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  • Today, I'm going to show you how to make three different decorative Christmas trees.

  • And we'll begin with this little fella.

  • Start by taking a cork, and using a sharp knife, carefully cut off the end.

  • Then take a cocktail stick, and push it into the center of the cork, like this.

  • Next we need a sheet of green tissue paper

  • and using a pair of scissors cut out a circle roughly this size, it doesn't have to be exact.

  • Then we're going to screw the paper up, open it out again, and thread it onto the toothpick, like this.

  • We need to keep repeating this process, so cut out a load more circles,

  • arrange them in size order, then going from large to small, thread them onto the toothpick.

  • Don't forget to screw the paper up, otherwise the tree looks too flat and very uniform.

  • When you're done, you should have something which looks like this.

  • And finally, we're going to add a decorative star to the top.

  • Sprinkle it with a little bit of glitter if you like, to help give it a snow effect.

  • This pretty little tree is a great festive way to brighten up your work desk.

  • For the next tree, we're going to start by taking an A4 sheet of paper or card, and rolling it into a cone.

  • Use some strips of tape to keep it all together,

  • then cut off the bottom of the cone so it sits flat on the table like this.

  • Next we need to take a roll of wrapping paper, I'm using silver but you could use green for a more tree like look.

  • and cut off a strip roughly 5 inches wide.

  • Then we need to curl the paper around so the two ends are together, and tape them up.

  • Do this down the whole length until you have something which looks like this.

  • Next, using a pair of scissors, cut little strips up the wrapping paper like this.

  • We're cutting through the curl, and not the side we've just taped up.

  • Keep going down the whole length of wrapping paper and we should have something which looks like this.

  • Next, taking the cone we made earlier, we need to wrap the paper around until we've got a full circle,

  • cut it to length and fix it in place with some tape.

  • Repeat the process working your way up the tree so the paper slightly overlaps on each layer.

  • Add a Christmas star to the top, and that's our tree complete.

  • This tree makes a fantastic center piece for a table, and it'll impress your guests when you tell them it's homemade.

  • For the final tree, we need a selection of sticks with all the shoots removed, like this.

  • Cut your sticks to length so you can make a tree formation like this.

  • Next we're going to use some Christmas ribbon, and one by one we're going to bind the sticks together.

  • We should have something which looks like this.

  • Next go ahead and hang decorations on the branches.

  • You can use beads and buttons, as well as a mixture of conventional decorations.

  • To fix it I stood mine in a weighty candle stick holder.

  • This makes a great feature decoration on the mantelpiece

  • Or it you prefer, you can tie a ribbon around the top, and hang it from a picture hook on the wall.

  • I hope you've enjoyed watching this video, if you'd like to see more, click on the links on the right hand side

  • or take a look at my YouTube channel page.

  • Thanks for watching and Happy Christmas!

Today, I'm going to show you how to make three different decorative Christmas trees.

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How to Make a Christmas Tree

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    Cheng-Hong Liu posted on 2014/12/26
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