Dictionary paper trees were quite the rage a few years ago, but you don’t see them much any more.
I first saw some frilly little trees from hgtv (Pinterest) and knew I had to make one (or three). They are super simple to make and have such a delicate presence. This December, I’ve been looking back and celebrating some of my favourite Christmas ornaments:
After I made these trees (in 2011), I was astounded to see the word “kindle” in one of the frills … completely not planned … just one of those things that make you go “hmmmm” … .
Today I’m including the mini tutorial I wrote, but if you’d like, you can check out the original post here.
Dictionary Paper Trees Mini Tutorial:
- Take pages from dictionary, cut into lengths that are 1 1/2 inches wide.
- You can leave the length the same as the original paper, but I found the smaller (about 4″ pieces) easier to curl.
- Cut lots of little frills into them, careful not to go straight to the edge.
- Use a thick skewer to curl the papers.
- Purchase styrofoam cones from any craft store.
- Starting at the bottom of the cone, and using white glue, attach the curled pieces around it until you get to the top. I put the glue on the styrofoam base first and stuck the paper to it – it just seemed easier to handle.
This year I added the tiny stars to the tops of the trees using hot glue.
These little gems are light as a feather and so, so delicate. Find a special spot for them, sit back, and enjoy! Happy decorating!
I’ll be tagging this to #sunday_sundries on Instagram, because sentimental ornaments are surely something to celebrate. I hope you’ll join the tag! I’ll be back later with my four features.
Thanks so much for stopping by!