Ribbons Christmas Tree
This Christmas card is all about decorating with ribbons. To make it you will need: white construction paper, patterned wrapping paper, three kinds of ribbons, cotton balls and glitter glue pen.
Decorating Tools: scissors, glue stick.
1. Get 10" by 6.5" piece of white construction paper and fold it in half. Now you have a 5" by 6.5" card. Make the two edges face to your right. Get a piece of patterned wrapping paper and cut a rectangle 5" by 6.5". Glue it to the face of the card.
2. Pick out three kinds of decorating ribbons .5" or .75" wide. You can also take a wide ribbon and cut it in strips. The ribbons could be patterned or solid. I picked red, gold and green in the spirit of Christmas. Cut the ribbons in this order of length starting at the base of the tree: 4.5", 3.75", 3", 2.5" 2", 1.5". My color order is this starting at the base of the tree: red, gold, green, red, gold, red. Now trim all the corners on the ribbons. Lay the ribbons out in the center of the card leaving .25" between them, 1" on the bottom and top of the card. Glue the ribbons down. Cut a green ribbon piece .5" by .75" and glue it on the bottom of the tree.
3. Take one large and five small cotton balls. Glue the large one to the top of the tree using glue stick. Center five small cotton balls on the bottom ribbon and glue them down. If you do not have cotton balls, take the cotton from cotton swabs (q-tips) and roll it between your fingers to make it into a ball.
4. Take gold, silver or iridescent glitter glue pen and make small dots on top of the ribbons for a shiny effect. Let the glue dry.
You can simplify this card by using pieces of bright wrapping paper instead of ribbons. Then decorate with cotton balls, buttons or glitter glue and you have a one of a kind card.