Blog Swap with Pocket Full of Pink

I am so excited to be here on Crafting and Creativity. Thanks for having me Sarah!  My name is Karen and my blog is Pocket Full of Pink.

 I love to make crafts, re-purpose stuff, have giveaways, and have lots of fun!  Come by and visit sometime! I came up with this super cute and EASY paper Christmas tree.  Here is what you need: -2-12 x 12 sheets of Christmas Scrapbook paper, or whatever design you want. -Glue Gun -paper mache tree (you can get them from Oriental Trading), or a syrofoam tree (from Joann's or Hobby Lobby or Michaels) will work too. -paper cutter -ribbon -paint (if you are using a paper mache tree with stand like mine.)  I used Delta Ceramcoat- Burnt Umber -pencil
1.  Cut your paper into strips about 1/2 x 2 1/2 inches.  You will use just about all of the 2 sheets of paper.

I used this K and Company CUTE Christmas paper!

2. Take your paper and roll it around the pencil nice and tight.

  3.  Start gluing the paper strips on with glue gun.  Careful and don't burn yourself.  Trust me I know from experience!  Go all the way around the tree.  Move up to the next layer, making sure there is no white showing through.  When you glue on the next layers, do it randomly, so they don't look like straight rows.  Make sense?

Getting close!

DONE!  I love the curly paper branches!
4.  If you use a paper mache tree, paint the stick and the bottom brown.  I also sanded around the edges of the pot (or whatever that thing is!) a little.
5.Glue a pretty ribbon on top.  
This took me a little over an hour to do.  I love how it turned out and it didn't cost me anything.  It was stuff I already had on hand!
Thanks so much for having me Sarah!  Stop by and check out my blog sometime.  I love visitors! 


How cute is that tree?!! Karen, thanks for sharing!

Pocket Full of Pink is such a great blog, go on over & check it out! :)


1 comment:

  1. Thanks so much for having me Sarah! Have a great week:)


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