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CUTE SHABBY COUNTRY CHRISTMAS TREES MADE FROM BROWN GROCERY BAGS
Hi and welcome!! What do you choose at your grocer? Do they even offer either plastic or paper? Here Publix does and the other evening when we were picking up a few last minute Thanksgiving items I quickly chose paper for crafting. I was searching for some tiny trees online and in our local stores but really could not find any that I liked so I took out my grocer bags .......
The first step is to cut the bottom out, then cut down the side so you have one big piece of brown paper. What I did was just cut out one side of the bag and proceeded to make a big cone. You have to just play with it for a bit until a cone shape forms then I used hot glue and just glued the seam. now you will trim the bottom so the cone shape stands up. Then with the rest of the bag construct 2 more cones medium and small.
Now time to begin cut strips from another bag about3 or 4 inches wide then proceed to make cuts such as this taking care not to cut all the way though. . Then starting from the bottom glue the pieces of cut paper until you reach the top probably 6 rows or so .This is what they should look like. You want to hold them upside down and fluff the paper so it pops out instead of staying flat. I used some red paper ribbon for the bow tops. I gave them a few dabs of white paint and then a sprinkle of white glitter. I had some scraps of plaid flannel so I tore some strips for the garland. Once they were complete I set them on a tray withsome tealights and the cutest lil snowman ever!
Not bad for a completely free craft .
I call these trees shabby country style.
Hope you will give this craft a try its amazing how a plain brown bag could turn into a cute festive Christmas décor!
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