The first craft I accomplished this month is the scrapbook paper tree I found on Pinterest; thanks to http://www.everydaymomideas.com/. What a fun project this turned out to be!! I'm happy I went out of order of my crafting goals and started with the one project that was going to be extra for the month!!
Side Cuts / Wire Cutters
Branches from good ole Mother Nature!
Overall Time: Approximately 3 hours from start to finish
I followed the tutorial on Everyday Mom Ideas and began by creating a template out of cardboard - making two different sizes. Using the leaf template, I traced the leaf onto various sheets of scrapbook paper and cut them out.
Once I had a good number of leaves, I glued them together with a piece of flora wire sandwiched in between. This created a "vein" down the center of the leaf.
Let the fun part begin!! I found it was easier to wire the branches together so they sat properly in the vase. Overall there are around 50 scrapbook leaves on the branches and I love how it looks!
I'm already working on the second one and I will probably use more leaves to see which variation I prefer. This project will be great for seasonal decorating - especially in the fall, I can see it already with gorgeous autumn colors. :)