Wrapping Paper Christmas Trees
I wanted to make this craft as simple as I could, using things I had around the house, and what is there an abundance of at this time of year? Wrapping paper of course! I love how these wrapping paper Christmas trees have turned out – they’re so cute! They are perfect as decorations on the mantle, or for the festive dining table this Christmas.
You will need
- Wrapping paper
- Compass & pencil
- Decorative edge scissors (optional)
- Double sided or regular sticky tape
- Shot glasses and/or jam jars
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On the reverse of a piece of wrapping paper, draw out 9 circles. Set the compass at 10cm, 9cm, 8cm, 7cm, 6cm, 5cm, 4cm, 3cm, and 2cm.
Carefully cut each one out with scissors. You can use decorative edge scissors if you like.
Fold each circle in half, and cut to form two semi-circles. Fold over each semi-circle in half again, and pinch to find the centre. Place a strip of double sided tape (if using) from the centre out to the edge.
Bend each semi-circle around to form a cone. A good tip is to form the cone first, before un-peeling the double sided tape so that you know you have the correct size that you want. Alternatively, form a cone, and place sticky tape along the edge to hold together.
Pour salt into containers and add a straw. Stack up the cones however you wish, to form the Christmas trees in different sizes and styles. To make a tree with gaps, snip the tip from the top of the cone and thread the straw through. You can keep them in place with a little blob of white tack.
Create Christmas is a month long series on The Purple Pumpkin Blog where I share my ideas for Christmas and Winter. It could be a recipe, craft, printable, gift guide, fashion, or something else entirely! I’m struggling with my mental health at the moment, and I know I’m not going to be able to commit to this every single day – but I’ll give it a good try! Find all posts for Create Christmas 2015 here. And check out previous years here: Create Christmas 2014 | Create Christmas 2013 | Create Christmas 2012