Altered Eclectics is all about mixed media and recycling, making projects other than cards and ATC's so when I was given a bag full of old shop bought Christmas cards I decided to make something with them.
After a bit of playing around I settled on this method, cut 16 strips 4" x 1", 16 strips 3.5" x 3/4", 8 strips 3" x 1/2" and 8 strips 2.5" x 1/2". This makes 12 layers of decreasing size.
Curl over and stick both ends of each strip to form a point with the printed side upwards.
With the addition of a small origami star made from glitter paper the tree is finished.
Just right for little table settings, you could add a name tag to each one and use it as a place tag.
I wouldn't dream of doing this to a handcrafted card but a shop bought one from last year has many uses. The children can make these without too much mess and when the festive season has finished it can be recycled again.
Come on over to Altered Eclectics to see all the different projects we've made and join us with your creation.
I would like to enter these trees in the following challenges:
Fab 'n' Funky - Anything Christmas
Creative Moments - Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes