Paper Christmas Tree

Project Creator: Lisa Matley
LEVEL OF DIFFICULTY: BEGINNER

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Tools

> Scissors
> Brother ScanNCut Machine
> Pins/Wonderclips
> Ribbon
> Pencil
> Glue and Sticky Tape

Materials

> Dark Green Cardstock – 3 x sheets measuring 12” x 12” (70 circles)
> Light Green Cardstock – 3 x sheets measuring 12” x 12” (70 circles)
> Gold Cardstock – 1 sheet measuring 12” x 12”
> White Cardstock– 1 sheet measuring 20” x 20”

Tips

> Standard Blade
> Blade Depth: Number 3
> Speed: Number 3
> Pressure: 0
> These settings are a guide only, Please perform a test cut before starting to establish a nice clean cut

Step 1:

Construction: Creating the Tree

Select the shape icon on the ScanNCut – select the circle and program the measurements of 50mm circles with the maximum number of repeats of 25 circles per sheet.

Step 2:

Attach cardstock to the standard cutting mat, load the mat then select cut.

Step 3:

Unload the mat and remove the surrounding card, carefully lift each circle from the mat using the spatula.

Step 4:

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Repeat for all remaining green cardstock

Step 5:

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Take the piece of white cardstock and lay on a flat surface. Using a ribbon tie a pencil at the end, using the ribbon as a compass draw a curve.

Step 6:

Cut along the line and roll cardboard to create a cone, securing with sticky tape.

Step 7:

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Starting from the bottom of the cone work around the cone gluing alternative colour circles, repeating up the cone to create layered leaves

Step 8:

Continue to the top of the cone.

Step 9:

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On the base of the cone cut around each circle to remove the white base cone.

Step 1:

Construction: Creating the Star

Select the shape icon on the ScanNCut – select the star BA-A073 and program the measurements of 150mm x 143mm with 2 repeats.

Step 2:

Attach gold cardstock to the standard cutting mat, load the mat then select cut.

Step 3:

Unload the mat and remove the surrounding card, carefully lift each star from the mat using the spatula.

Step 4:

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Add glue to the wrong side to all areas except for the centre section of the star.

Step 5:

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Insert a Q-Tip in the centre and add the second star, using wonderclips to hold the star together for 10 minutes.

Step 7:

Decorate the cone as desired.

Congratulations your DIY Christmas Tree is complete!

Step 8:

Add glue to the top of the cone – remove the Q-Tip and place the star over the top of the cone.