Cardboard craft cones can be given a glamorous update with metallic spray paint. To create the look of a sculptural tree, cover the cardboard cone with paint by keeping the spray can 8 inches from its surface, moving back and forth in even, controlled spurts.
Love the snazzy napkin rings? Crafted with cardboard toilet paper tubes and hot-glued fabric scraps, Levai’s inexpensive idea really helps to perk up the place settings. A sprig of greenery and a pretty pinecone finish the look.
Make the mantel interactive with craft projects that kids can get involved in. These tree sculptures are made by cutting newspaper into serrated strips and attaching them to cardboard craft forms with glue.
Step 1 - Cut Paper
Measure, mark and cut the foundation card. The dimension for this card is 3 ¾ inch wide x 11 inches tall. Be sure to do this on a cutting matte, work table or piece of cardboard, so not to damage the table beneath with your craft knife blade.
Give kids surprises each day as they count down to Christmas with this handmade Advent calendar. You'll need: cardboard gift wrap or toilet paper tubes; utility knife; hot glue gun; hot glue sticks; pencil; colored craft paper; rub-on letters and numbers or vinyl letter and number stickers; small toys, candy, etc.