Monday, December 22, 2014

Wrapping Paper Tree DIY


Hello Everyone,
Happy Monday! Hope you all had a great weekend!

If you been a follower of the blog for a while now, then you know I love coming up with projects that save or use wrapping paper. Last year I came up with this wrapping paper saver DIY and last week I posted my bag of toys ornament DIY (which uses scraps of wrapping paper).

Well, today I have another wrapping paper saver DIY which involves making cute little tree decorations for the holidays! 


Supplies
Foam Board
Wrapping Paper
Tree Template
Mod Podge
Tacky Glue
Paintbrush
Craft Knife
Pencil
Scissors (not pictured)


Step 1: Take your tree template and trace it on to a piece of foam board. You will want to do this twice. 


Step 2: Using your craft knife cut out both of your trees. 


Step 3: Now take one of your trees and cut it in half with your craft knife. 


Step 4: Using some Mod Podge, glue on your wrapping paper to one side of your tree. Set it aside to dry and cut off any extra paper. Then flip your tree over and repeat this step. When your done both sides of your tree should be covered with wrapping paper. 


Step 5: Now take one half of the tree (we cut in half earlier) and glue it in the middle of your ''whole tree''.  Set this aside to dry for about 10 minutes. When the one side is dry, repeat this step on the other side of your tree. 


Step 6: Now apply some Mod Podge to all four sides of your tree. Then cover the Mod Podge with your choice of colored glitter. When your happy with the look of your tree, apply one more coat of Mod Podge over the glitter to seal it. 

Once your tree is all dry, your ready to display it! 


This project would be a great way to use up those left over wrapping paper scraps or a neat way to display those vintage wrapping papers you've been saving. Personally, I made my trees about 3 inches tall but you could adjust the size by making your tree template smaller or bigger. 

So what do you think? Do you like this way of saving wrapping paper scraps? 

xo Katie 

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