Giant Paper Christmas Tree

Giant Christmas Tree
       Hi friends I have been playing truant from blogland and do forgive me! My daughter who is in 5th grade  was asked by her class teacher to bring a paper christmas tree to decorate the bulletin board in her class!
Origami Christmas Tree
       We tried drawing a giant tree off hand but it wasn't so easy and after several unsuccessful attempts, we decided to make an Origami tree...a giant version of the ones I have shared here in this Paper Tree Tutorial 
DIY Christmas Tree
 We used large squares of chart paper to make our Giant Christmas tree . In fact making a giant tree was easier than the smaller version!! My kiddo  decorated it with die cut glitter foam ornaments, snowflakes and deers. And added quite a few glitter foam stars too. The tiny balls are thermocol balls and the lacy border was made using doilies!
DIY Christmas Crafts
My daughter literally spent a whole evening making her tree and she was soooo proud of it! It was a big big hit in her class and I even got a card from her class thanking me for helping them decorate their class!
Supplies : Dies :  Spellbinders 2012 Snowflake Pendant , Spellbinders 2012 Holiday tree ,Sizzix Stars Framelits ,Sizzix Card front Winter
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Edited : This project was featured by Di at her Pixie's Snippets Playground


DIY Paper Stars!

Handmade Paper Star
          Hi friends I have been missing from blogland but I have been crafting quite a bit and today jolted myself out of my laziness to come back to blogging and share a picture packed post with you featuring some of the cute Paper Star decorations my daughter and I made for Christmas!
Chipboard embellishments
I used a Sizzix die to create the large 3 dimensional stars and dressed them with lace and embellishments.
Handmade Christmas Decorations
Love the  gorgeous leaf lace which I had been hoarding for some time!
DIY Paper Star Decorations
Don't you just love those little cherries....!They are made of thermocol/styrofoam and were a bargain purchase from my local supermarket!
Thermocol Cherries
All my stars have cute  red fluffy hooks made out of puffy chenille stem sticks[ pipe cleaners]
DIY Paper Stars
Used up some lovely Christmas themed chipboard elements I had been hoarding for years!
Paper Stars
The red star below is made of red foil paper from DCWV and is one of the cutest of the lot!
Handmade Christmas Decoration
I kept the embellishments simple just adding a few satin roses and pearl strings but yes the lace border around the stars added all the glamour!
Satin Rose
The cute bow is a broken earring and I think you will agree it looks so cute!!
Recycled Broken Earring
 And here is the chipboard reindeer with a fluffy pompom tail!
Chipboard Reindeer
 The white satin rose bud is one of my favorites!
Satin Rose
 And a cute chipboard stocking to hold Xmas presents!
Chipboard Stocking
 Chenille stem sticks are so easy to hot glue to paper  and that is the main reason I used them to create my hanging elements!
Chenille Stem Hook
This one is in classic Christmas colors!
DIY Paper Star
I do love how the big rhinestone heart shimmers on the glittery snowflake!
The snowman star is another favorite of mine and I do love the "joy" themed paper!
Handmade Paper Stars
My daughter added a cute glittering green heart button for our snowman!
Chipboard Snowman
One corner of our star has the humblest of embellishments...a cute button! And yes we added a bit of snow too!
Button Embellishment
 And this corner has a cute cherry and satin rosebud!
Cherry Embellishments
 The tree charm looks adorable beside the glittery ball but I couldn't quite get a good photo!
Tree Charm

The last star is my daughter's favorite as she loved making the reindeer embellishment!
DIY Paper Star
Love how the golden snowflake shimmers against the gorgeous pattern paper!
Sizzix Snowflake
Crystal pollen and pearl strings are some of my all time favorite embellishments!
Yummy Crystal Pollen
 The little present was die cut using a Marianne die!
Marianne Presents Die
And the super cute reindeer!!
MDF Reindeer Ornament
Leaving you with a picture of my desk with more stars I have to dress up!!
Paper Stars
Supplies : Dies :  Sizzix 5 point 3 D star, Sizzix Card front Winter,Marianne Presents.Papers :DCWV The Evergreen Stack, Debbie Mumm Harvest and Holiday
I hope you enjoyed looking at all the stars my daughter and I made!! I will be catching up on all your blogs! I have been a lazy blogger ever since the Instagram bug hit me a few days back!
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