Monday, November 14, 2011

Paper Tree

I'm really excited about getting my Christmas decor out, but I am making myself wait until after Thanksgiving.  I need to focus on one Holiday at a time! Christmas seems like it is coming so fast this year, I wish the world would just slow down a bit!!   Although I am waiting to put out my Christmas decor, I can't help but make some things that are just too cute to wait for.   Like this paper tree! 
Right when I saw something similar to this on Pinterest I went straight into my guest craft room and found some christmas paper I bought last year.   This was so easy to make, I turned on the latest Dallas Cowboy Cheerleader episode and was done before it was over.  I love that show by the way.  Maybe because I wanted to be a "DCC" when I was a little girl or maybe just because those girls give me motivation to start working out again.  Not enough motivation to actually go to the gym, but at least I think about it, eh? lol ;)

So anyway...  Here is how easy it was to make.


1. Cut 10 or so sheets of paper, each one about an inch shorter than the previous.
2. roll into a tube using a pen or pencil.
3. Tape the end so it wont unravel.  Stack them up like a tree!
That's it! 
I glued burlap to the inside of a frame and then used tape to secure the paper onto it.  I might use the burlap frame after christmas is over so I didn't want it to be permanent.  
I love bunting, and tiny bunting is even better, so I made a small one for the date, it could say Joy, Merry, or anything, or it's cute without the bunting!




I'm ready to put this out on display but at the same time I just want time to freeze for a second!!  I haven't even started Christmas shopping yet.  I wish we could just do a Zach Morris "time out" and I could get so much done! hehe.  You guys know what I'm talking about right??? Zach Morris, Saved By the Bell???  ;)  Ok anyway...

Leslie Ashe was the original creator of this idea for Echo Park Paper, go here to check out her blog!

This was fun and easy so you should try it out!

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44 comments:

  1. I LOVE the paper tree!! THANKS for stopping by my blog Randee's Organized Chaos!! I started following you, hope you follow me!!

    THANKS!!

    Randee

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  2. Such a great project! I love your paper choices too...

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  3. Ahh! I'm loving this idea! I have a shadow box that I don't know what to do with... I think I'll be making one of these! :)

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  4. Simply brilliant {and that is the best kind of brilliance there is}! Thank you for sharing!

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  5. love it thank u for the idea I'll make one :)

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  6. So cute! I love the burlap background and the tiny bunting. So creative. I pinned it.

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  7. This is a cute idea! Thank you for sharing;)
    And thanks on the sweet comment on my DIY!;)
    Lovely greetings...

    http://pudel-design.blogspot.com/

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  8. Very sweet and simple project! Gonna have to give this one a try :)

    Thanks for sharing today :D
    Visiting from Shabby Creek Cottage's Linky Party.
    Smiles, Suzanne in NW Illinois

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  9. Such a cute craft and the best part is how easy it is. Thanks for sharing. I would love it if you could link this up to our linky party going on right now.

    http://junkintheirtrunk.blogspot.com/2011/11/link-it-up-wednesday-3.html

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  10. How beautiful and easy to make! Thank you so much for this idea! Greetings from Germany, Melanie

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  11. Oh my goodness, this is so cute!! Stopping by from the Shabby Creek Cottage, pinning this & {hopefully} making it soon. Thanks for sharing!

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  12. I love your paper tree! I would love if you would share with Blog Stalking Thursday Link Party. http://thecraftyblogstalker.blogspot.com/2011/11/blog-stalking-thursday-16.html

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  13. That is such a cute and smart idea! I love the paper combo with the burlap and bunting!

    Thanks for stopping by and commenting on the reindeer party! Have a great day!

    Gabby
    The...Late, Young Family

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  14. Saw you at Shabby Creek Cottage. This is adorable!

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  15. What a clever idea..I love the choice of papers you used..

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  16. The best post I have read all week and I have read a lot of posts this week! you are wonderful and I just so wonder that tree embellish which is gratifying.

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  17. Great tutorial Kimberly.
    I'd love it if you could come over and share this at my Inspiration link party for Simply christmas at http://shabbyartboutique.blogspot.com

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  18. So simple and great idea... Only yesterday I was rolling out some magazine papers ...now they can be put to good use... Thanks

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  19. Aw, I just love these! Thanks for sharing such a cute and festive project with us. My oldest child and I will be making these for sure this year! Could you please link this up on my Fun Stuff Fridays linky party so my readers could see this great craft as well?

    http://www.toysinthedryer.com/2011/11/introducing-fun-stuff-fridays.html

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  20. Now that is cute and so simple! I have some great Christmas papers I've bought in the past but now I scrapbook digitally. This is perfect to use up some of those papers. Thanks!

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  21. So cute!! I just pinned it. I am totally making it.
    Thanks for sharing
    Rachel
    adventuresofadiymom.blogspot.com

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  22. Adorable and so simple! I love it. Thanks for your comment on my blog. I'm pinning your project!

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  23. I am so in love with this! We would love for you to share this at our Home for the Holidays link party!

    http://www.uncommondesignsonline.com/2011/11/home-for-holidays-link-party-2.html

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  24. This is so pretty!
    Please come to our parties:
    www.garlicmom.blogpsot.com
    www.storieswithzach.blogspot.com

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  25. Totally precious! New follower, Love everything about it!
    I am dating myself, but I remember my grandmother making a similar tree for the wall, but not framed and larger! It's great good things keep coming back! Hope to see you visit and follow along. :)

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  26. The paper tree is so cute. I'm definitely making one in my colors this year. Thanks for linking to the Home Decor and Organizing Link Party this week. I'm featuring this today. Come over and grab a featured button if you like.

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  27. This is really cute! I'll have to share it with my two scrapbooking sisters. Thanks for showing it to us :)

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  28. This is adorable! I love the papers used.

    http://chickenscratchny.blogspot.com

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  29. An adorable festive tree, must give it a try.

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  30. Ok, I am crushing on this idea. I saw one similar. I just adore yours. I need to make one in my Christmas colors. Thanks for linking.

    winks, jen

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  31. Sooo creative and beautiful.. I absolutely love this.. I have a linky party happening for Christmas ornaments and I will LOVE for you to please share this lovely feature with me and my friends please : )) http://theartsygirlconnection.blogspot.com/2011/11/special-christmas-soiree1st-feature.html --Officially happily following ya with smiles..wishing ya a great start to your week. TY

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  32. Even when I was younger, dancing, and exercising daily it still was not enough to make me think that what the girls have to do would be worth it! Well, okay, I am too short, too:)

    Great holiday decoration and wonderful use of paper.

    Erika
    It’s a Wrap Link Party at Artful Rising

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  33. Hi Kimberly, I am new to your blog - I followed you over from Craftomaniac. I love these rolled Christmas trees! I'd like to invite you to a party that I'm having for the month of November - "Christmas Craft Tutorial". I'd love for you to share this.

    Mandy
    www.projectqueen.org

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  34. Oh how I LOVE this idea! I have not seen anything like it before. Great job! I may have to make one as well!

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  35. Great idea, hope to have enough time to try this :)

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  36. Visiting from TDC. :)

    Love this idea, thanks for sharing it!

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  37. This is so cute! I'm in love with all paper crafts so I'll have to try this one! I'm a new follower!

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  38. I'm with ya on the zach morris freeze.

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  39. Wow its very nice Paper Tree crafting its looks amazing and you have done fantastic work. I appreciate your craft work.

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  40. Ooooh... this would be fun with wrapping paper too!

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