Universal Christmas Tree Decoration

Ornament measures 3” long from the angel’s crown to the feather bottom.
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If you're looking for one element you can carry through your entire holiday celebration and use in many different ways, this is it. The free printable two-tone green template can become a center piece with different size trees, dinner table place cards, gift tags and more. Change the size of the printout to suit your needs. This is a great last minute project because you probably have everything necessary right at your fingertips - card stock, craft knife, glue...that's it!  If you prefer, dress up your trees with glitter, rhinestones, and beads. Or just present them au natural. No matter what you plan to do with this free template, the first step is to decide what you will use it for then determine the size. It's a pretty design and a fun project that literally costs pennies and requires very little time to complete. 

 

Directions

step 1 - Free Standing Trees You will need three printouts for each tree.  Print out the image at the size you want on three card stock pages. The image will be positioned in the same place on each page.  Once they are printed, you can stack them and cut out the image through all layers with a craft knife. Silhouette users can import the printouts and trace them to create cut files.

step 1 - Free Standing Trees

You will need three printouts for each tree.  Print out the image at the size you want on three card stock pages. The image will be positioned in the same place on each page.  Once they are printed, you can stack them and cut out the image through all layers with a craft knife. Silhouette users can import the printouts and trace them to create cut files.

step 2 - Place a sharp edge ruler in the center of each tree.

step 2 - Place a sharp edge ruler in the center of each tree.

step 3 - Fold the tree against the ruler with printed sides together. 

step 3 - Fold the tree against the ruler with printed sides together. 

step 4 - Lay one tree flat on the work surface with the blank side facing you.  Apply glue to the blank side center and out to all edges.

step 4 - Lay one tree flat on the work surface with the blank side facing you.  Apply glue to the blank side center and out to all edges.

step 6 - Your finished canvas should look something like this.

step 5 - Match the outer edges and blank side of one half of tree two to the glued tree.  Then glue one half of tree three to the glued tree.

step 6 - Glue the two halves of tree two and three to each other to complete a free standing tree.

step 6 - Glue the two halves of tree two and three to each other to complete a free standing tree.

step 7 - Dinner Table Place Cards Follow the steps for free standing trees but only print out two tree images.  Glue them back to back.  After the glue dries, cut them out.  Use a craft knife to slit the center of the tree with an opening only long enough to accommodate the height of your name card. Fold the tree in half vertically and insert the name card into the slit.  The tree will help the card to stand straight.

step 7 - Dinner Table Place Cards

Follow the steps for free standing trees but only print out two tree images.  Glue them back to back.  After the glue dries, cut them out.  Use a craft knife to slit the center of the tree with an opening only long enough to accommodate the height of your name card. Fold the tree in half vertically and insert the name card into the slit.  The tree will help the card to stand straight.

 

Supplies

At Craft Store

  •  craft knife or Silhouette machine
  •  glue stick
  •  card stock
  •  sharp edged ruler

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