Sunday, November 28, 2010

10 days of Christmas Crafting- Day 2: 2 x 2 Christmas Tree

My sister saw this tree at the quilted bear last year and we knew we could make it so much cheaper. Don't worry, she bought one for reference- so its not as bad right?!

The directions are pretty simple:

1. Have a manly man cut the wood for you. He will love every second of it. In our case my bro did it for us. Have him sand the wood while he's at it.

2. Paint the wood.
3. While its drying pick out which scrapbook paper you want to use. (When you make this craft with lots of girls you can share paper. It works out perfectly.)
4. Cut the paper to the size of the wood and glue it on with a gluestick.
5. After that sand the edges with a nail file, or sandpaper.
6. Add some embellishments like ribbon, ric rac, buttons, etc.
7. Drill a hole in the top of the tree to add wire and a star.

This craft is so easy you will want to make these for everyone you know. All of us made atleast 2.

If you want to have this look more like a Christmas tree, do all green paper. My mom did and it was soo cute.


Casey said...

so it just one piece of wood, or do you make boxes to stack on top of each other?

NanaDiana said...

Michelle~ That is so darned cute! I want to make some of those with the kids! About how long is the bottom piece? I can figure it out after that! hugs- Diana

Nichelle @ Vintage Wanna Bee said...

I love this! I'd love for you to link this up (and your other projects) tomorrow for my TALENT TUESDAY PARTY!!!

This makes me want to make more Christmas decorations!!!

mucho love.

Elizabeth said...

I love this! Wonder if I could get the hubster to help me make it this week? Would love for you to visit me and link up to Made with Love Monday at Sew Chatty!

Jessica Rae said...

This is an adorable idea! Love how cute it turned out :)

Jessica Rae said...

Quick question- what is the star made of?

Anonymous said...

oh this is adorable! Thanks so much for linking up to Handmade Tuesdays @ Ladybug Blessings!

Unknown said...

This is so cute! I love 2x4 crafts!!!!

Mommy of Three said...

too cute!! I definitely want to make this. What is the star made of and about what size is it? Also what gage wire did you use? Hope you can help but thanks for posting this great tutorial! =)

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