I adapted this idea from one that I saw on The Small Object blog. Hers are made with fabric, but as soon as I saw them I wanted to try this with patterned paper.
You will need:
Assorted holiday patterned papers
Assorted ribbon, trim and embellishments
Sewing Machine (optional)
Download the template, which can be found here, print and cut pieces out. Use template pieces to cut out four semi circles of patterned paper.
Either glue or stitch ribbon to the curved edge of semi-circles, leaving a bit of ribbon overhang
You can also use your sewing machine to stitch a zigzag stitch along the straight edge of the semi-circle
Now using adhesive, make the semi-circles into cones. To do this I ran a bit of glue along half of the straight edge, then bent the semi-circle so that the ends of the curves section
met and overlapped a bit. Cut off any excess ribbon.
Now stack cones to form tree, starting with largest.
Add a holiday or seasonal element to top of tree
Use glitter glue on edges instead of ribbon or trim (blue tree)
Add other embellishments e.g. buttons, to body of tree. (pink tree)
Use decorative scissors to cut edges of semi circles (pink tree)
Make bigger trees by cutting larger semi-circles
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial! You can make an entire forest of these trees with your paper scraps!