Monday, December 17, 2012

scrapbook paper & foam christmas trees

I've had some foam Christmas trees hanging around for awhile now, and I've been trying to find a way to "up-cycle" them this year. Previously they were mod-podged with tissue paper, but after being stored in the attic during hot Texas summers for several years now, they were looking pretty pathetic. When I came across this little project, I knew I'd found the one. I thought they'd be a cheerful addition to Jaqs' nursery this season!
original pin
I had to pick up some sequins and straight pins, then I got busy punching out the circles from scrapbook paper using a craft lever punch. My edges are scalloped, and the circles are 2" across. I used 9 sheets of scrapbook paper, and I had plenty left over to make a garland, too.
 Next, you just thread the sequin onto the pin then punch them (and the paper, of course) into the trees working from the bottom to the top. I put my circles in a line and basically kept that order throughout. It worked well for my OCD self ;) Once they were covered, I hot-glued a small, glittery foam ball ornament on top to finish them off!

Here's the finished product in the pea's nursery:
 I love how girly they are, and they were so simple to make! I definitely enjoyed this one.


I'm linking up with Katie & Stephanie for "Saw It, Pinned It, Did It"
Also linking up with AP for Hey, that's Pin-tastic!

9 comments:

Ashley Paige said...

i love these!! they turned out SO cute! thanks so much for sharing and for linking up!

Kelli Kegley said...

How Stinkin cute are these?!?! What a great idea!

Kar @allmylove.mommy said...

Those are awesome!! I also love how girly they are :)

Rachel @ front row seat said...

These are so precious!! It's neat how you can use any type of paper to give it a different feel. Great idea!

Stormy said...

Over from the link up :) Those are totally adorable! I think I have to add these to my to-do list!

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Miranda said...

s'dang cute...love the idea!!

(can you share the cute decor on the wall--the circles with different textures on them)

Tiffany said...

What a cute idea!! I love scrapbook paper, so this is perfect!

~Tiffany
http://tiffanyd22.blogspot.com

Lauren Edmondson said...

I have been looking for a way to cover some trees I had done in glitter like this last year, and this is just too perfect! So glad I stopped by from the link-up!

Elle said...

I found your blog from the link up! How fun are these! Love the Blog!!!

XOXO, Elle
http://toasttotomorrow.blogspot.com/

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