Thursday, December 22, 2011

Paper poinsettias and Christmas trees

I started the season making paper poinsettias.  I used a leaf shape from the Flower Shoppe Cricut cartridge to make the petals  I used the same shape in four different sizes.

I used a bamboo skewer to "draw" on the veins and a little flocking for the centers.
I glued them to clothes pins to attach them to gifts.

This was one of my harebrained ideas.
I was asked to decorate a benefit party.
I didn't have much budget, so I thought I could buy a
stack or two for $15-$20 (on sale) and make 100 paper trees.

The first 10 were not so bad, the next 90 was another story.  I did get them all done. I used my gypsy to make a cut file for the cones and George and Basic shapes for the stars.

 I had all different sizes, colors, and patterns.
They really did add some color to a very beige function hall.

I used wrapping paper to add  a runner to the tables.
I had about seven trees grouped in the center of each table and the rest were scattered about next to some candle holders I dressed up with leftover paper.

Merry Christmas!

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