I’ve always wanted to make something using balsa wood, it’s been on my ‘to use’ list for a long time. I also bought some pretty Christmas fabric a few weeks ago which have been laying around since. After much testing and playing around with these two mediums, I came up with these pretty little Christmas trees.
They look beautiful placed around the house in small groups or would be great as a place card holder. Just write your guest’s name on a small piece of cardboard and slip it into the slot at the tip of the tree!
Balsa Wood (3mm thickness)
Christmas Tree Pattern (There are two sizes)
1. Print and cut out the Christmas Tree Patterns.
2. Trace the pattern onto balsa wood (I used a craft knife to lightly trace the pattern).
3. Cut the balsa wood following the traced lines (lots of light cuts are the key!).
4. Spray adhesive your tree and place onto fabric (Try to align the grain of the fabric with the bottom edge of the tree)
5. Leave to dry thoroughly.
6. Using your craft knife, cut off all excess fabric around your Christmas tree.
7. Repeat steps 4-6 for the other side of your tree. To make the exact set that I made, adhere fabric to all the trees except one small tree.
8. Cut a strip of glitter tape 3mm wide (Or you could buy 3mm wide glitter tape).
9. Adhere the glitter tape to the edge of your trees. Do this to all of them, even the ones without fabric.
10. Now all you need to do is slip them into each other!