Crafts blogger Michelle from The Purple Pumpkin Blog came up with a clever twist on our doily Christmas tree table centrepiece. Try her colourful Christmas trees made from leftover wrapping paper with her step-by-step instructions.
You will need
- Wrapping paper (I've used red and green)
- Scissors (decorative scissors optional)
- Double-sided or regular sticky tape
- Shot glasses and/or jam jars
On the reverse of a piece of wrapping paper, draw out nine circles. Set the compass at 10cm, 9cm, 8cm, 7cm, 6cm, 5cm, 4cm, 3cm, and 2cm.
Carefully cut each one out with scissors. You can use decorative scissors if you would prefer a patterned finish.
Fold all of the paper circles in half, and cut to form semi-circles. Place a strip of double-sided tape (or regular sticky tape) from the bottom edge to the bottom centre of the semi-circle.
Bend each semi-circle around to form a cone and stick in place.
Pour salt into your shot glasses and jam jars then add some straws. Stack up the cones, starting with the larger sizes at the bottom working up to the smallest at the top.
To make a tree with tiers (and gaps between the layers like the centre tree), snip the tip from the top of the paper cone and thread the straw through. You can keep them in place with a little white tack.
Tip: Try dipping the cones in glue and then glitter and leave the dry. Your tree will then have sparkly rims that resemble tinsel.
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