Thursday, December 23, 2010

Inkling: oh christmas tree, oh christmas tree

For my final Christmas project, I wanted to accomplish two things. One: make a Christmas tree and, two: use up some of my scraps of paper.

I have a box of paper scraps that would no longer close and it was definitely time to either toss some of it or find a way to use up some of the smaller pieces.

I started with another branch that I rescued from the yard clipping bin. I made a cone out of cardstock and hot glue gunned it onto the branch. Then, I cut strips of paper and started gluing and gluing and gluing.

My tree is a little crooked and uneven but I like it like this. It gives it a Charlie Brown Christmas Tree feel.

A tree can get much greener than this. The trunk made from yard clippings and branches made from scrap paper.

This project is linked at the following:

 handmade projects


  1. That is beautiful...I love the colours you've chosen too and that lovely little wooden trunk!!

  2. I love it!!! I save all my scrap and everyone else's too so know I have enough to make one of these! Thanks for the great idea.

  3. Very cute!! Love the look!! Thanks for linking up to Craftify It Thursday!


  4. What a beautiful blog you have.... and such wonderful ideas.

    Here is a place to link craft blogs if you are interested. Look at the top of the blog and you will see where to link crafts.

  5. forgot to give you the link

    Check the top of the blog to find where to link them.

  6. I love this tree Something i can totally make with my scraps :) thanks for sharing!

  7. Sooo creative! Your blog is so wonderful and you're full of ideas. Happy to have found your blog. Visiting from New Friend Friday. I'm your newest follower.

    i heart pretty stuffs

  8. Such a great project! I tweeted it :)

    Merry Christmas!

  9. I just LOVE your projects! This is truely fabulous!
    Thanks for linking up to Making It With Allie! I can't wait to see what you have for next week!

  10. I am always looking for good ways to use up scraps; I like how this is very much a tree but incorporates scraps that aren't just green. Thanks for sharing; I've featured you tomorrow in the newest Crafty Soiree.


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