Saturday, 21 June 2008

...instructions for trees

Here's a quick 'tutorial' on how to make the trees - Emily Davis very kindly flattered me by asking how these little trees were made - I was glowing after I read her request at the PTI website!! (hopefully if you click on the image it will get bigger)

To start with take your four largest square scallopped nestability dies and cut a green square of paper or card for each - then cut an extra one for the biggest die. - Paper and light card are better - heavy card can be harder to manipulate in this project.

Steps 1 and 2 Refer to the pictures to see where I scored each square - do them all in the same positions - first from corner to corner then I used the scallops as a guide to do two more scores on either side of the diagonals.

Steps 3 and 4 Then I made the folds, pinching the corners so's they folded inwards. After that I squashed the corners from front to back see pic 4.

Steps 5 and 6 I secured them with really strong double sided tape for the paper trees (I used eyelets on the card trees aswell).

Steps 7 and 8 I repeated this process on all of the squares and then attached little sticky pads to each tip of the tree sections and then stacked them all together.

If you are going to use eyelets stop at step 4 and punch holes as per the photo below - add the eyelets and proceed to step 6.

For some of my trees I didn't use tape or eyelets but left them open to make little shaggy trees - I think I might prefer them like this.


  1. Incredible! Genius!! LOVE your trees. Thanks for making a tutorial.

  2. Fabulous tutorial Claire! Thanks so much for sharing your talent with us!

  3. Great tutorial, Claire!! Thanks for sharing how you made them. I still love those little trees!

  4. This is wonderful! They are so cute - thanks for sharing the how-to!! :)

  5. Great tutorial!!!! Thanks for sharing!

  6. These are adorable! Thank you for the tutorial!

    ~ Pam
    (prhansen over on the PTI Forum)

  7. Thanks for the tutorial. I just found it and I love the trees. They are gorgeous. Alice, Mommaladystamper over at PTI

  8. Oh wow these are amazing! They should be in a magazine!

  9. Love your Eyelet trees. Thanks for showing instructions. Wow, you live in Ireland, I wish I could visit, I hear it is beautiful. I am from the USA, but I have a few drops of Irish ancestry, and my husband is about 75% Irish ancestry. Keep posting.

  10. amazing... complicated but simple too.
    i really must try this! thank you for sharing your talents with us.

  11. Hi
    I have just spent 2 hours on your blog! I am amazed at what you can do. I think you are amazing!!! Keep on posting, would love to see more.
    Thanks for sharing.
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