Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Paper Christmas Tree

Have you ever run across a tutorial on the internet with too little details?  I found a fabulous paper tree tutorial, but thought it lacked the detail my OCD crafting brain wanted.  So, I am sharing my paper tree with more detail.  I found the original tree on here.  But it had no information on the size of the circles or the finished size of the tree.  I also thought the wire base would be a bit too flimsy, so I used some Styrofoam cones.
Here is how I made my tree.  I cut my biggest circle at 7" and cut a circle in the center to slip over the cone (see photo above).  To get the lines in my circle like the tutorial, I just traced the markings from a clock face for 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11,  and 12.  I then drew a line from 1 to 7, 2 to 8, 3 to 9 ( to the line opposite it on the clock face), etc around the circle.  McGill roller ball stylus.
I clipped in leaving 1/2" outside the inside circle.  To get the boughs to roll well I used the
 I cut each circle 1/2" smaller up to the top of the circle (eleven rows cut, clipped folded and glued.  I then cut one final circle and clipped out a quarter of the circle, I over lapped the cone and clipped and folder the final boughs at the top.
My finished tree is about 7" high.  After I finished my tree, I added a bit of Art Glitter to get the look of snow.  Now I have a little something for our music teacher!

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Anna Griffin Planner Christmas List and Challenge

I am continuing to challenge you to get your Un Finished Objects done, by posting a weekly challenge inspired by wedding anniversary gifts.  This week I post my 49th challenge, and there is no traditional anniversary gift to inspire this challenge.  So, this week anything goes.  Just share any UFO you are working on write a blog post,  then post a link to your blog post below, or photo online via Facebook and you get two entries this week.

This week I am starting my Christmas shopping and of course I wanted to begin by making a list.  I love a planner for keeping all my to do's in one place.  I have an Anna Griffin Planner, and wanted a Christmas list for it.  Since AG doesn't have this page in her planner embellishment kit, I made my own with some AG supplies.  I started by cutting up some older planner pages so that the lines and check boxes all matched.  Since AG's pages only have lines have way down the page, I added another half page at the bottom.  There was some space in the middle that had no lines, so I added some AG patterned paper and some items from Anna Griffin's Planner Embellishment kit.  

One page of my Christmas list says "believe",  the 2nd says "family" and the 3rd says "friends."   I hope Anna Griffin adds more embellishment packages for her planner!  I love the planner paper crafting and want some more AG options!


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