Sunday, February 23, 2020

Crepe Paper Trees

Hi Friends,
I love Crepe Paper Streamers ! I really don't know why-
 something about them just says "PARTY"!
Rolls are inexpensive and easy to find. 
I wanted to make some trees to use for background decoration for my Easter display,
at home and for upcoming spring boutiques.


All You Need - a styrofoam cone, hot glue, crepe paper streamer,

and optional clear glitter or mica snow and tacky glue.

Dollar Tree has bright primary colors, white and pink.

I first covered the base with multiple strips of paper.


Pinch and continue around the cone.


Pinch at the top.



With 1 roll of Pink, I was able to make 3 trees- 10 1/2'', 6 1/2 '', 4 1/2'' and had more left over.

I had a couple of rolls of white steamers that had yellowed with age.

I added blue watercolor paint to a shallow dish of water.

The paper was then dipped into the water on one side then the other.

This is how I achieved the ombre look for the blue tree.

Set your roll on a cloth and allow a day to let your roll thoroughly dry.


First cover the base.


Have you seen these silicone finger protectors?

They really work.

I was have trouble using them,I kept touching the glue with the other fingers!





Start at the bottom and work up.



I really liked the pale blue edge.



After I was finished I decided to add this leftover iridescent mica Christmas snow.

Just run a thin line of tacky or white glue at the edge or ruffle and add glitter or snow.



These trees will be used in SPRING, but other events come to mind-

maybe wedding, baby shower, birthdays and Christmas.

I will share pictures of how I used these in my display.

Thank you so much for visiting.

xo Lisa S








24 comments:

  1. Cute trees. I love crepe paper and this is a great craft to make use of it. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Thelma
      You always say the nicest things!
      Thank you so much for visiting.
      xo Lisa S

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  2. How cute, very creative! Thanks so much for linking up with me at my #UnlimitedMonthlyLinkParty 9, open February 1 to 26, shared.

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  3. Very cute. I love the inexpensive-ness of this project; I see crepe paper when thrifting and I hate the expense of bottle brush trees! Your ombre trick will work so well with my hot air registers!!!

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    1. Kathy
      Thank you so much. You are so right, crepe paper can fit any holiday or color scheme.
      xo Lisa S

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  4. An inexpensive craft with lots of color opportunities ~ very cute! Visiting from Party in Your PJs.

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    1. Allyson
      Thank you so much! So glad you stopped by-
      xo Lisa S

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  5. What a great idea for using crepe paper!

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  6. These would be so fun for a baby shower! Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm!

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    1. Oh they really would be beautiful for a shower!
      xo Lisa S

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    1. Michele
      Thank you so much! You are too nice:)
      xo Lisa S

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  8. How cute. Love them. (Found you thru Anita’s Inspire me Monday.)

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    1. Thank you! I'm glad you found me- It's so nice to meet you! Please stop by again.
      xo Lisa S

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  9. Visiting again to say thanks so much for linking up with me at my #UnlimitedMonthlyLinkParty 10, open March 1 to 26. All entries shared on social media if share buttons installed.

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  10. How wonderfully creative! I love how you achieved that ombré look, and it's so stunning.

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