Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Cardboard Christmas Trees

Now that its just a few days before Christmas it has become obvious that we won't be setting up the Christmas tree.
We decided that it is wise to wait until next year when Alonzo is a little older-- unless we prefer to frequently have to keep him from toppling the tree over.
Who needs the unecessary stress, right?

I know I sound like I'm trying to rationalize my laziness
but anyway, here's something I hope could to make up for it a little bit.

I recently bought wooden pictres frame at SM and was trying to think of a way to re-use these cardboard frame corners (don't know what these are called but I'm thinking you know what I'm
talking about).

step 1: paint them and then let them dry
step 2: assemble "tree" by tucking one under the other

step 3: glue "trimmings" using pieces of punched out paper and silver string 
(or ribbon)

All done!


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  2. these are really nice! you're so creative!

  3. Thanks, Faye! Merry Christmas!

  4. hello! im so glad i "discovered" your blog! we too decided not to have a tree this year....but unlike you we have no other excuse but sheer laziness (hahaha!).

    unfortunately, we dont have any of those triangular cardboard thingies (i also am at a loss at what to call them) so we were not able to make any either :(

    but i just have to say that i love your ideas! i'll be "watching" you!

    claire (and rick)