The best use for your wallpaper cut-offs: Wallpaper trees

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“Ho ho ho... It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!” Wherever you are, people are crafting and putting up festive decorations, and it is definitely on: the hunt for the perfect Christmas tree. It should be lovely and straight, not too large, not too small, not too spindly, but also not too wide. And it needs to be dense - but obviously not too dense for you to put your lovely decorations up… You know what I'm talking about, right? Every year, it is just like the proverbial search for a needle in the haystack, and sometimes you just end up with a bit of a faulty specimen instead of the golden lottery ticket. But fear not, we have the solution: our fabulous wallpaper trees!

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What do you need?

  • Pair of compasses
  • Scissors and glue
  • Wooden Skewer
  • Wooden Orbs
  • And of course a piece of your fav wallpaper!

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What do you need to do?

Put the piece of your favourite wallpaper on the table, with the back facing you. Using the pair of compasses, draw 5 circles onto it.

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The diameter of each circle should be 2 cm smaller than the last one. Cut out your circles.

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Now fold each circle in the middle.

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You need to do this four times.

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Now unfold your circle. It needs to be one fold up, one fold down. If this isn't the case, re-fold. Push the fold together to form a small cone.

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Cut a small hole into the top of each cone. Starting with the biggest circle, push the wooden skewer through all of them.

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Cut the skewer down to the required length. Use your glue to stick the wooden orb to the top end. Now decorate and adorn your tiny tree to your heart's delight.

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Voilà: Your folded wallpaper tree!

Looped wallpaper tree

What do you need?

  • Pencil and ruler
  • Pair of scissors
  • Polystyrene cone
  • Drawing pins
  • And of course a piece of your fav wallpaper!

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What do you need to do?

First, cut some strips from your favourite wallpaper - depending on the size of the polystyrene cone, they should be 1.5 to 2 cm wide and about 5 to 10 cm long. You need plenty of those! Now begin at the bottom end of the cone.

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Fold the strips into loops and attach them to the polystyrene with your drawing pins.

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Continue row after row, until you have reached the top.

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You can add a small star to the top of the tree - it will also hide the drawing pins. Or why not use pretty coloured drawing pins - they even look a bit like little Christmas baubles! Use your imagination to decorate your lovely miniature tree however you like.

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Voilà: Your looped wallpaper tree!

Now there is no need to go on a crazy hunt for a Christmas tree. Simply grab some wallpaper, a pencil, a pair of scissors and some glue, and Christmas will be sorted in no time!

Wishing you a very happy and peaceful Christmas!
Yours, Laura