Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Fun Paper Mache Christmas Trees

Hello, sweet ribbon-loving blog friends!  It's hard to believe that Christmas is sneaking up on us so quickly, but it really is.  So...I've been trying to create a few Christmas projects to get a jump start.  I thought I'd share this quick, easy and super cute way to make some decorative Christmas trees.  I picked up a package of six paper mache Christmas trees at Hobby Lobby (with a 50% off coupon, of course).  They are SO cute, they're very inexpensive, and they come in this super small size all the way up to HUGE versions that you can decorate in so many fun ways.  Really Reasonable Ribbon can help with that.
For the first tree, I used lengths of Silver Metallic Twine and Silver Metallic String and it was SO easy.  You just rub a thin layer of craft glue on the paper mache trees, and you start wrapping.  You literally keep wrapping the Baker's Twine around the tree until you've covered it entirely.  But don't ever freak out if you run out of twine as you're wrapping because you can switch colors and do anything you want.  That's the fun of art, right?
On my second tree, I tried a different technique.  I cut lengths of Scor-Tape that I'd wrap around the paper mache tree.  Then, I cut small strips (approximately 2 inches or so) of Olive Swiss Dot Grosgrain Ribbon and I attached them to the Scor-Tape; laying them flat.  Next, I'd run another length of Scor-Tape just above each row of ribbon, and loop the Ribbon up to secure it.  I repeated these rows until the entire tree was covered.  At the very top of the second tree, I wrapped some Gold Metallic String and tucked in a star stick pin.  I also hot-glued some red berries to the tree.
Why not pick up some FABULOUS Baker's Twine or Grosgrain Ribbon and give this a try?  With over twenty different colors at only TEN CENTS per yard, Baker's Twine is a wonderful trim for so many different projects.  In fact, Really Reasonable Ribbon has hundreds of different products to help make your projects extra special. 

Thanks so much for stopping by today, and please visit us again soon.  You definitely won't want to miss our fabulous Blog Hop coming up in just a few short days.  Don't miss the fun!

1 comment :

  1. Wow Karen your creations are totally stunning as always your such a creative bloggerx

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