DIY Folded Paper Christmas Tree

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Folded Sheet Music Christmas Tree

I love these little trees!  I make three or four of them at a time in “mass production” so they just fly together.  The original instructions said to staple the cone ends together but I switched to a dab of hot glue and fold each end into a cone for a neater cone point.

You need a 12″ long 1/4″ diameter dowel and a tin can.  Another option is a wood block that has a 1/4″ hole drilled for the dowel.

 

 

If you want to use a tin can like I do, the dowel needs to be supported with a wooden bead with a hole large enough for the 1/4″ dowel on top and inside the tin can or wrap a long strip of paper around the dowel applying hot glue so it supports the dowel.

 

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Cut 15 each : 3″x 4.75“,    2.75″ x 4.25″, &   2.5″ x 3.5″    pieces of sheet music.

Cut 8 pieces each  of 2.25″ x 3″ and 4 pieces of 2″ x 2″.

TIP: I cut 15 pieces of sheet music into the correct length and width and then round the corners to match my stencil.  Then I punch the hole in a stack of 5 so the hole punch will work.

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Next put a dab of hot glue on one corner and gently fold it to the other corner making a pointy cone.

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Thread the pieces on largest to smallest alternating the points like a tree.

 

 

Make the sheet music rosette by fanning the paper.  After the paper is folded cut four pieces into 1.5″ lengths and glue the pieces so there is a long strip.  Hot glue the strip into a circle.  Crimp the circle so it turns into a rosette and quickly apply some hot glue and cover the glue with a 1 inch circle of sheet music.

 

Hot glue the rosette to the Christmas Tree with a strip of sheet music.

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Sweet Little Sheet Music Tree

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The trees can be made with scrapbooking paper also for a whimsical table top tree. The sheet music trees make wonderful gifts and take about one hour to assemble after all the pieces of sheet music are cut and punched with a hole.

 

 

 

 

 

Author: Patty Thurlby

I am a full time artist with a whimsical point of view!

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