I'm really excited about getting my Christmas decor out, but I am making myself wait until after Thanksgiving. I need to focus on one Holiday at a time! Christmas seems like it is coming so fast this year, I wish the world would just slow down a bit!! Although I am waiting to put out my Christmas decor, I can't help but make some things that are just too cute to wait for. Like this paper tree!
Right when I saw something similar to this on Pinterest I went straight into my
guest craft room and found some christmas paper I bought last year. This was so easy to make, I turned on the latest Dallas Cowboy Cheerleader episode and was done before it was over. I love that show by the way. Maybe because I wanted to be a "DCC" when I was a little girl or maybe just because those girls give me motivation to start working out again. Not enough motivation to actually go to the gym, but at least I think about it, eh? lol ;)
So anyway... Here is how easy it was to make.
1. Cut 10 or so sheets of paper, each one about an inch shorter than the previous.
2. roll into a tube using a pen or pencil.
3. Tape the end so it wont unravel. Stack them up like a tree!
I glued burlap to the inside of a frame and then used tape to secure the paper onto it. I might use the burlap frame after christmas is over so I didn't want it to be permanent.
I love bunting, and tiny bunting is even better, so I made a small one for the date, it could say Joy, Merry, or anything, or it's cute without the bunting!
I'm ready to put this out on display but at the same time I just want time to freeze for a second!! I haven't even started Christmas shopping yet. I wish we could just do a Zach Morris "time out" and I could get so much done! hehe. You guys know what I'm talking about right??? Zach Morris, Saved By the Bell??? ;) Ok anyway...
Leslie Ashe was the original creator of this idea for Echo Park Paper, go here to check out her blog!
This was fun and easy so you should try it out!