Saying goodbye to November and jumping head on into December right? Did you all get plenty of good things to eat over Thanksgiving? We enjoyed spending the day with family and of course.. yes, plenty of yummy things to eat for us also, as always.
Now it's time for Crafty Secrets DT challenge and Dec Linky Party. I'll add all the links below to the rest of the Design Team so you can pop over and see what they've created for today. Also the link to the Heartwarming Vintage Blog, where you can find out how to play along!!
Today I thought I'd share with you how to make these cone trees, using papers, images and ephemera from the "Creating with Retro Christmas" CD from Crafty Secrets".
Once I printed of the patterns of paper that I wanted to used from the CD ( on Cardstock), it's as simple as rolling them into a cone shape. You can make them as fat or skinny as you like then, making sure that they connect all the way to the bottom in the back, using your scissors, just trim around the bottom to make a straight edge. Of course if your printing on 8.5x11 paper you can only make your cone as big as they allows, but keep in mind you can always make multicolored trees by added pieces of other papers to the bottom :)
NOTE: I found it was easier to decorate my paper cone tree before hot gluing it to the stand. Once you have it all decorated and ready to go, then just put some hot glue around the edges of the round bead and slide the tree on .. holding it until it is secure.
Now it's time to have fun decorating. The sky is the limit! There are many cute images and pieces of ephemera on the CD that would work great for this. I created a scallop around the bottom of a couple of my trees using a circle punch.
I also had fun making a little banner for my largest tree.
These were simple and a lot of fun to make. I think they would make a great centerpiece for a table or look awesome on a mantle. What about some small ones on a cake? So many ideas running through my head now :)
Now... be sure to pop over and see what the other girls have created to share with you today
and get all the detail here on the Heartwarming Vintage Blog!
Thanks for stopping by!