PageMaps: 12 days of ornaments: day 4

Thursday, December 13, 2012

12 days of ornaments: day 4

It's day 4 of the 12 days of ornaments here on the PageMaps blog! Are you caught up yet? Today's ornament is a little tree easel:

You will need a small manila folder, patterned paper, straw, glue, pearls, snowflake punch or die set, glitter and a star pin.

  1. Trim out a 3"x3" card from a manila folder, with the pre-cut tab hanging over the edge at the bottom. This will be your "easel" for the tree.
  2. Cut a straw into six short lengths, starting at 2" and working down to 1/2". Cover each straw piece with a scrap of patterned paper, gluing it off on the back.
  3. Stack and glue the straw pieces to the front of the card in decscending order as shown. Zig-zag cut a scrap of brown and glue it below the straws for the tree trunk.
  4. Paper punch or die cut two small snowflakes and two super small snowflake centers (I used a die set from Papertrey Ink for this). Ink all the edges, if desired.
  5. Attach the tiny snowflake to the center of the small snowflake with a pop dot and place a pearl in the center. Glue one on the upper, left corner and one in the lower, right, trimming away any excess paper from the edge.
  6. Cover a star pin with chunky glitter and slide it in the top of the tree.
  7. Add some pearls to the straws.
You're done with ornament #4!

See you tomorrow,



  1. super cute! I never knew that the "secret" is a straw!

  2. So very cute. Thanks for the inspiration.

  3. Love this! So cute! Thanks for your great tutorial!

  4. So very sweet! Lovely tree and idea!! TFS!

  5. What a great idea! I am going to do this!! Thanks!

  6. You make it all seem so easy! If it were...we would all design as well as you !

  7. I loved this idea but attached the straw pieces to a wooden spring clothespin. I put the longest piece on the open end so it will stand up. I put the star near the closed end. It can be used to hold a Holiday picture or recipe.

  8. This idea is darling! Thanks for sharing all these amazing ideas. What a blessing to get all these great inspirational treats from your talented team!
    Blessings to you all,

  9. Love your cute idea and will try this asap.