Nick and Izzy are Christmas freaks. I am not. Izzy and I compromised and now we’re doing 35 days of Christmas. I’ll admit, I wasn’t all that thrilled to begin with but over the last couple of weeks, we’ve had a fair bit of fun crafting and baking! We’re kicking this whole 35 days of Christmas thing off with these wee Stand on their own Christmas Trees!
With a couple of giant boxes left over from a few parcels, we decided we were going to repurpose them! So far one has been turned into a rocket and the other has been chopped up to make Christmas trees.
Stand on their own Christmas Trees are of those crafts that doesn’t take a whole load of effort to set up, a whole load of fun and if you’ve got enough triangles cut out, it will keep the kid/s amused for a while so you can have a cuppa. It certainly helped to kill the boredom of a afternoon stuck inside thanks to the rain!
What you’ll need
– cardboard (we used a panel from a cardboard box)
– green or any other colour paint your Christmas tree painting heart desires
– brown paint (optional)
– things to decorate – sequins, gems, buttons, glitter etc
– PVA glue
What to do
– Pop something down to protect your work surface and get your paint out.
– You’ll want to start by cutting tree shapes and a small strip of cardboard to make the base of your Christmas tree.
– Cut a small notch in the bottom of your tree just long enough for the strip to fit in.
– Paint your triangles green (or whatever colour you choose!) and stands brown and leave them to dry completely.
– Once they’re dry, you can start decorating! Use your PVA glue to stick down your sequins, gems, buttons, glitter, whatever you’re decorating with and leave them to dry.
– When they’re good to go, slip your base in the wee notch and boom, your stand on their own Christmas Trees are good to go! Shove them around the house, decorate the book shelves or send em’ to the grandparents!
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