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Scrappy Christmas Tree…

Did you see the post this week about the Christmas Wreath Class for my book club where they all made a wreath from the All Is Calm DSP?  What a fun night we had.

But when I came back into my studio, there were tons of the 3/4″ x 6″ scraps left over.  What to do?  Here’s what I made with them…

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Ah- Hah!  Just happened to have a foam cone handy and sat right down and put this little beauty together.  How fun is that?  Thanks for all the scraps girls!

It’s so easy to make and probably took me a couple of hours to complete…because the strips were already cut (couldn’t waste all that beautiful paper and all that cutting).  Want to make one?  Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…

Stuff:

  • Paper:  Your choice of DSP.  This one is All Is Calm (my fav!)
  • Ink:  None
  • Stamps:  None
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Bone Folder, Star Framelits, Straight Pins #17 and Foam Cone.  This one is about 15″.

Digits:

  • 3/4″ x 6″ strips of DSP.  I’m really not sure but I’m thinking this might take a little more than half the paper pack.
  • With your bone folder curl all your paper strips.
  • Starting at the bottom of the cone, start pinning the curls.  I open them up and stick a pin in the middle.  Try turning each curl a different direction.
  • Watch that you mix up your colors and patterns.
  • The star was cut and scored times two then glued back to back on a shortened wood skewer from the kitchen and stuck in the top.
  • I’ve got this one in the photo sitting on a clear votive holder to give it a little height.

Pretty simple stuff, with a big bang.  Wouldn’t this be nice to give someone in a nursing home or hospital?  I didn’t decorate the tree in any way, but you could do some star garland.

Hope I’ve offered you a little spark of inspiration with this post.  Thanks for stopping by today…

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

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Oh! I love this one.

Get inky…Be HaPpY!

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Comments

  1. Wonderful Tree!! Do you know how many strips of paper are needed- approx.- to make the tree? I will need to make this next year!!

    • Since these were left overs from a wreath class I don’t know for sure. If I were starting from scratch, I’d cut half a DSP pack and more if I needed it. I’d love to see your creation! You could post it on my Facebook page Rambling Rose Studio…B