Young and Crafty Sisters: 11/09/10

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Oh Christmas Tree


These are the most simple, easiest to make Christmas tree's e.v.e.r.

Here are the supplies you will need:
2x4 (I just used scraps)
Acrylic paint
Mod Podge
Scrapbook Paper
Wood Glue


I used the miter saw to cut your 2x4's to look like this. I used the 30 degree angle for each side.


Now start painting. Paint all of the edges of the tree to match your scrapbook paper. One of mine is painted red and one is green.


Paint the trunk brown.


After the paint is dry, trace your 2x4 on the back of your scrapbook paper. I almost made a big boo boo. I didn't think about the scrapbook paper only being 12x12, so I had to go diagonal!


Now cut what you traced out. It doesn't have to be perfect and it doesn't matter if extra paper hangs over.


Coat your wood with plenty of mod podge.


Put your paper on top and use something to smooth it out. I always use a CD case!


See that part that hangs over? Take your scissors and go along the edge to trim it off. Don't worry if it's all jagged because we'll take care of that next.


Take your sanding block and smooth all of the edges. I don't really "scuff" mine up but more just smooth the rough edges.


After you've done all of your pieces, take your wood glue and glue them together.  Make sure not to put a lot of glue on the front where the scrapbook paper is or it will ooze out.


And then admire your cutie patootie Christmas trees that you just made for about $2.00!
WHOOP WHOOP! Can't beat that!




I believe that these will be hanging out on the mantel the day after Thanksgiving!