Step 3. I pushed the dowel into a normal window box filled with small rocks and secured the pot with paper and punched circle shapes. I ensured the dowel was straight and more or less in the center of my window box.
Step 4: Then I punched out many circles of paper to make the leaf motifs for the tree.
Step 5: To make my leaf motifs, I used two sizes of punched circles with the bigger hover as the first layer, at that point the smaller hover put on top, and I punched a smaller bloom shape to go on top of that. I ran a pearl-headed straight pin through the three stacked shapes and pushed it straight into the Styrofoam ball. I did this again and again until I had secured the whole ball with my covering leaves. I needed to ensure none of the Styrofoam was showing. If you needed to paint the ball first this may not be such a worry for you.
Step 6: I left a small hole of Styrofoam revealed so I could push the dowel into the ball once it was pleasantly canvassed in colored paper shapes and pearl-headed pins.
Presently wouldn’t you say the paper tree could be finished off beautifully with some paper butterflies? I made two paper butterflies and folded them over the stem of my tree with florist’s wire, but you could make some to sit on the wad of the tree as well if you loved.
This is what I stepped, by step:
Step 1: I used two heart punched paper shapes to make the wings for my butterflies
Step 2: I cut out a stogie shaped body (cut two stogie shapes and sandwich the florist’s wire and the wings between them with some adhesive).
Step 3: I decorated the two sides of the wings with smaller punched hearts and included some details such as eyes and wing veins with a silver gel pen.
You may jump at the chance to make an accordion overlay butterfly instead. You can discover the instructions for making one at my website and furthermore see pictures of the topiary tree and heart punch butterflies there. Try not to stress – the accordion crease butterfly is also simple! The basic shapes used to create it are a square and a circle.
I trust I have inspired you to make some paper art projects with these two simple but compelling ideas. Glad paper art crafting!