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PAPER PUNCHED CHRISTMAS TREE ART

October 26, 2018

My 5-year-old daughter has been learning how to create objects using the same shape.  Today's project demonstrates that technique.  You know my love for paper punches goes deep, and today's star of the project is my 1" circle punch.  With it I created two very festive and colourful Christmas tree art prints in pretty glitter papers that I'm intending to hang as a pair (because when comes to the holidays, everything must have glitter!) Although my colour choices are nontraditional, this project can be created with any colour palette or pattern or texture that you like! 

 

 

I started with two 8" x 8" frames, but you may use any size frame for your project.  To make this tree art to my scale, gathering the following items:

 

TOOLS & MATERIALS:

 

  • One sheet of 12" x 12" glitter card stock (for the background)

  • Paper trimmer

  • Card stock paper in complimenting colours and/or patterns (minimum 3)

  • 1" circle punch (similar)

  • Ruler and marker

  • Double-sided tape

  • 1" star punch (similiar)

 

DIRECTIONS:

 

 

Trim the background to 8" x 8" so that it will fit snug into the frame.   Punch out 5 circles in each pattern that will make up the tree, and one for the star.

 

 

Arrange a pattern to your liking on the backdrop and use a ruler to measure the centre point.  Mark the centre with a marker.  Tape the first piece of the tree in the centre where you marked it and work your way out from there, using the ruler as a guide for straightness and leaving the same thickness between each circle.

 

  

After you're finished, frame your Christmas tree print!

 

 

Total project time: about 25 minutes for one frame.

 

SHOP GLITTER CARD STOCK:

 

This project will also make a beautiful and thoughtful gift.  It's never too early to get a head start! I hope you enjoyed it, friends :)