Since my living room redo began (this is a never ending project and one day when I finish it, I will post pictures:) and I went from a hutch cabinet to just a buffet, I am excited to have the whole top of my buffet to decorate for holidays.
I had seen an idea for a tree from scrapbook paper on Pinterest (find the original post here). My daughter loves to craft and I thought it would be fun to have her make one for our decorations.
Here is what it looked like once she was done. I cleaned out a lot of my paper when I reorganized our laundry room so I did not have any scraps for her to use. Instead, I bought coordinating colored paper at the craft store.
How I did it:
1. I cut the white paper to 8X10 since I was going to frame it
2. I made the strips of paper 1 inch wide but you could do skinnier if you wanted more strips.
3. The bottom strip is 9 inches long.
4. Each strip is a half inch shorter as you go up the tree.
5. My daughter drew and cut out the stars for the top on her own.
6. The trunk is from a scrap of brown paper.
We used the adhesive I use for scrapbooking and card making to attach the strips of paper.
In the frame on the buffet. She is so proud that her work is part of the decorations. The frame is one from Goodwill that I bought a few months back and repainted.
We also made two more for the great-grandparents which I am going to frame and give as a gift from my daughter (great idea for those who are hard to shop for but would love a handmade gift from their grandchildren:).
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