Monday, July 30, 2012

paper leaves for the summer tree

Even filled with felt butterflies and bees, our seasonal tree has been looking a little scant this Summer.  To give it the fullness of the season then, each day we've been adding a few more paper leaves to its boughs.  These are super simple and have been a great way to use our water colored paper scraps.
This was an old card we never used that was painted using the wet-on-wet method.  (For wet-on-wet water color painting instructions click here.)
From the card stock we cut leaf shapes with long stems.  Some were cut with one leaf while others had leaves on both ends.
We folded the leaves down the middle to give them that classic shape and then curled the stems either around a pencil before hanging them from the tree or curled them directly onto the trees branches.
 The curled stem holds them loosely to the branches and no adhesive was applied.  (However, should they frustratingly keep prematurely dropping from the tree, we may resort to a dab of craft glue.)


  1. I love this tree!!!It's super cute ^_^

  2. Aaah that is so cute. The Summer Tree looks adorable. What a sweet craft!

    Thank you for sharing on Kids Get Crafty!



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