Do you remember when you were a kid and if you woke up crazy early mom and dad would make you wait quietly until they woke up? I'd play with my polly pockets or read a book or teach my teddy bears like they were school children or maybe do a little crafting. Well, at twenty one years old my Saturday morning routine hasn't seemed to change much. Hubby is a sleeper-in-er and I loooove my early-to-bed-early-to-ride routine, so often I find myself trying to find something quiet to do, and a couple Saturdays ago this easy Christmas craft was just the thing.
First, I just cut up a bunch of pieces of scrapooking paper at different widths (all the full 12 inches in length) and folded them up accordian style about 1 cm thick.
Then I glued the ends together to shape a circle (this got much harder near the top of the tree) using hot glue.
Using a wide skewer as the 'trunk' I glued the very center of each paper round to the skewer. This uses a LOT of glue and takes a lot of patience to hold the paper to the stick as it dries.
Now all it needed was a lovely star on top, and all I needed was a Husband to come to the kitchen and hangout with me but he snoozed on a few more hours so I got out the gold paper, glitter and glue and made a quick little star. Then proceeded to whipped up a couple more Christmas trees and drink a few more cups of tea. I love quiet Saturday mornings.