I love all the geometric decor I’ve been seeing around. It looks so clean and modern. So I decided to make some of my own with a Christmas twist.
Using bamboo skewers, a T ruler, study scissors, a glue gun and paint, I created these geometric Christmas trees.
Using you scissors and ruler cut the bamboo skewers as follows:
4- 9 inch long
1- 6 inch long
50- 2 and 9/10 inch long sticks
Start by measuring down 3 inches from the top of a 9 inch stick and make a small mark. Do the same with another 9 inch stick. Glue a 2-9/10 inch stick to where you made the marks, forming a triangle with the three sticks.
Do the same thing 6 inches from the top on the long sides of the tree, and glue the 6 inch long skewer in. Use the 2-9/10 inch sticks to form 3 inch equilateral triangles.
Continue to repeat this process making each row of triangles longer. For the forth row of triangles add a small stick to the end of both long sides to make the tree 12 inches long.
Continue process until you have the desired size of your tree. You can then make a square shaped stump at the bottom.
To make the pyramid effect, glue a small stick to each corner of the triangle and have the sticks meet in the middle. Secure with a drop of hot glue, and hold until it’s dry. Then paint the silly tree. I used DecoArt Glorious Gold.
Or don’t make pyramids and make a larger tree, like the one above.
I’m so excited to start the Christmas season! I told the Mr. to put up the Christmas ligthts tomorrow. Is it too soon? I can’t wait. Plus it will look pretty for Thanksgiving right? You can tell me if I’m crazy…