DIY Paper Trees

11.25.2011

paper trees craftI love paper crafts, and Christmas is the perfect time to experiment with new decorations. I wanted some little trees to add to my buffet that would lend some height to the long table. These paper trees cost me less than $20 and an hour to make. 
These are so simple and would be perfect for a craft party. Even kids can make these. Hello paper trees, I love you to pieces.We picked up a much larger tree this afternoon... It was a slightly more expensive than these. I'll be finishing up Christmas decor this weekend and posting pics next week!
PS-I feel like watching Love Actually and Home Alone. And drinking cider with Red Hots. And wearing fuzzy slippers. End Christmas past time cliches.

29 comments:

  1. Super cute!! We're not getting a tree this year since we'll be traveling around Christmas, but I'm compiling different ideas for alternative tree decorations...this has definitely made the list! Xo, Katie

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  2. Love the sweet little trees! Can't wait to go get our real one tonight. Yay! :)

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  3. Katie, I've actually decorated a fake ficus tree with lights before. I'm sure your "tree alternative" will be much cuter than that! Hope to see pics on your blog.

    Kelly, good luck finding your tree! So much fun:)

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  4. I have styrofoam trees that I need to find something to do with. This could be the perfect solution! Very cute~

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  5. Kim, I've seen some cute felt trees lately too. PS-Love the new header on your blog.

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  6. Really sweet!

    I'd love it if you could share this over on my Simply Christmas Inspiration Party at http://shabbyartboutique.blogspot.com/2011/11/inspiration-friday.html

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  7. I love these! Our budget is quite small this year and because of this, these will be fantastic frugal decorations! :) Thank you!

    http://munchtalk.blogspot.com

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  8. Thanks ladies! So glad you stopped by. I'd love if you'd follow along. I'll have more crafts posted in the coming weeks

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  9. These look amazing and super easy. I love your blog. I'm your newest follower.
    Would love to see you DIY Home Sweet home.
    Jamie
    http://diyhshp.blogspot.com/

    P.S. I have a linky every Monday. Would love for you to stop by and link up.

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  10. Thanks Jamie! I'll have to pop by your place soon.

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  11. We are your newest follower! Love your site from the little I've seen... in fact, have put you on our sidebar as one of the sites we love to visit. We'd love for you to link up to our Holiday DIY link party http://stirizsisters.blogspot.com/2011/11/holiday-diy-gift-cataog-link-party_18.html

    Corie @ Design DNA

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  12. Heather, I always look forward to your posts! this DIY is too cute.

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  13. Thanks so much Corie! I'll head over to your blog and check it out.

    Thank you Alicia. That means a lot:)

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  14. I'm slightly obsessed with sytrofoam trees this season and I LOVE these.

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  15. This is such a great idea and there are so many ways to personalize them - I love how they turned out!

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  16. Cute trees! I really like the color green you chose and I love the buttons!

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  17. So cute! I love the how whimsical they are! I'm a new follower! I hope you'll follow me back but no pressure!

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  18. VERY cute trees! They remind me of Dr Seuss. Great idea.

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  19. Hello to everybody stopping by from the Hi Sugarplum link party! Thanks you so much for all the great feedback. Heading to your blogs now.

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  20. So cute! And I love your way of giving a tutorial! Visiting from Hi Sugarplum...happy decorating! :)

    evie @ brown paper packages

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  21. I've been thinking about watching Home Alone...lol...What a lovely site you have. Clean and modern. Easy on the eyes...

    This project reminds me of a tree I did with my first grade class, obviously the execution was much different...lol.

    Make my grinch heart grow a little bigger and please share this @ myHoliday Link.

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  22. So so cute, Heather!!! I'm a sucker for those trees this year...and I like that your version took an hour (vs. the countless hours I spent pinning sequins on mine!) thanks so much for linking up!

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  23. These turned out great! I'd love it if you'd add this to my link party over at http://raegunwear.blogspot.com/2011/11/link-party-what-we-wore-and-made_29.html

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  24. Cassie, your trees looked incredible! Loved them. Thanks for hosting and stopping by "my place".

    Marissa thanks! I'll check it out.

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  25. thanks evie! It was my first time doing that, so I wasn't sure how people would feel about it.

    Nicolette, that means a lot since those are two adjectives I was shooting for:) Home Alone really is a classic. I'm a sucker for the first one...never did like the sequels much. I'll be sure to check out your link party.

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  26. Heather these rock!!! I'd love it if you would come link these up to my Holiday Happening party! Anything Holiday goes! http://wp.me/p1SSXe-vp I'd love to share these!! xoxo Cheryl

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  27. I'm new at this and need instructions to make these cute trees. Could you post them materials needed, etc.? Thank you,
    Susan

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  28. I neglected to leave my e-mail address. I'm Susan who needs to know the materials and measurements for your paper trees. I'm really anxious to try these. My e mail is :
    suemadre@sbcglobal.net.
    Thank you,
    Susan Dimon

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