Tuesday, 23 December 2008

Tree table decoration.

This is a quick table decoration that I found on Martha Stewart's website.

You can view the tutorial HERE . Be warned though, the instructions are not very good! It tells you to fold the circles in half 4 times, but they neglect to tell you to turn the paper over and fold it again so you get the mountain and valley folds!

I used a shiny metallic green Christina Re paper, thinner paper is easier to fold than the cardstock that is suggested in the tutorial too! You are supposed to use a cotton reel as the base, but I didn't have any so used an empty photo film container...I put a hole in the lid for the skewer to poke through, I then wrapped some red satin ribbon around it so it looked pretty! I used Fiskars templates to cut the circles.

7 comments:

Beth said...

Another sweet idea and thanks for the heads up on the instructions Lyn, will save this one for next year.

fishlips said...

Lyn This is so darling and looks like you just mastered this tutorial your tree is perfect...thanks for sharing!!!!

Ann said...

Lyn, this looks great! If I tried something like this, it would result in a crumpled mess of paper and lots of swearing! ;)

Shirley said...

What a very cute decoration and thanks for the tips about the instructions too!

cadnileb said...

OOoh so pretty! And thanks for the warning on the directions!

virginia said...

Wow so elegant thanks for the heads up on the directions!

Lisa Graves said...

Love this. What a neat idea.