Tuesday, December 17, 2013

12 Trees of Christmas Day Six....

Happy Day, Everyone!

Here we are, half way through my 12 Trees of Christmas.  I hope you are enjoying my trees as much as I am,  and that you might find time to try one or two of them, or at least stash an idea or two away for next year. 

Today's tree was not even on my schedule, but last night in a moment of creative serendipity, I looked at a cone shaped paper tree form I had made for another project, and the punched circles I have been amassing by punching the scraps from all of my Christmas projects, revved up my hot glue gun, and got to work on these:

What a fun use for my circles!  (I use punches to get the very most out of every scrap of paper.)  I started at the bottom, with 1 inch circles, and added layers all the way up to the top.  As I progressed towards the tops of the trees, I started using smaller (5/8 and 1/2 inch) circles. 

I added a bit of texture to the plain cardstock circles by pressure embossing them.  I tried several different vintage items as trunks for the top tree, a spool and dowel, a narrow glass bottle, a brass candle stick.  They all worked, but this spindle with the red bow is the cutest.

The bottom tree is built on one of the sample trees I made from the SVG Cuts witch's hat I posted earlier.  Now if I can just find time to make one more, I will have a cute little display to tuck somewhere. 

Hope you have a terrific day today!


(While perusing my Pinterest pins last night, I discovered the forgotten inspiration for these trees. I had scheduled this post several days ago.)

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