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Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Paper Evergreens

Paper Evergreens

Tools and Materials
  • Adjustable circle cutter
  • Green card stock
  • Bone Folder
  • Scissors
  • Wooden skewers
  • Hot-glue gun
  • 1 1/8-inch (for small trees) and 1 15/16-inch (for large trees) wooden spools
  • Gold beads
  • Introduction

    These paper trees are as pretty as origami versions but easier to make.

    Next: Steps 1 - 3

    Step 1

    For large Christmas trees, use an adjustable circle cutter to make 2-, 3-, 4-, 5-, and 6-inch-diameter circles from green card stock (for small trees, omit the 6-inch circle).

    Step 2

    Fold each circle in half 4 times with a bone folder. While circles are folded, snip off the tip of each piece, forming a very small hole in center.

    Step 3

    Place smallest circle on the pointed end of a wooden skewer (we used 12-inch skewers), letting the tip poke through the hole in circle. With a hot-glue gun, dab underside of circle, where paper and skewer meet. Hold for 10 seconds to secure.

    Step 4

    Working 1 at a time from smallest circle to largest, slide remaining circles onto skewer; secure with glue.

    Step 5

    Insert bottom of skewer into a spool; remove, and cut skewer to desired height (we cut ours to 6, 9, and 10 inches), keeping in mind that only spool should be visible beneath standing tree. Return skewer to spool; secure with glue. Add a dot of glue to top of skewer, and attach a gold bead.

    Read more at Paper Evergreens - Martha Stewart Crafts

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

A Turkey for Thanksgiving

Designer Notes:This silly turkey can hold small treats and even be used as a name place card at the dinner table for kids on Thanksgiving. He’s made using a handmade “sour cream” style paper tube and a few fans using the Scor Buddy Tool and Bo Bunny’s Fall Foliage pattern paper.

Bo Bunny Supplies:
Patterned Paper: Foliage, Blaze, Bouquet and Stripe/Forever Fall
Buttons: Eyes from Whoo-ligans Buttons & Bling
Other: Triangle and 2” Circle Punch (Fiskars Americas); Heart Template (Provo Craft)
Instructions: 1. Score a 4” x 12” piece of stripe pattern paper at ¼” markings and accordion fold. Cut a 4” circle from pattern paper, then shape the accordion folded strip into a fan. Adhere to the circle using hot glue or other strong adhesive to keep the fan’s shape.2. Create a “sour cream” container by making a tube from 3 ½” x 6” piece of brown pattern paper. Fill with treats and seal ends with adhesive. 3. Create 2 small fans in the same fashion as the tale from 2 – 4” x 2” pieces of pattern paper. 4. Create a face using a 2” circle punch, a small triangle and inverted heart as well as a couple of wiggly eyes.5. Assemble the turkey with hot glue or strong adhesive. First, attach the body to the tail, then add the face by bending the top front corner of the “sour cream” container. Add the wings on the sides. To help the turkey stand, glue a 2” circle to the bottom and add 2 hearts for feet.

Friday, November 4, 2011

November Visiting Teaching Message

November Visiting Teaching is already here.
Get it done before your holidays come.

Didn't you love Brother Uchtdorf talk from the General Relief Society Broadcast. We did and you will love the message that goes with this perfect reminder.

Come get them before they are gone.
Are you waiting for your Golden Ticket?