Hello there, it's Kellie here today with a very simple project! I have loved working with Handmade Holiday, it is such an adorable paper line. The colors are awesome and the details are so darn cute.
In fact I have loved the collection so much all I had left of it was scraps. Well, I still needed to make one more project for my blog post today! So here is what I came up with....
These little trees are so easy to make, I was a little embarrassed to post it as my project! I can say I have truly used up every bit of my Handmade Holiday Collection. To make a tree gather your scraps, a small pot, white paint, a dowel, a piece of styrofoam, burlap, and some moss (or filler for the pot).
I started by painting the pot and the dowel white, the pot is on the smaller size about 3 inches tall. When I started the project I was using a much larger pot (6 inches) and it just didn't look right. The smaller ones are the way to go. Stick a piece of Styrofoam down in the pot, it doesn't have to be perfect just shove it down inside the pot. Place the dowel down in the styrofoam, my dowel is about 12 inches long. Put your moss around the top of the pot. I had a piece of burlap that I cut into strips, nothing perfect about 4 inches long by 1/4 wide. Remember this project is super Simple! The strips of burlap are your spacers in-between the scraps of paper. You could also use ribbon or fabric if you don't have burlap. I tied about three strips of burlap on the base of the dowel. Then I took 3 pieces of my biggest scraps about 3 x 5 (remember it doesn't have to be perfect) punched a hole in the center and slid it over the dowel. Then I tied some more burlap strips on the dowel and then more paper scraps. I used smaller pieces of scraps as I moved up the tree.
So there it is my very Simple project! I hope you enjoyed it, I sure had fun making it. I officially have to get some more Handmade Holiday! Have a wonderful day!