Quick Craft: Triangle Trees for Christmas

 

You are probably thinking, how in the world is she still making a craft? I didn’t make it today but on Sunday late in the evening. Now today has been a long day at home with all the kids on break. I’ve been under the weather and haven’t planned much outside the house, therefore the kids are having a little bit of cabin fever. And so do I…

To paint a little bit of the behind the scenes of my blogging time at kraf&mint, for example today the kids woke up before me and decided that ice-cream cones was a good breakfast. Crazy right?  I was still drowsy and struggling with a massive headache so I had to think fast.

Should I ban the ice-cream cones and start a long battle or should I just let it go?

I let it go but not without adding yogurt inside the ice-cream cone to make it sort of a breakfast!

Following breakfast I turned the christmas tree on and had a delicious cup of coffee while trying to open my Bible and have a little quiet time. My quiet time lasted 45 seconds at the most and then a small fight broke among the little ones. I can’t remember what it was about but it sure was a big deal back then.

I don’t want to ramble about the details of my day, but only express the fact that this very clean designed blog is not a reflection of my life at home. On the contrary, life is pretty chaotic, hilarious, sometimes unnerving when I find myself in the middle of three children shouting at each other for the tenth time.

And that’s when I fast forward in my mind to the future, thinking they will become adults, their childhood will evaporate and I won’t see them as much I would like too.

I know, this  sounds a little dramatic but the truth is, this time with them at home is flying by, and amid all the disarray, we are all under the same roof. I can hug them and kiss them when ever I want to .

This little epiphany moment lasted for seconds because my middle child had gotten the box of legos out and decided to make an “avalanche” of legos down the stairs.

So back to my craft and off parenthood highway, I am pretty happy with how it turned out. I’m still not sure how to style it, in fact, I probably won’t get the time to style it because as of this moment my kids are playing with play-doh making ” hangubers” and back to laughing and running upstairs.

My blogging time is up and I wish you a Merry Christmas with lots of messes, chaos, laughter, family and friends!

Quick Craft:  Triangle Trees for Christmas

I made this craft on Sunday night and it turned out by accident when once I was finished wrapping all my gifts, I was down to the last roll of Kraft paper and used it all up.

I was left with a pretty sturdy tube and all my crafting supplies lying around.

So what’s a crafter to do? Make something!

Please take a look at the photo below with super quick instructions. This is something you and your child could do, (but with lots of assistance ;).

krafmint_quickcraft_trees_tutorial

  1. I started covering the tube of solid cardboard and wrapped it with gold duct tape. I was left with a shiny stick… mmm, a weapon for the boys…I don’t think so. I decided to poke two holes in the tube with the tip of my scissors and anchored two thin crafting sticks.
  2. Then glued together both sticks at the top and ended up with a triangle shaped “tree”. I really liked the minimalistic look of this “tree” and looked for something to put as a topper to evoke more of Christmas tree.
  3. Lastly I topped the triangle tree with a gold star sticker from Papyrus.
  4. Thank you for reading! As always, I love hearing from you. Merry Christmas!

 

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4 Comments

  1. 2013/12/30 / 10:03 pm

    This is so cute! What a great idea…and I love the gold duct tape. :) Oh…and I probably jumped to the thought of “weapon” as well…but I do have four brothers and a husband, so it’s an honest mistake!
    Thanks for linking up to Twirl & Take a Bow!
    – Brooke –

    • 2014/01/01 / 12:43 am

      Your welcome Brooke! I hope to swing by your linky party again ;)

  2. 2014/01/08 / 4:18 am

    Hey Ursula, nice one! Another cute diy to put on the Christmas themed shelf, sad I found it just now. Keeping in mind for next year ;-)
    – Lots of love from One O
    Chiara

    • 2014/01/09 / 12:20 am

      Ciao Chiara! Io no parlo Italiano but Spanish and I took 2 classes of intro to Italian years ago! I loved it! Oh I would love to go back to Italy one day… So I Just visited your lovely blog and subscribed :) thank you for stopping by kraft&mint :) all the best !

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