Monday, November 29, 2010

Curly Christmas Tree

How about a curly Christmas tree?? This was fairly time consuming (about an hour and half, though if you are not a parent it might take you less time).  I was inspired to do this by all the Evergreen stencils I've seen recently, like these:

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To make a Christmas tree like this you need:

Styrofoam Cone
Green Construction Paper
Hot Glue
Scissors
Sheet Music for Star (optional)

~Take the Styrofoam cone and wrap it tightly with a piece of green paper, making sure it comes to a point. Secure it with hot glue.
 ~Cut lots of 1/4 to 1/2 inch pieces of paper,  making some long and some short. 
~Curl a (long) single piece around a pencil and then slide it off the tip, dabbing the outer end with a drop of glue. Place it on the bottom of the tree:

~You're going to be using the longer pieces pf paper on the bottom and gradually decreasing the length of the paper as you work your way (in circles) up the tree. As you get closer to the top, use a curling tool that is thinner than the pencil to make smaller curls. 
~Make a small star out of sheet music, or what ever you think might work. I am loving the simplicity of sheet music right now. 
It takes a while, but it is totally worth it (in my opinion). I love the look of this curly evergreen. :-)

Ps. While surfing around on the web, I found a cool tutorial for a different kind of curly paper tree....similar to mine in that you use a curling tool and paper. It's adorable!!
Chessies Christmas Trees

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33 comments:

  1. That is really cute, I have some old bottles that I am wanting to decorate and this is a wonderful idea. Thanks so very much.

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  2. This is too cute, and looks like it could be lots of fun to make...*ponders how much pink card stock she has on hand*

    Thank you for sharing Kelsie

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  3. Love this- it makes me think of Whoville & Dr. Seuss! Would love for you to share this at my Holiday Hookup party!

    http://kraftykat76.blogspot.com/2010/11/holiday-hookup-4.html

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  4. Just darling! What a fun way to work your inspiration.

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  5. Once again you have impressed the socks off me. I love this tree. It makes me smile and it's just a very jolly project. Thank you for sharing on the Boardwalk Bragfest!

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  6. Love it! Great job!
    -Amanda
    www.theivycottageblog.blogspot.com

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  7. Super cute tree! Thanks for sharing.

    Stop over and visit me over at Free 2 Be Frugal sometime!

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  8. Your tree is gorgeous! And it looks so simple, I could do that. Thanks for showing us how,that is so sweet of you.
    Hugs, Cindy

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  9. This is wickedly fantabulous! I love it to no end.

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  10. I saw this and it made me smile. What a fun decoration!

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  11. Oooh this would be cool with the ribbon trees I made...I love the feel of it...

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  12. I may make this with scrapbook paper...love it!

    If you have a moment, please link it up at my new blog party: Creative Juice Thursday.

    http://momnivoresdilemma.blogspot.com/2010/12/link-up-party-with-creative-juice.html

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  13. LOVE this tree. Whimsical and very Dr. Suess in all the best ways. Please share this idea on my holiday link share: http://bit.ly/h0FA83

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  14. Darling. I am highlighting this today at somedaycrafts.blogspot.com.

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  15. Very cool effect you get from rolling the paper! Fun decoration and I bet kids could do it too. Come by and post it on A Crafty Soiree, a new one will be up at 12:05 AM:)

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  16. Very cool idea, cute, simple and cheap :) But not cheap LOOKING. My favorite combination :)

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  17. I'm with Kat. They remind me of Dr. Seuss Trees! I wonder how they would look with shades of apple green in them...

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  18. This is just too cool for words!!

    My Show n Tell is a Holiday post. Something my Husband made and I painted; Last Year! Here is the Link for you. Do stop by if you get a chance.

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  19. love this! you can totally add some scrapbook stickers to the curls to decorate the tree, but its gorgoeus as is also! . . .
    i believe i might just have a ream of green paper left over from anther project....

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  20. This is very cute. I think I will do this tonight.
    With the other idea that I saw... we should be busy until bed time.

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  21. Just dropping by to let you know that I linked to this post in a round up today from the Home & Garden channel at Craft Gossip. :) This will appear in the main Craft Gossip RSS feed, on the main home page and can be found directly here
    http://homeandgarden.craftgossip.com/9-christmas-tree-crafts/

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  22. Very cute and easy. Thanks for linking up to Beyond the Picket Fence's Under $100 Party.

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  23. very cute! My kiddo's would love making this! Thanks for linking up to Topsy Turvy Tuesdays!

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  24. It turned out really cute!! A great sit in front of the TV project. :)

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  25. fantastic idea! thank you so much for sharing it!!

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  26. Thanks for linking up to Take-A-Look Tuesday at Sugar Bee Craft Edition - I featured you today! Mandy, www.craftedition.blogspot.com

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  27. Love these! They look straight out of Who-ville!

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  30. Very cute tree!!! Hugs, antonella :-)

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