i have dragged jon to hobby lobby twice in this weekend and i went by myself once. yes, it is an addiction. during one visit i saw these cardboard christmas tree forms, simple pyramid shapes that were a blank slate for decorating creativity. the price tag, however, was six dollars, for cardboard! thus me being libby thought, i can make that.
enter in geometry, some recycled cardboard and paper mache (geometry seems to be a theme of the season).
the larger one is made from the lid to a pizza box (a surprisinlgy clean box no less) and the smaller one is made from a peanut butter captain crunch box. i paper mached them for added stability, even though the pizza box one probably didn't need it. note how both trees are the same aspect ratio...mmmmm engineering.
next i spray painted them white and then covered them. for the larger one i used wired ribbon that i got at big lots and for the smaller i used two different shades of off white paper (yes, i already owned two different shades of off white paper) that i cut with scalloped scissors.
maneuvering the corners was trixy with the paper and the corners are a bit sloppy, but all in all i like the way the turned out. they now live on my mantel and i am debating making an entire forest worth.