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…
Angela @ CreativeBlossoming.com
Very cool! I’ve been loving geometric decor lately and am always looking for new ways to repurpose bamboo skewers. Thanks for sharing your sweet project!
Hey Jessa! It’s Deonna from the Child at Heart blog! I love this post and would love for you to link up to the Merriest Blog Hop each Friday until Christmas and share your creations! This is so creative and very modern. Very fun! http://www.thechildatheartblog.com/2013/11/the-merriest-blog-hop-week-1.html
Cute idea and modern! Visiting from What’d You Do This Weekend party.
DIY Home Sweet Home
Such a cool idea. I really like the 3D Pyramid effect.
Thank you! It was fun to make!
Shelbee on the Edge
Very cute! Thanks for sharing at my Link Up On the Edge.
Jessa, this Christmas tree is so perfect. Just my style! It will be featured on the first Happiness Is Homemade blog hop of 2018 on Ducks ‘n a Row Sunday January 7th. Thank you SO much for including our party and also my Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop on your list of link parties. I truly appreciate it!
Happy New Year!
Thank you! I’ll be sure to swing by!