It's certainly time to decorate our homes with some much needed Christmas cheer! This year, we are focusing on adding more handmade pieces to our Christmas decor to help the holiday feel more personal and inviting! These simple and modern 3-D cork Christmas trees are a sure way to add that festive touch to your tabletops this season!
- Cork tiles
- Cutting mat
- Cutting tool (or X-Acto knife)
- Painters Tape (optional)
- Hot glue gun
Using your ruler, decide how big you want your first tree to be. With a pencil, make lines for where you need to cut.
Use your cutting tool, carefully cut out your first triangle from the cork tile using your pencil guide. Tip: Have your ruler follow the penciled line and have your cutting tool run against the ruler while cutting the cork for a more precise and steady line. Hold the ruler firmly!
Cut out another triangle with the same measurements, but this time cut the second triangle in half. Repeat steps 2 and 3 for all triangles. Feel free to create various sizes!
Once your trees are all cut out, use painters tape to section off parts of your triangles you would like to paint. You can also free-hand if you prefer. Paint your triangles, using the colors you love!
Allow to dry completely before removing tape.
Using a hot glue gun, attach the halved triangles to either side of the larger triangle for each tree. Hold in place until the glue has set and dried. Repeat for all triangles.
Display your modern trees on your tabletops and enjoy!
Cork is a fresh and fun material to work with this season. These trees are both modern in design, but have that great natural texture that really plays with other elements in our holiday home decor!