Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Tuesday Tutorial: 3D Christmas Tree by Monique

Hello Doodlebug Fans, Monique here with a quick Christmas Tuesday Tutorial.

I don't know about you, but in November and December I'm always terribly busy and although I would love to create some handmade Christmas cards or ornaments very often I just don't have the time!

Last year I decided that this year it would be different! I was going to start early and create handmade Christmas cards for my family and friends and create some decorations for our tree.... BUT .... of course I totally forgot about my resolution and didn't start early at all!

Because I still want to create some homemade cards and decorations, I decided on this super quick AND fun technique:

1. Gather your supplies: one sheet of doublesided Christmas paper (I used "Holliday Tweet" from Santa's Workshop) and a circle cutter.

2. Cut 4 circles of different sizes:

3. Fold them once:

4. Fold them twice:

5. Fold them a third time:

6. They should look like this:

7. Adhere them to a card (I added a glue dot in the middle of the fold so the circle would stay open too wide):

8. Stitch allong all 4 sides of the card, add a sentiment and a little sticker to the top of the tree and you're done!! Easy Peasy!

But, wait there's more! I said cards and ornaments ... and this technique is easily translated from a card to an ornament, look:

1. Punch the same 4 circles and fold them the exact way as you did above:

2. Instead of adhering them to paper, you simply string a piece of Doodle Twine through them and then you'll have this:

That's it!! Easy Peasy!

Hope you like it!

Supplies: Patterned Paper: Santa's Workshop, North Pole and Petit Prints; Cardstock Stickers: Icons from Santa's Workshop and Doodles "Merry Christmas".


  1. Super cute! Love this folding technique!

  2. It's adorable ! Going to use it on a layout!

  3. Oh how fun! Love this idea. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Fabulous and so easy! I am thinking of having my daughter help me with the ornament idea and pass out to neighbors, maybe with some holiday cookies or gingerbread mix.

  5. This is just adorable and so creative! Love it -- off to make some trees now :)

  6. Love this card and ornament. Great Tutorial

  7. Hah,..I LOVE this Monique! So very cute. Will try!!


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