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The Witch's New Year- Oct. 31st.

December 13, 2010

Cardboard Circle Trees

 Okay  another"trash" project. These are trees made from card board covered with wrapping paper then cut into circles. I used white craft glue to glue the paper to my cardboard. Just squeezed some out onto the cardboard & spread it around with a sponge brush til it covered the entire piece.  Here is a shot of two of the papers I used drying.

Some of it puckered a bit. That is not a big deal. I traced three different sized circles onto my cardboard.

 Cut my circles out. For the smallest circles I used the indentations from the beer soda box. Then I used a small candle base for the middle size & a large can of soup for the largest.

Start with the larger circles & work up to shaping the different sized circles into a tree shape & glue into place. When you have your circles glued, glue a spring clothes pin to the bottom of your tree like a trunk. Gluing  at the bottom/leg  part of the clothes pin so you can use the grippy part to attach it to what ever you want. I had  a really bad shot of one on a tree but here is a shot with a better background. (sorry it was dark in that shot so I got rid of it) 

The circle to your right is not black paper. I was taking the photo at night  & if I had used the flash the purple paper is a foil & would have caused an entire "white out" on the pic.
I know I probably should  have waited for natural light but I wanted to get this posted.

There you have it. A simple & easy tree to add to your Holiday decor! I know there may be some of you out there in Blogland that may try this.  I wanna see some photos!

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  1. These are sooo adorable! I love the wrapping paper! Thanks for sharing with my Pink Hippo Party!

  2. Oh, what a clever tree! Love it, and such a great recycled craft.

  3. Cute!!

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  4. Those are so cute!
    Thanks for linking up again this week.

  5. love the christmas tree as it is still pointing up to heaven

  6. these are so great!! Thanks for linking up at Hooray for the Holidays :)

  7. Oh these look very cute and fun. Love it when you use "simple shapes" to create something!

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  8. Beth, how cute, very creative.

    Thanks for linking up to **Amaze me August**

    Bella :)