Free Pattern :: Paper Christmas Decoration

  Remember   This December,   That love weighs more than gold!   ~Josephine Dodge Daskam Bacon

This December,
That love weighs more than gold!
~Josephine Dodge Daskam Bacon

A colorful holiday tree to decorate your sideboard, mantle or dining table.  Use a paper with a holiday print or upcycle from your stash.  This project is easily completed in an afternoon.

You will need:

1" diameter circle paper punch
1" star paper punch
12" tall x 4" diameter base paper cone
thick glue (I used Aleene's® Fast Grab Tacky Glue™.)
pencil or pen
2 sheets of 12" x 12" holiday-themed paper in one print
1 sheet of holiday-themed cardstock 

Let's create!

1. Mark your cone.  Begin by making a mark  1" up from the base of the cone.  Now mark every 3/4" from this mark to the tip.  These marks will be your guide for lining up and overlapping your circles.

2. Punch circles.  With your ruler, mark 1 1/4"  rows along the back of your holiday-themed paper.  Cut the paper into strips along the lines.  Using your circle punch, cut circles out of the paper strips.

3. Glue the circles around the cone.  Starting from the base and working your way to the top, glue the circles to the cone.  Add glue only to top underside of the circle.  This will allow the cicles to overlap like scales.


4.  Make a star.   Once you've covered your cone with overlapping circles, use your awl to poke a hole at the tip.  Punch out two starts from cardstock.  Add some glue to the center back of one star. Place the toothpick in the glue.  Add the other star.  Allow to dry.  Be sure you glue the backsides of the cardstock together and not the frontsides!  


5.  Place the star at the top of the tree.  Push the toothpick into the hole you made at the top of the tree.  Allow only the star to be visible.  If the connection is not secure, add a dab of thick glue and allow to dry.

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