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Make: Paper Christmas Trees by Karen Jinks of www.karenjinks.co.uk


This is a lovely and very simple little make that is perfect for using up left over wrapping paper, old magazines or damaged books. The thinner the paper is, the better the effect.


1. On a spare piece of paper or card, draw a basic Christmas tree shape (it may be easier if you fold it in half first to make sure both sides are the same). Cut it out and lay it flat. This is your template.


2. Place the template on to your sheets of tissue, magazine or wrapping paper. Draw around the template and cut out your tree


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shapes. Depending on the thickness of the paper, you will need about 10- 15 sheets, and it may be easier to cut out in batches of 5.


3. Put all the trees on top of each other then staple or sew them together down the centre.


4. Unfold your tree, spread the sheets of paper out and place upon


your mantelpiece or shelf.


5. Stand back and admire your handiwork!


This method will, of course, work with lots of different shapes such as snowmen, angels or bells, and is great fun for kids to try out.


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