Scalloped Circle Tree
by Beate Johns
Create a Christmas tree out of scalloped circles.
- Patterned paper
- Scalloped circle dies (Spellbinders Big Scalloped Circles Nestabilities Large used here)
- Star dies or punches (Spellbinders Stars Five Nestabilities used here)
- Die cutting machine
- Craft glue
- Pencils and ruler
- Hole punch
- Bamboo skewers, or thin wooden dowel
- Blending tool
- Ink (Walnut Stain Distress Ink used here)
- Adhesive (Xyron 250 Sticker Maker used here)
Cut patterned paper with scalloped circle dies.
Cut several paper circles for each die. For this sample, three of each side were cut.
Sponge edges with ink for a vintage look.
Sponge edges of stars for a vintage look.
Cut two stars out of patterned paper, or like here, out of glitter paper.
Sponge edges of stars for an aged look.
Mark the center of a chipboard coaster.
Make sure the hole is just a tiny bit smaller then your Shish Kabob Skewer. Otherwise the tree will wobble. If your hole punch isn't small enough, punch the coaster with a paper piercer or another small sharp object.
Cover coaster with patterned paper or glitter paper.
Punch hole through paper.
If you are using a Crop-a-Dile as shown, you can adhere the paper to the coaster before punching the hole, saving one step.
Glue Shish-Kabob Skewer into the hole.
Adhere a coaster under the first one to give the skewer more stability.
Add glue to the tree base, pierce one of the largest paper circles in the center and slide all the way down to the base. Adhere.
Continue to pierce center in the paper circles. Add glue to the skewer slightly above the last circle and adhere circle.
Leave 1/8" to 1/4" gaps between each circle.
Finish adding your circles to your tree, lining them up by size.
If your skewer is too long, trim with strong scissors down, leaving about 3/4" to 1" above the last circle.
Add adhesive on the back of both of the cut out stars.
Adhere stars to both sides of the end of the skewer to hide it.
- Add sparkle to tree by adding glitter to the edges of your circles (silver Stickles used here).
- Try other die shapes like scalloped squares or regular circles for a different looks.