I did say I gave into the “don’t do Christmas themed shit” right? From now until Christmas … look the heck out. It’s gonna come at ya from all directions! I remember making these at primary school and I totally feel like paper Christmas trees are something I should have made BEFORE I went out and bought a fake one. They’re way less maintenance and you can totally customise them with as much glitter as you choose. Ain’t no life like the sparkly glitter filled life!
We are kind of going to be working on a “refer to picture number X” for this. My brain is fried, I want to skull hard liquor for lunch and pass in bed thanks to a spring cold and watching Frozen yesterday afternoon. I finally gave in after however many years and now… now… I have a Frozen obsessed child who won’t stop singing “leeeeeeeeet it gooooooooo”.
I had lots of questions as to why I hadn’t let her watch it. Well, I didn’t want to have to hear that song on repeat 6 million times a day and now, now I have to. Last night before we went to bed, I was Anna, Nick was Sven (HAHA) and Miss I was Elsa… she was trying to freeze us – fucking charming. I guess it could be worse, she could have compared me to the well-rounded snowman.
Miss I had an absolute ball decorating her Christmas trees. Watching her carefully map out where her decorations should go was interesting as she was rather specific. I’m totally digging the pink and purple pom poms though and thinking that I may just leave her in charge of decorating next year!
We had tons of bits and bobs lying around the place from previous craft projects so we didn’t go all out and buy special things. If you don’t have bits and bobs, that’s cool! Grab some craft paper or even old magazines/flyers and create your own decorations.
What you’ll need
– green and brown craft paper
– glue stick or double sided sticky tape
– bits and bobs such as pom poms, glitter, stickers etc for decorations OR paper/flyers/magazines to make your own.
What to do
– Fold your paper into a triangle and trim off the excess oblong paper bit thing.
– Turn it around (picture 2) and start cutting strips into the centre (picture 3). Each cut into the centre will get shorter as you move your way up to the top. I cut anywhere from 10-12 strips into the paper depending on how branchy Miss I wants it to be.
– Starting at the bottom, glue the top edge of each strip and bring it into the middle of the fold (picture four). Repeat until you get to the top. It should look something like picture 6.
– Chuck some glue on the bottom and fold up (picture five) Cut a thick strip of brown paper and glue it to the back or the front, whatever you choose- this will act as your trunk.
– Time to decorate! Grab your bits and pops and decorate the shit outta your tree. Attach some string to hang it from the branch of your tree, a window or just do what I did and whack it in there.
If you craft these paper Christmas trees up yourself, make sure you tag us on FB or Instagram so we can see your wonderful creations!