Saturday, December 8, 2012

DIY Crafty Christmas: Fancy Forest Pt.3

Today I will show you how to make the Petal Tree.  This is probably tied for my favorite with the Lace Ruffle Tree, it worked out SO well!

Here's what you need:

Start off with your cardstock tree base:
1. Start to curl the paper in at a corner
2. Make sure the top is tighter than the bottom, in a cone shape
3. Put a line of hot glue from top to bottom, roll into glue and hold until dry
4. Cut off excess paper, then do another line of glue from top to bottom to secure this seam
5. Cut off excess paper, making sure to cut it on an even surface so it stand properly. This will just be trial and error. 

Here's what you do:

1. Trace 2 different sizes of circles (For this I used the lid from a jar, and I for the smaller size I used a large thread holder-not pictured.  Just as long as the smaller ones are visibly smaller than the bigger ones.)
2. Glue the circles around the base of the tree so that the bottom of the circles graze the 'ground'.  I did the large circle about halfway up the cone and then switched to the smaller ones.
3. About  halfway up, switch to the smaller circles so that it starts to become more tapered; Don't go quite all the way to the top
4. For the very top, use 2 small circles, but wrap them tightly just at the very tip.  The bottom of the circle should still be loose, giving that look of a petal, but the tightness at the top helps with the tree look ;)

I love this one, and I didn't even copy this idea, it's my very own :)  Feel free to make it yours too! I'd love to see if you try this so let me know!

Come back tomorrow for Day 9 of DIY Crafty Christmas!  We're making Snowflake Art!


  1. I love this! I totally got on the yarn wrapped tree band wagon last year and I should totally make this to go with them. But- I just can't get into holiday crafting this year so I'm living vicariously though your craft series :)


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