October 8, 2008

Stand alone paper trees





A Little Hut has a great tutorial on how to make these stand alone trees (i added the root system and owl to mine). She uses recycled junk mail for her trees. I didn't. I went to Michaels and bought some nice thick black card stock for mine. Shame on me for not being resourceful. The tutorial is well written and quite easy to do. It took me about an hour to complete. I'm excited about these trees, because I haven't yet decorated my house for Halloween and these trees are perfect to get the party started. Every year I get ambitious about the up and coming holidays and I usually say something to my husband like, " this year I'm going to really get into decorating the house." Or, " this year I'm going to do up the house like Christmas at Anthropologie." And every year I get as far as putting the Christmas tree up and decorating it.


BUT, this year will be different.



Notice the fall foliage behind the trees. I'm on it!


One more thing. If you like paper craft tutorials, check out Folding Trees blog. She's got every thing from how to make paper cranes to paper cutting.



Jamie

13 comments:

Patricia said...

They turned out great! Thank you for your kind words regarding my tutorial! :)

Rachel@oneprettything.com said...

I love how you made those into festive decorations! I'll be linking to this project.

Lani Robertson said...

those trees are wonderful! i may have to make me one!

i also wanted to let you know that i got the apple fabric that i won from your give away! thanks so much! :)

lani

Pretty Ditty said...

Thanks for the kind words =)

Lani - I'm glad you recieved your fabric safe and sound. I just finished an apron with that delicious fabric. I'll do a post about it shortly.

Cassi said...

Oooh, I love them! Just my kind of Halloween decor!

Melanie said...

Love them! What a great idea to make them into Halloween decorations!

Giabella Designs said...

I thought I e-mailed you earlier but the address on your sidebar confused me. JamieChristina@apronstreet@yahoo.com? let me know.

marLou said...

I love trees for decor and these are really great. I think I will try it. Thxs!

Elsita :) said...

Yay Jamie!
I love how your paper trees turned out and I love how you gave them your personal touch, that make them special. They will be a great Halloween decoration. Thank you so much for the link to the tutorial!
Elsita :)

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