper.

This tree looks good as it is but you could add some glitter shapes, pompoms or whatever you fancy.

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4 Responses  
Craftylocks writes:
January 3rd, 2012 at 1:22 am

Sorry for my absence – we went on a trip to see my family and did not connect to the internet once – a very strange feeling!

I had an idea for your cone trees – you could add some layers of gluey paper to them – a form of papier mache, and when it dries it will be very sturdy – it is my default method of construction (http://www.papercraftsforchildren.com/category/papier-mache/ ). However the one advantage that the foam trees have is that you can poke things into them like pins and wire which is very handy for attaching some items – but I still prefer papier mache:-).

Now I am off to see your projects on the tree page – thanks,

dawnie writes:
December 26th, 2011 at 9:45 pm
dawnie writes:
December 26th, 2011 at 9:42 pm

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dawnie jensen writes:
December 23rd, 2011 at 7:30 pm

I love your stuff – I really do – these trees are really “in vogue” this year you reckon – I have one we are decorating tonight – the tip got nipped off but hubby says he can fix it LOL – also I want a forest of them and asked him to think of ways we can replicate the foam trees ie. cones of cardboard (something sturdier than cardstock is what I would prefer) what do you think Mrs Crafylocks (input input) and Merry Christmas to you and yours

P.S. I posted a fun felt project I did today, I love felt since it does not unravel, I make baby bibs shaped like cupcakes, moccasins, little books and the Felt Holly Cosage I would like to share (it is on the tree page) P.S. we want to see a picture of the tree when it got decorated.

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