This is a quick easy project for children of all ages!
You will need:
12" x 6" x 1" Smoothfoam™ rectangle
1 sheet each of emerald green and turquoise blue tissue paper
1 1/4 yards of emerald green grosgrain ribbon
18" piece of 20 gauge wire in silver
8mm sequins in assorted colors
small seed beads size 11/0 or 10/0 in assorted colors, including white or silver
1/2" snowflake punch
1 sheet 6x6" white glitter paper
Modge Podge® Matte
awl / large tapestry needle / skewer
9"x12" light blue craft felt
1. Sketch out the tree. Measure the center of the top of your Smoothfoam™ rectangle. Mark it with your pencil. Line up your ruler between this mark and the bottom right corner. Draw a line. Repeat from the bottom left corner.
2. Collage the tree and sky. Cut each color of tissue paper in half. You will only need one half of each, so save the rest for another project. Cut the tissue paper into small rectangles. Spread a small amount of Modge Podge® Matte onto the tree shape with your sponge brush. Press green tissue paper into place. Repeat until entire tree is covered. Smooth out any wrinkles with the sponge brush. Allow the green to dry before preceding in the same manner with the blue tissue paper for the sky. Allow the blue to overlap along the sides. Give a final coat of Modge Podge across the entire surface and allow to dry.
3. Trim the tree. Pick up a bead and then a sequin with one of the pins and push into tree. Continue in this manner until the tree is "decorated."
4. Add snowflakes. Punch 10-14 snowflakes out of the glitter paper. Pick up a white bead with the pin. Position the snowflake and press the pin through the center. Push the pin until the bead and snowflake are firmly attached.