Questioning what to do with that additional wrapping paper you could have? Why not make a wrapping paper vacation tree! Wrapping paper is so versatile to mix in with any kind of adorning scheme. And the enjoyable half is topping your tree with an lovely bow made utilizing your Bowdabra to finish the look!
Wrapping paper vacation tree
Make the Paper Cones:
First, lower the wrapping paper into Eight″ squares. I discovered the simplest means to do that is to chop Eight-inch strips from the wrapping paper after which lower the strips each Eight inches into squares. Subsequent, take an Eight-inch sq. sheet and lay it down in your work floor in a diamond form with the corners on the prime and backside. Then deliver the facet corners collectively loosely, forming a cone form overlapping, whereas adjusting to type a slim closed triangle on the prime and open on the backside.
The paper edge must be situated on the facet again. Safe with items of tape close to the underside and prime of sides.
Then make about 7-Eight cones for the primary layer, relying on the width of the wrapping paper tube. Connect a completed cone towards the underside of the wrapping paper tube for placement and match and tape in place. Tape on cones across the tube to complete the primary row.
Make extra eight-inch sq. cones with totally different complementary wrapping paper for every row and tape in place, staggering between the earlier row.
Proceed taping on cones, row by row, till close to the highest.
Then, for the highest row, as a substitute of taping the cones to the tube, glue the tip of every cone collectively first on the prime and alongside the highest facet for a separate group of cones.
Then add it to prime of the tube, pushing all the way down to safe.
To Make the Bow Topper:
Begin by folding an 18″ size of bow wire in half and place within the Bowdabra, tucking ends underneath. Take a 1.5 yd size of ribbon creasing the ribbon for a four-inch tail, twist and insert ribbon down into the Bowdabra.
Subsequent, make a 2.5″ loop and twist down into the Bowdabra.
Proceed to fold and twist ribbon making matching loops on reverse sides, down into the Bowdabra . . .
for a complete of 5 loops on both sides. Then, scrunch down the loops utilizing the Bowdabra wand. Whereas the bow continues to be within the Bowdabra, thread the 2 unfastened ends of the bow wire via the loop, pulling tightly and tie in a knot on the again, gently pulling the bow out and chopping off extra bow wire.
Lastly, dovetail the ribbon ends by folding the ribbon collectively and chopping at an angle from the fold all the way down to the nook tip. Fluff the loops and glue bow on to the highest of the wrapping paper cones.
Place cones and bow on prime of the tube to finish the tree.
How cute is that this!
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