Thursday, December 8, 2011

Oh (Bind-it-All) Christmas Tree!

Oh Christmas tree, Oh Christmas tree, how lovely are your branches!

I love decking the halls at Christmas time and I love making my decorations even more.  This Christmas I wanted to make some Christmas trees to add to my mantle at Christmas time and came up with these really cute little trees, Bind-it-All style!
To make them I cut the paper into triangular shapes, folded them in half then punched four holes into the paper along the folded edge, using the Bind-it-All.  I then cut a piece of Zutter owire with two extra holes on it which will create the trunk of the tree.  For my trees I used 10 triangles in total but you could use more or less depending on how full you want your tree to be.
Line up all the papers and feed the owire through them just like you are binding a mini album but leave two of the owire threads left hanging out the bottom of the paper.  Bind it, then carefully glue the back side of each triangle to the next one so the stay together. Decorate with buttons, twine, ribbon, whatever you have on hand.
I love how they turned out and I know they will look great on my mantle.  I hope you have a wonderful Christmas!

Zutter Zister DT Member Fleur Smith

11 comments:

crazyaboutcricut said...

Oh my gosh, this is such a brilliant idea!! I love to find other uses for my tools, and using my BIA for more than just books makes it even better. TFS :)

ScrappyKsue said...

This is so adorable. Who comes up with this stuff? Love it!

bearkis said...

Very good idea,thank you!!!

Janet Zeppa said...

Fleur these are fantastic!!

Kort og Søm said...

Just love this! :O)

Janet a.k.a. swanlady21 said...

Stunning! Just love it!

debb said...

beautiful and clever

Sue said...

great idea!

Cindy said...

Wow! That is SO creative and clever! I'm so impressed and, thanks to Pinterest, will be pinning this fabulous idea...thanks for sharing!

mary said...

has anyone else tried this? mine aren't coming together as I'd hoped - wonder if I need to find out what the measurements of the triangles are & what size o-wire is used...ideas?

Anonymous said...

I'm having trouble...can you share size of your triangles and o-wire?