Gettin’ Figgy With It

I saw that in the forums and cracked up! Anyway. . .

Today’s tutorial is a little how-to on Paper Trees. I had much fun making these, and love the way they look in my foyer. My husband actually said, “Oh, WOW!” Huge compliment if you know him! I need to swap the cheesy silk holly for some fresh greenery this weekend (ah, the benefits of living with a nurseryman!) and put up the other trees I’ve been working on. . . but these have been up since late October. I love Christmas and can’t wait to put the new tree up this weekend!


The three trees were made with Figgy Pudding 12×12 paper. LOVE that stuff, need more! I’ve been using it for little boxes, cards, trees. . . it’s my favorite Basic Grey Christmas line yet!

Topiary is Silent Night punched with the new flower punch from SU!, then a Prima flower of the month (I used a *whole bottle*) and Peppermint punched with the Three For You flower punch. The paper petals were curled with a bone folder, then layered on the pin before sticking into the styrofoam balls. That was a LOT of punching.

Little tree is Kringle front and back of the paper in alternating layers. I cut those about 1/2″ x 3″ before curling with a bone folder.

Big tree is Tinsel, then Jolly, then Festive, then Glee.

Dowels were 12″ x 1/2″ diameter, and I went through two boxes of quilting pins. And quite a bit of the regular stick pins on the little tree before my fingers croaked from pushing in the pins. The moss is called “Reindeer Moss” and it’s soooo pretty. I found the pots, paint, dowels, and Styrofoam at Michael’s.

Make sure to share yours in our Holiday Project Showcase ~ I can’t wait to see what you create!

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  1. Nancy
    Posted November 21, 2007 at 10:46 am | Permalink

    I’ve been waiting to see how you made these trees. They are so cute! Can’t wait to try. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Posted November 21, 2007 at 11:23 am | Permalink


  3. Shelley ~ photocropper
    Posted November 21, 2007 at 1:17 pm | Permalink

    How Cool! I love ’em! Oh and I have the same snowman tealight! 🙂

  4. Posted November 21, 2007 at 1:26 pm | Permalink

    Wow, that’s a lot of work, but they look great!

    I had a giggle at your title… but now I’m gonna be singing that all day LOL

  5. Posted November 21, 2007 at 5:44 pm | Permalink

    That is quite an ensemble, Jenn! Everything looks super!

  6. Posted November 21, 2007 at 10:19 pm | Permalink

    Love your trees and topiary, Jenn — just gorgeous! I can’t wait to decorate this weekend, either! Enjoy your holiday!

  7. Posted November 22, 2007 at 9:21 am | Permalink

    Jenn, these are gorgeous. And your toot rocks!

    Happy Thanksgiving babe!

  8. Kar
    Posted November 22, 2007 at 4:49 pm | Permalink

    Jenn these are awesome!!!

  9. Tammy -SCS-Feathers&ink
    Posted November 24, 2007 at 11:40 pm | Permalink

    Wow! That’s a lot of work and curling! You did an amazing job and it looks so victorian and festive.

  10. Posted November 25, 2007 at 3:19 pm | Permalink

    Those trees are fantastic and I’m totally intimidated by them! But I’m going to try my hand at one of them when I work up my nerve — thanks so much for the terrific tutorials!

  11. Posted November 27, 2007 at 7:06 am | Permalink

    I can see why you love it! Gorgeous!!!!

  12. Posted November 28, 2007 at 5:28 am | Permalink

    OH WOW!! How beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing your creative ideas with us! Hugs! Ash~


  13. Posted December 6, 2007 at 12:49 am | Permalink

    It’s Figgyliciously Fabuloso, Jenn!
    You are the diva of the Home Decor Divine Creations!


  14. Dorie Tibbens
    Posted January 13, 2008 at 9:31 am | Permalink

    I made the tall tree for my mother, who is living in an assisted living community. The ladies all fell in love with it. Thank you for sharing this.

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