When I found this paper tree tutorial over on the Crate Paper Blog, I knew I had to give it a try. I decided to use pages from old children's books to give the tree a bright, cheery look. I really love how it turned out. Here's how to make your own!
What you'll need:
- poster board or cardboard to form the cone shape
- a few children's books from the goodwill or a yard sale (books that you won't mind tearing up)
- hot glue gun
- scalloped circle paper punch
- pencil or pen
Form a cone out of your poster board or cardboard and hot glue it into place.
Find colorful pages in the children's books and punch out some circles.
Wrap the circles around a pencil or pen to curl them.
Start at the bottom of the cone and hot glue the curled circles in rows. Make sure the rows are somewhat close so that the cardboard doesn't show.
Once the cone is completely covered, form one circle into a cone shape and hot glue it to the very top. That's it!