White paper Christmas Tree

Last sunday, I helped my mother to create an inexpensive good looking Christmas Tree and I thought you might enjoy it too. It is very inexpensive because it uses only PAPER !

I love celebrating Christmas and what I like even more is to get the house ready to welcome family and friends.

Despite a pretty good idea of I wanted to create, I had a look on internet to find complementary ideas and I’ll give you the links of the how-to-do explanation.

1. Rolling Flame

I got inspired by Ellinée Journal to create 3D rolling flames. It is easy to do, less than 5 minutes per flame.

You only need :

  • A square piece of paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue
Image explaning the process (thanks to Ellinée Journal).
Here she is making a complete flower but I decided to create just a simple flame and here is the result :

 

2. Paper Star

 After that, in order to play with the magic side of Christmas, I created stars. For that I got inspired by White fish and things blog.
It’s a bit more complicated than the flame, but once you understand the move, it’s fast. It took me about 10minutes per stars after a bit of practise.
You only need :
  • 6 square pieces of paper (light is best)
  • Glue

You have to repeat 6 times the same fold of paper  explained in the PDF above : 

Once that’s done, stick them together. I used hot glue for that.

Here is the result, a very symmetrical star !

 

3. Little Christmas tree

As I love the shape of pine trees covered in snow, I really enjoyed this one.
I got inspired by the blog 86 lemons.

To me it is the easiest of all ! it takes 2 minutes to create one tree.

You only need :

  • Some paper, any size, any shape is good
  • blade-cutter
  • scissors
  1. Fold 2 pieces of paper together and draw half of the tree shape. Cut around it like that :
  2. Use a blade-cutter to cut on the red line.

  3. Assemble the two pieces together and hang it with a little thread. And here is the result !

4. Paper Rosette

Another easy one to create. I got inspired by Torie Jayne blog.
You only need :

  • rectangle of paper
  • glue

Fold the paper in accordeon and assemble them altogether. She uses thread but I used glue. The paper rosette has been added to teh top of the Christmas tree, with little lights behind, it is a great result!

I added as well a few feather and little silver garland and fairy lights.

If your Christmas tree isn’t down yet, I hope this article has been helpfull !

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Merry Christmas : )

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DIY : fabric on can

In the following posts, I’ll show you how to customize your interior decoration with very low budget.

Today : how to create a decorative pen holder.

What you need :

  • Fabric patterns (old second hand cushion covers are so cheap and perfect for that)
  • Scissors
  • Double sided tape
  • Can, any size
  • Iron
Here s the fabric I’m gonna use :

 

  1. Cut the fabric in the same height of your can adding 2 centimeters. Make sure the length is longer than the perimeter of the can. Reverse each side one centimeter inside and iron it flat.
  2. Add some double sided tape around the top and the bottom of the can. Add a straight tape line too.
    Double sided tape
  3. Remove the other side of the tape and start sticking the fabric on the can along the straight tape, and all around the can. Make sure the fabric is well tight for a better looking.
  4. To finish to stick the fabric on the can, place another straight double sided tape on the already stuck fabric. Cut the left over fabric so that it will come just above the tape. Stick the fabric on the tape. Press strongly.
  5. Congratulations it is finished !

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