It's FRIDAY!!! Today I have a Holiday Tree Tutorial for you. For CHA I created a set of Christmas Trees using Grandma's Christmas Soup.
We've received a few requests for some instructions on how to recreate these. So, I decided to do a Halloween Tree with 4 different colors of Soup Staples on White as a tutorial today.
1 sheet each of Black Sugar, Orange Sugar, Yellow Sugar and Purple Sugar Soup Staples on white
1 tree form (I used a paper mache one from Hobby Lobby)
1 roll of Super Tape aka Red Tape
Cut strips of each paper 1"x6" with your paper trimmer.
Take the roll of Red Tape and run it around the base of the tree form and again, about 3 inches up from the bottom of the tree base. Remove protective film.
Start to place your curled strips of patterned paper along the top line of red tape and pressing them against the bottom line at the base. Slightly angle these and layer them to cover all of the tree base.
Continue adding the curled paper strips around the entire tree base, alternating colors and sides.
Once the 1st row is complete, run 2 more strips of red tape around the tree base. One row will go right over the top of the strips from the bottom row. The other strip of red tape should go about 3 inches above the top of the 1st row of paper strips. (as shown in the picture)
When you get to the very top, you are going to need to trim the paper strips down a bit. I do it the very scientific way of adhering the paper to the tree form and then trimming away the excess.
Works perfectly! ;)
Have a good weekend!