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DIY 3-D Christmas-Tree Cards

These paper trees will make it really easy for your Christmas cards to stand out this year!

Source: Martha Stewart

materials

  • Colored paper

  • Green paper

  • Ruler

  • Scissors

  • Wooden skewer, for Version 1 only

  • Double-sided tape

  • Hot-glue gun

steps

  1. For Version 1 (with wooden skewer trunk): Cut a piece of paper in a holiday color (other than green) into an 8-inch-by-6-inch rectangle. Score the paper in the middle and fold it into a 4-by-6-inch card.

  2. Cut a piece of green paper into a 3-by-5-inch rectangle.



  3. Cut the rectangle into a triangle by measuring the middle top of the rectangle and cutting from that point to either opposite corner.

  4. Score the triangle every half inch using the scoreboard.

  5. Using your screw punch, make holes in each scored section down the middle of the tree.

  6. Thread a wooden skewer through the tree and cut off the excess.

  7. Attach the tree to the card with double-sided tape.

  8. Decorate the tree with cutout or punched-out stars, securing them with glue.

  9. For Version 2: Cut a piece of paper in a holiday color (other than green) into a 8-by-6-inch rectangle. Score the paper in the middle and fold it into a 4-by-6-inch card.

  10. Cut a 5-by-5-inch rectangle out of green paper.

  11. Score the green rectangle every quarter inch with the scoreboard.

  12. Pinch together one side of the scored rectangle to form a tree shape and secure with glue.

  13. Attach the tree to the card with double-sided tape.

  14. Decorate the tree with cutout or punched-out stars, securing them with glue.

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