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