How to make a Christmas tree of corrugated paper with your own hands?
Corrugated paper is often used by craftsmen for handicrafts. Here and the Christmas tree can be made in different ways using this material. This craft can decorate the premises of a kindergarten group, school class, put a small voluminous Christmas tree on your desk in the office.
How to make a Christmas tree from corrugated paper by different methods, we consider in the article further. Let's start with a simple postcard option, then learn how to create voluminous crafts on a cardboard cone. For work, you will need corrugated paper of any shade of green, PVA glue or glue gun for volumetric crafts, cardboard for the base and additional decorations - beads, plastic balls, stars, tinsel or a garland of small elements.
When making a greeting card for the New Year, an image of the forest beauty is often used,decorated with Christmas decorations. Children 5 years old will already be able to make such an odd job after explaining their parents or kindergarten teachers. As a basis for the background, it is better to choose a cardboard of a contrasting color, such as red, as in the sample in the photo below. Making your own Christmas tree of corrugated paper is easy in several steps.
- Cut the same width of a strip of corrugated green paper.
- Divide them into 5 segments of different lengths. For the lower branches will need the longest segment. Then, as it approaches the top, the segments are reduced by 2 cm. The upper band should be only 4 cm.
- Before sticking, each strip of corrugated paper is wrinkled with fingers from above. Folds form an equal distance from each other.
- PVA glue is used to attach parts to the cardboard base. Gluing is made from bottom to top. Splash only need trampled part of the strip. The bottom frill hangs loose, creating additional volume to the image.
How to make a Christmas tree of corrugated paper in stages, as you already understood, it remains to decorate it in an original way. Traditionally, a golden plastic star is attached to the top traditionally for the New Year's holiday. As Christmas-tree toys, you can use small pompons, small beads, buttons.The light plastic garland looks beautiful, but you need an adhesive gun to attach it.
Christmas trees on a cone
Before you make a Christmas tree of corrugated paper, you need to roll a cone from a sheet of drawing paper. Its edges are easy to connect with a stapler. As you can see in the photo below, the original voluminous Christmas trees can be made from strips of completely different colors. It can be monophonic or multi-colored. You can decorate crafts over the entire height of the figure or decorate only the top.
Work on the crafts begins with cutting pieces of corrugated paper of the same width. How to make folds, described in the previous section, will not be repeated. They are glued in a circle, each next element is attached a few centimeters higher. Work starts from the bottom up. When the entire surface of the cone is glued, you can begin to decorate. You can use any technique, adding flowers from satin ribbons, simple bows from thin strips of fabric. It is easy to sew even small Christmas balls made of plastic to a thick cardboard base.
Fluffy christmas tree
Making crafts "Christmas tree" of corrugated paper by this method is not easy.The work is to be laborious, but the New Year's beauty turns out to be fluffy and spectacular.
First you need to roll out a cone from a sheet of drawing paper and fasten its edges with clips or glue. Next comes the preliminary preparation of small squares cut from corrugated green paper. It is more convenient to attach parts to the base with a pencil, turning it with a blunt, unsharpened side to the paper.
A paper square is held in the palm of your hand and a pencil is placed in the middle. The blank is pressed on all sides so that the paper “embraces” the core. On the back of the central circle smear glue pencil or put a drop of PVA and immediately put tightly to the cardboard base. The next "thorn" is attached very close to the previous one. Thus it is necessary to process the entire cone. If you attach items closely relative to each other, then the cardboard will not be visible at all. Now you know how to make a Christmas tree of corrugated paper so that it turns out to be magnificent. The work is long, but the effect is striking.
Crafts for sweet tooth
Why for sweet teeth? Because on a fur-tree attached tasty chocolates of a conical form in a foil.This is the best option for wrapping a New Year's tree, but if you wish, you can pick up other candy wrappers, even multicolored ones.
How to make a Christmas tree from corrugated paper so that it can be set in a flower pot. Master class on making such crafts, read on. We will create a Christmas tree on the principle of topiary. You will need a foam base in the shape of a cone, a central stick or cardboard sleeve that acts as a trunk, a flower pot to set the craft in a vertical position and, of course, corrugated paper of three colors: dark and light green, bright yellow.
Making small items
Fluffy branches can be done in two ways - in the technique of quilling and simply folding the cut circles into a bun. Consider how to make a Christmas tree from corrugated paper using the twisting technique of paper. We will create every detail of the cut out of one thickness of strips of corrugated paper. One side of the strip is incised "noodles", but not to the very end. Leave the bottom of the strip for winding the workpiece in a tight skein. The end of the strip is glued to the last turn with white glue.On the foam cone all made elements are attached by spreading glue on the end part of the workpiece. They are located close to each other, combining colors.
The second way to make a three-dimensional Christmas tree out of corrugated paper is to fold fluffy branches from several cut circles folded into a bun. At the central point they are attached to each other with glue. For the arrangement of sweets from yellow paper you need to cut only 2 or 3 circles. The rest of the space will take candy.
How to strengthen crafts
Topiary necessarily has a rod. This can be a simple wooden stick, a flat branch of a tree or a sleeve from paper kitchen napkins. It is deeply inserted into the foam, and the lower part is fixed in a flower pot in various ways. You can mix the gypsum powder with water and pour the mixture into the container. The stick also keeps well in a pot covered with stones and sand or hammered tight with pieces of foam. To the surface of the filler was not visible, it is filled with paper, sisal or covered with cloth.
How to make Christmas tree twigs
It is possible to make a Christmas tree of corrugated paper, as in the photo below in the article.
The twigs are created by winding strips of corrugated paper on wooden skewers. Each element is prepared as follows: first, a strip of "noodles" is cut, then each "needle" is twisted into thin thread with fingers.
It remains just to wind the strip on a skirt in a spiral - and the branch is ready! In the trunk, drill holes for the skewers and fill them with prepared branches.
Creative success in work!