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3D Paper Christmas Trees - Pretty Pink Posh

Hello and welcome to the Pretty Pink Posh October Release Blog Hop!!!


Hello crafty friends!
I have made the cutest 3D paper Christmas trees using the Pine Trees dies and I'm very excited to share some tips and tricks for making these trees.

The Pine Trees include 3 different sizes and I was able to cut 4 of each from an 8.5" x 11" cardstock. The work is tedious, but the end result makes it all worthwhile. Just enjoy the process ;)

Once all the pieces are cut, simply score in half and glue one side to the other. The more trees you add, the fluffier it gets. Here is my first tip: use a binder clip to keep the trees in place while the glue dries.

I used 10 trees each for these pink ones:

I cut some snowflakes from the Winter Mug dies and used them as tree toppers. How about some pretty, pink, posh ghosts? (You like what I did there? Hehe) The ghost die cut is also included in the Winter Mug dies. You can add a little bit of glue or just tuck it in-between the pages of the tree so that you can easily swap the topper when the season changes. I'm thinking red hearts for Valentine's would be cute, too!


I obviously got hooked on making these trees. I've decided to make black ones for Halloween.

And some blush-colored ones. I splattered some rose gold paint on the cardstock before cutting them. Of course, you can cut stars and use them as toppers or add twine and use them as ornaments. Or how about tags for gifts?! The possibilities are endless!!!

After making a few of these trees, I realized that it's easier to staple the trees together instead of gluing one side to the other. Not only does it save a lot of time, but you also save glue. For the black trees, I was able to staple 8 of them together (65 lb cardstock). If you are using cardstock, just make sure to score the trees in the middle first. 

I have an old book that I got for free from the local library and I made some trees using book pages. These are way easier to make. Because the pages are thinner than cardstock, I was able to run 5 pages at a time through my die cut machine. I also did not have to score them down the middle as it is easy to fold them in half once stapled together. 


Lastly, I wanted to share that if you are using the glue method, you don’t have to glue the last ones together. The trees open up nicely and stay open even without gluing the last pieces together. I also realized that these trees can be stored flat by tying a rubber band around it. Here are a couple ways to do so:

I hope that I’ve inspired you to make 3D paper Christmas trees! Happy early Christmas and Happy Crafting! 


Make sure to check out the rest of the Hop for more inspiration using the new products from Pretty Pink Posh! There are 3 $30 gift certificates up for grabs (one winner each day). Winners will be picked randomly along the blog hop. Comments must be left by 11:59 PM PST on 10/24/2022. Winners will be announced on the PPP blog. 


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Caly Person

Nichol Spohr

Dana Kirby

Zsofia Molnar

Marge

Carly Minner

Mindy Eggen

Leica Palma





Comments

  1. Oh my goodness, I'm in love with these trees! I purchased this die set yesterday when I say the project sneek peak. Wonderful job!

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  2. Those trees are beautiful. Especially the book page ones. Thank you for sharing this creative project

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  3. This is GENIUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I love them all!

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  4. OMGoodness, how clever! TFS your inspiration...this is the best project yet!

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  5. These are wonderful! I especially love the book pages ones, and thank you for all the tips for successful crafting :)

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  6. Spectacular trees!
    Love the look of the book page trees.
    Thanks for sharing your creativity.

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  7. Fantastic idea. Have a village that could
    use some trees. Love the ghosts in the
    top of the black trees. thanks for sharing
    txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  8. Very clever to use black trees and ghosts for Halloween! Stretches our use of dies!

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  9. Hi, Leica - These are a smash!! Love the atypcial colors and the ghosts atop the black ones. Your work always impresses me! Yay for PPP - a great release!
    Lori S in PA

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  10. Wow i see a lot of die cutting in my future, too cute!

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  11. Those trees are "tree"mendous! Thanks for all your tips and possibilities!

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  12. I agree with everyone else...these are so creative & cool! I love that you used different colors, and book pages...these will be adorable on the mantle for the holidays!

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  13. Love this idea and the variety you created.

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  14. What an amazing idea! I would love to try this with different colors, and toppers. You are a paper crafting genius...

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  15. Wow! The trees are beautiful! Fantastic idea! I, especially, love the book pages!

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  16. Gorgeous 3D trees! I really love the idea of making a Halloween version too! Love the pink trees and the book page trees also!

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  17. Accckkkk! Now I need the tree! Who would have thought! Fantastic idea!

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  18. These are brilliant! I am definitely going to try this. Thank you for the inspiration.

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  19. OMG, those trees are fabulous! I love how you used them for other holdiays!!!

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  20. Leica this is so fun...I think they would make wonderful name places for my holiday table. I do love using old book pages. Nicely done and TFS this 😍

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  21. Such a wonderful idea! Love the trees…
    Thanks for sharing.

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  22. How much fun are these trees! I have to make these especially the paper ones. Super inspiring.

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  23. Neat idea! Love them....Rita Navarre rita.navarre@yahoo.com

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  24. I love your 3D trees! Your got so creative-love the Halloween trees!

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  25. Great ideas and love the ghost toi. (Don't add me into the giveaway please. X X

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  26. This is where I wish we had emojis for our comments because this one would get all kinds of hearts & googly eyed smiley faces from me.

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  27. OH MY! What an awesome idea! Love the variations.

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  28. FABULOUS IDEA
    THE 'TEXT' ONE IS MY FAVE

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  29. Love these trees, remember making them out of books, this seems easier.

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  30. Wonderful! Love the versatility of the trees!

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  31. Love these Pine Trees... so imaginative!

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  32. Oooo . . . these are fabulous!! And what a fabulous idea! Love all the different versions you made.

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  33. Leica, I can see a whole winter forest of these on the mantel for our fireplace that is never used! Thanks for the inspiration :)

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  34. Very creative.... I love that they are in 3 different sizes so you can have a cute little tree farm display....TFS 🥰🥰🥰

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  35. Wow! So many great ideas for the tree dies.

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  36. Fabulous ideas and love the book pages the best!! Simply beautiful!!

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