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« on: December 09, 2003 01:03:25 PM »

Does anyone have any advice for me on how I could make a full-sized Christmas tree out of cardboard?  

I have already made a fake fireplace out of an old cardboard box I found, covered it in brown paper from grocery bags and am about to stamp it with painted 'bricks' etc.  Now I've found these giant (5' x 5') or so flat packing boxes, and I thought it would be really cool to cut out some large Christmas tree shapes from them.  I hoped that if I got 2 pieces, i could stick them together at a 90 degree angle by making slits in the cutouts.  But I'll have enough cardboard for more than 2 shapes, and more 'faces' to my tree would provide more space to decorate etc..

Does this idea sound feasible?  I'd really appreciate any advice on this.

I'll post a pic of my fireplace when it's finished.

cheers

Jill
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« Reply #1 on: December 10, 2003 06:04:45 AM »

I have a cardboard Christmas tree which is made from 2 '2-D' tree shapes locked together and the tree shape is cut in such a way that you can put rings of cardboard down in descending size order so that they rest on the 'branches' of the central tree shape (it sort of resembles an atzec temple/pyramid shape) to give a 3-D shape. You could also make holes in the rings to attach ornaments to.   Hope that makes some sense...
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« Reply #2 on: December 10, 2003 07:41:58 AM »

If you have a lot of boxes, you could make several 'half trees' (see www.robinsfyi.com/.../activities/ paperstarandtreepat.htm for pattern) and loop them together at the center.  

You could have a more full effect.  It kind of reminds me of the way the paper decorations on this page work: http://www.tdhgroup.co.uk/acatalog/Party_Kits.html

The tree would just kind of fill out in a circle.  

Hope that makes sense!
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