We have a fabulous holiday project to share with you today. It comes from designer Shaunte Wadley. These holiday trees are a great way to decorate your home or party.
-Fringe edge die from the Edge It Kit (pictured below)
-Nesting Star die
-Hot glue gun
-Cone form (styrofome or whatever your craft store has)
-Bead garland (purchase at craft or dollar store)
Using your fringe edge die, cut out several pieces using cardstock of your choice. Then, wrap the pieces around a cone form and curl them up. Be sure to use a heavy duty glue or a hot glue gun. Finish off the tree with some bead garland and a star on top (tutorial below). Shaunte also used glitter spray to add some bling to her trees. For the base, you can use whatever you would like. Shaunte created a base with a large scallop and circle (cut with her digital cutting tool).
Shaunte was kind enought to show us how to make the stars that go on top of the tree. Follow these instructions for perfect, dimensional stars!
1- Cut two matching sized stars from paper of your choosing, using Nesting Stars dies.
2- Using a bone folder, or embossing tool, score the star from tip to center of inside point.
3- Continue to score each point.
4- Fold scored lines up, and towards inside of the star to create a three dimensional effect.
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By Lifestyle Crafts