Friday, December 13, 2013

The Twelve Days of Christmas Trees Day Two

Happy Day!

Today's tree is a fantastic way to use up some of your hoarded scraps of Christmas paper. 

To make it, simply tear your scraps into squares.  I tore against a straight edge to give my squares a uniform appearance.  My squares are 2", 1.75", 1.5", 1.25", 1", 3/4", and 1/2".  I used six  to eight squares of each size, and stacked them on a wooden skewer, rotating them a bit with each addition, to make the project tree shaped.   I added a silver star sticker to the top.  I am using a spool of vintage embroidery floss as my base. 

Here is an aerial view, so that you can see how each piece is offset from the last. 
And one more front view, just because I can't get enough of this little tree. 
Thanks for stopping by today!


  1. love this idea! This would be a great project for kids.

  2. What a great way to use up scraps of paper, or even Christmas cards from previous years.


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