I hope to find you well! We are one month before Christmas, thirty days are left and I’ve not started Christmas decorations in our home yet! But, in the little free time, I had the previous weekend, I spent it searching and thinking what handmade Christmas gifts to prepare this year. With Pinterest, there are so many different ways to be inspired and in the end, it’s difficult to choose what you like most.
I decided to start with an easy Christmas project using materials that I already have from older DIY projects: bamboo sticks from my sunburst mirror project and wooden slices that my father-in-law had cut for me before many months, but I hadn’t concluded what to do with them, so I left them in a box waiting.
- one wooden slice (approximately 10cm, or 4 inches diameter)
- four bamboo sticks
- different kind of craft papers, or cardboard
- a marker
- craft glue
- a drill
- hot glue and a silicone gun
- For every tree, we will need three identical tree paper shapes in order to make a 3D Christmas tree. That means twelve shapes for four Christmas trees.
- We make a pattern of a Christmas tree in a sheet of paper by folding it in the half, draw it with a marker and cut it along the lines. And, then we make other three smaller tree patterns in order to have four Christmas trees of different sizes.
- For every size, we will need three pieces of craft paper or cardboard. We stuck the pieces together and cut them along our tree pattern.
- We glue side by side the three pieces and place the stick in the center. On the top, I glue a small golden star. You can make it using gold cardboard.
- We make four small holes on the wooden slice, using a small drill.
- We put hot glue in the holes and place the stick in it. We hold every tree with our hands for a minute until it is stabilized.