How about some easy Christmas crafts? Goregaon Highway Pulse gets you some simple DIY ideas that will make your Christmas fun and festive!
Divya Saraf – Goregaon resident and avid creative spirit – shows you how the way to your DIY Pop Up Christmas Tree.
- Cutting Mat
- 2 Sheets of white A6 size paper
- White craft glue
- Paper Cutter
- Sequins for decoration
- To start making your DIY Pop Up Christmas Tree, place one sheet of the paper in the landscape orientation on the cutting mat.
- Using the ruler, vertically divide the sheet of paper in two equal halves. Mark 2 inches from the top and bottom edges of the paper.
- Draw a horizontal line at the 2 inch mark from the bottom edge.
- Further, draw parallel lines at a distance of 2.5cms from the line drawn in step no. 3. Keep drawing until the 2 inch mark from the top edge.
- Draw a triangle using the first and last horizontal line (as shown in the picture).
- Mark an X in every alternate stripe (Make sure the stripes are even in number).
- Using your paper cutter and ruler, start making slits on the lines which fall below and above every X. Make sure to keep the length of the slit only till the triangle’s outline.
- Fold the sheet of paper into half, using the vertical centre line as a guide. Your DIY Pop Up Christmas Tree is close to completion!
- Fold every alternate horizontal stripe to the back of the card. Make sure to make a sharp and neat crease, along the horizontal lines and outline of the triangle.
- Now, open the card and lay it flat. You should have every alternate stripe popping up.
- Apply glue on the back side and stick it on the second sheet of paper. Be careful not to apply glue on the stripes that you have folded.
- The technical part in place, go ahead and embellish the tree using an assortment of sequins. Don’t forget the star at the top! And now your DIY Pop Up Christmas Tree is done and ready to show off!
- You may use green colour sheets, either the same shade or contrasting greens, to create a more interesting effect.
- Embellish using other materials such as stickers, crystals, beads or simply draw the decorations.
- Don’t forget to embellish the front of the card with a Christmas scene or message.