I had a fun class last week making some of my beloved paper flowers, plus we made some of those delightful altered wooden clothespins, which I blogged about HERE - PLAYING WITH PINS, which everyone loved.
After my class, my crafting "mojo" kind of went dry for a few days..... I felt like I was running in circles. I just couldn't think of anything creative. But, all I have to do is try something different, and my mojo usually comes back.
|THIS IS ME WITH NO MOJO!|
I was watching a video on YouTube (those wonderfully imaginative and creative videos on YouTube really inspire me), looking at Cricut Craft Room tutorials, and happened upon some little decorated Christmas trees. Hum.m.m.m.m. I thought, those are really cute.
Here's one from "TheFuzzyDragon1". She used ribbon folded in squares for this one. It's really pretty, but I really wanted to make one using paper. Her YouTube link is: FuzzyDragon1.
I felt some inspiration coming on, but the ones I saw were either the rosette trees, or trees covered with lace or folded ribbon. I wanted to make trees using paper.
Nope.. those looked like they took too long to make. I wanted something fun, quicker and easier.
Then a light bulb went on. Why not use paper circles! I LOVE paper circles! I know.... you wondered where the title of this post was leading, right?
So I picked out some of my older Christmas paper and started punching a BUNCH of 1" circles. I probably punched at least 50 circles. (Didn't want to use my good papers until I knew how this thing would turn out).
And I made a little paper cone, and started gluing the circles on, from the bottom up, kind of like you would put shingles on a roof. You've done that before right?
And here's my little creation!
I think it's pretty cute! It's about 5 or 6 inches tall (I say "about" because it's in the other room, and I'm too lazy to get up and go measure it - sorry, it's late).
The results of the tea-light idea will be my next post. And I'll also do a short tutorial on how I made this. I was smart enough to take some pictures of it as I went along.
See why I love circles?