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Whimsical Christmas Tree

By: Sherrie Ragsdale
Sherrie Ragsdale
Sherrie Ragsdale
I have always loved to draw and paint but I didn't really throw myself into it until after I had my first son.  I wanted to be a stay at home mom and at the same time be able to decorate the new home we had just purchased. I taught myself how to use power tools and began to build furniture which I would paint and sometimes sell.  What was once a hobby became a new part-time career which I feel so blessed to be able to do.
Make this whimsical tree to brighten any room during the holidays.
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Skill Level: Beginner


FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Apple Red, 2 oz.
Item #2548
Premium, all-purpose acrylic paint for decorative crafts and home décor. Superior coverage. Exceptional brushability. Use on all porous surfaces. All colors are certified AP non-toxic, water-based, and acid neutral.


Mod Podge ® Matte, 8 oz.
Item #CS11301
Mod Podge ® is quick-drying for multiple coat build up and dries clear. Can be sanded to a smooth finish. Cleans up easily while wet with soap and water. Certified AP non-toxic; waterbase. Mod Podge ® is an all in one decoupage glue, sealer and finish.


Other Supplies
3- 7/8” x 11-7/8” Styrofoam Cone
1-1/2” Styrofoam ball
¼” Dowel rod
Green chenille stems
Red 5/8” ribbon
Christmas scrapbook papers
Hot glue
Craft knife
#12 flat brush
Water basin
Foam plates
Paper towels


1.  Cut the cone into five different pieces.  Make the first three cuts from the pointed end at a slant.  Make the last cut straight.

2.  Cover each section side with different papers.  Make them slightly larger so that the edges of the papers can be folded over onto the tops and bottoms of each piece.  Allow to dry.  Measure the tops and bottoms of each piece and cut out circles to cover cone parts.  Each piece should be completely covered.

3.   Cut ½” strips of green fun foam using pinking sheers and glue to the edges of each section.  Do not glue to the bottom of the bottom piece or the top of the top pieces.

4.  Cut the dowel into four 2-1/2” pieces.  Find the center of each Styrofoam piece, insert dowel piece and hot glue into place.

5.  Wrap the dowel pieces in green chenille stems.  Tie each section with a red bow.  Paint the Styrofoam ball Apple Red and hot glue to the top of tree.
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