This simple Christmas tree card is taken from my book Paper Christmas - this is also the card I showed on Kirstie's Handmade Christmas!
The tree is made up of tubes of paper arranged on the front of a blank card - you could use off cuts of wrapping paper, wallpaper or any scrap paper you have lying about! So simple, so very effective!
You Will Need:
125 x 180mm (5 x 7in) kraft (brown) card blank 150 x 150mm (6 x 6in) patterned paper or wrapping paper Pencil Scissors or craft knife Cutting mat Ruler PVA glue and paintbrush
1 Wrap a 150 x 150mm (6 x 6in) square of patterned paper around your pencil.
TIP - Find the grain of your paper and work with it – it will be easier to curl your paper with the grain than against it.
2 Roll the strip of paper tightly around the pencil a few times until you are halfway up the square of paper. Then use a paintbrush to apply a thin line of PVA glue along the edge of the roll.
3 Roll the paper over the glue and hold in place until the glue has adhered.
4 Slide the pencil out of the tube of paper. Then use a craft knife to cut away the excess.
5 Repeat steps 1 to 4 to make twelve of these paper tubes. Cut the tubes to the lengths as shown on the photograph below:
6 Arrange the cut tubes in size order on the front of your card blank. Once you are happy with the arrangement, use a paintbrush to apply a line of glue on the back of each tube, where the join is. Finally, stick each tube in place as shown above.
TIP - Instead of making the paper tubes yourself, you can use paper drinking straws cut to size.
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And if you do, I would love to see your creations and any projects I have inspired you to create.
Please tag me (@editbyemily) on Instagram and I will repost your pictures and share the love!
This project was taken from my book Paper Christmas, published by Search Press, 2018.
Available direct from Search Press and all good book shops, RRP £9.99.
Check out my video on wrapping awkward shapes!
Or this video, which shows you how to create the perfectly wrapped present!