Showing posts with label corrugated. Show all posts
Showing posts with label corrugated. Show all posts

Friday, February 18, 2011

Etceteras: tissue paper trees

It seems I can’t get enough spring color lately. These little tissue paper trees would be perfect for a table center piece or place card holders.

A pretty in pink cherry blossom tree.

 A serene lavender wisteria tree.

A zesty yellow lemon tree.

The base for these trees is made with rolled up corrugated cardboard. You can purchase corrugated cardboard or reuse boxes. If you’re going to reuse a box, you need to peel away the top later of the cardboard to reveal the corrugated part.

The flowers are made with tissue paper. Simply cut a length of tissue paper and cut scallops along one edge. Then roll up the tissue paper and crimp the bottom.  Glue onto twigs or wire and insert into the rolled up cardboard base.

Planning a wedding? Make white flowers tissue paper trees for your place card table or for each place setting.

This project is linked at the following:

      Lovely Crafty Home    Childmade Tip Junkie handmade projects

And other link parties that I participate can be found here.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Inkling: corrugated paper ornaments

Have you seen the cute corrugated ornaments at West Elm? Here’s a picture…I love the owl.

The store is filled with great d├ęcor and they have a terrific holiday section. But the corrugated ornaments caught my eye. Definitely something I could try to make.

I made a snowman and a heart. I used corrugated paper that I had on hand. My paper was thinner than the kraft box type corrugated paper used in the West Elm ornaments but it worked fine.

To make these, you simply cut strips of paper and roll them using glue every now and then to hold the roll together. To make a shape other than a circle, start rolling and shape as you roll.

The heart and snowman were fairly easy to make - so next up, I’m going to try to make the owl.

This project is linked at:

This project has been submitted to the handmade holiday challenge at: