Paint your wooden skewer with paint that coordinates with your paper.
If you use a scallop and it has an odd number of scallops you will need to find the center point and fold each "valley" of the scallop to the center point. Do this all the way around.
If you use a plain circle you will fold the circle in half. Make sure you crease well ( a bone folder is a great tool for this).
Fold in half again.
The next fold is not tricky - just fold in half again but fold to the outside. You do this because the thickness of the paper will not allow a good fold if you go the other way.
When you are done with this step your paper should look like a "W"
Give the center a good squeeze or if you know Miss Tracy a good "peeench"
Open the circle and now you are going to fold along the crease lines you have made. You are going to pinch them to form peaks. Do this all the way around.
When you are finished this is the way they should look. The tighter you pinch the top and press the folds, the narrower your tree will be - I liked mine a little fluffier :) I also inked the edges - I used Quick Quotes chalk ink colors Bloody Mary and Green with Envy. Hmmm - Love the names...and they are available at the LBH
Poke a hole in the center of each circle with a paper piercer. This is the Tim Holtz Retractable Craft Pick from Tonic Studios. We carry them at the Little Bue House.
Take your painted wooden skewer and put it through the hole - start with the largest folded circle. Be careful you do not want to tear your paper.
Now place a little dab of glue around the skewer where it meets the paper. I used Helmar 450 - I like it because it sets fast and is thick enough that it stays in place.
Trim skewer so it is just above the bottom circle - leave just a little poking through the top to attach the star
Notice the sparkle. I love glimmer - First I sprayed with Shimmerz and touched with Stickles. On the black & cream paper I used Concrete Shimmerz and Platinum Stickles. On the red and cream I used Rolling in the Hay Shimmerz and Diamond Stickles. We carry all these products at the LBH
Here is a picture of the Lotions and Potions on this project.
Hang in there (no pun intended) we are almost done. Attach a star (I used 3/4" Fiskars punch) to either end of ribbon hanger. Put adhesive on stars and press to either side of top skewer.