Thursday, November 20, 2014

Paper Squares Stacked Tree

Stacked Paper Christmas Tree

From North of the Boulevard

I'm continuing to try new ideas for various little trees for my Christmas decor this year. This one is stacked paper squares. It's ridiculously easy to make and I had everything on hand that I needed. Even if I had purchased the items, it would have been very inexpensive to put together. 


So far, I've made  Stacked Felt Trees,  a Coastal Cone Tree, and a Book Page Tree. I've seen a few book page stacked trees and I began to think of what I could use to make one, other than a book page with words.  I remembered that I have several old calendar books stored away. They all have beautiful pictures in them and I knew that one of them would be perfect for this.
How I Made It

This one had seasonal pictures. I used pinking shears and cut out the pictures from the winter months that had lots of reds and greens in them.  


After cutting out the pictures, I cut them into squares. I didn't measure for this. I started with squares close to 3X3 and then cut them progressively smaller. I cut between 15 and 20 squares for each size. I used five sizes. 

I used a small styrofoam circle and  a wooden skewer for the tree form. I covered the circle with white felt to give the appearance of snow and then wrapped the outside with twine. 


I used a cork bottle stopper for the trunk. I poked a hole in it with the point of the skewer and then worked the flat end of the skewer into it. 


Starting with the largest squares I centered them on the point of the skewer and then lowered them down. I left a little more space between the squares as I made the way to the top.  I continued with all the sizes until I reached near the top. I left a little bit of the skewer empty so that I could hot glue a silver painted star to it. 

How easy was that? 

I added the little wood chip deer that I found at Michael's a few weeks ago for .25. 


When I showed this one to Gloria, she told me it matched her decor more than mine. I have to agree with her, so this one will be finding its home south of the boulevard. This means, I'll need to make another one that matches my decor better. 

Have you tried these or do you have any other ideas for small trees? I'm still on the hunt for more. 

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9 Comments:

At December 1, 2014 at 9:05 PM , Blogger Audrey said...

Really cute and I love the little deer.
Blessings,
Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

 
At December 2, 2014 at 8:22 PM , Blogger Beverly Roderick said...

Thank you, Audrey. I thought the little deer was just too cute not to use.

 
At December 2, 2014 at 11:47 PM , Blogger cynthia haller said...

Really cute idea, thanks for sharing.

 
At December 3, 2014 at 6:20 AM , Blogger Purfylle said...

This would be a great way to upcycle your old Christmas cards too. Love it!

 
At December 3, 2014 at 8:50 AM , Blogger Beverly Roderick said...

Thank you, cynthia and thanks for stopping by here.

 
At December 3, 2014 at 8:52 AM , Blogger Beverly Roderick said...

Yes, old cards would work great for this. Thank you.

 
At December 4, 2014 at 8:59 PM , Blogger Etcetorize said...

Very cute! The paper almost looks like puzzle pieces. Thanks so much for sharing at the Make it Monday Party! Hope to see you again next week.

 
At December 9, 2014 at 8:13 AM , Blogger Beverly Roderick said...

Thank you and thanks so much for featuring it this week on Make it Monday.

 
At December 9, 2014 at 1:05 PM , Blogger Carolyn McAfee said...

I love this idea!!! Pinning for sure!
Now following via blog lovin'. Found you via 2 uses Tue.
Carolyn
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