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.