Candy Cane DSP Xmas Tree

Posted by on November 23, 2010 in Christmas, home decor | 0 comments

Here’s a fun project using strips of the “Candy Cane” Designer Series Paper and a styrofoam tree:

I wrapped a piece of the polka-dot DSP around the cone first. Most of this is covered up but it does help to hide the gaps in the strips and give it a more finished look. I cut the strips of DSP to 3/4″ x 6″ and glued the ends together before attaching to the tree with 2 flat-head pins. I started at the bottom and worked my way up to the top. The bow at the top covers the push pins that are visible (all the other push pins are covered by the overlapping rows of DSP). I added some of the Silver Tinsel from the Holiday Mini along with Rhinestones for a little bit of sparkle.
Here’s a close up of the bow:
To make the bow, I had 8 separate loops for the base, 4 smaller loops for the top and one last loop with a button in the middle. Each of these layers are glued together. I added 5 open strips of ribbon before attaching the bow to the top of the tree with a push pin. I also tucked inside and under the strips mini glue dots to keep it stuck down really good 🙂

Hopefully I’ll have time to make some more over the holiday – if I’m not in a turkey dinner coma!

Have a great day 🙂


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