Hello and welcome to another post in the new week. If you missed my latest posts of last week. The schedule keeps going as I said in my previous posts, and I’m still going to do more Christmas and festival DIY projects for you guys. So I decided to start this week with something interesting I thought of doing it. This is part 1 of the easy 3D DIY Christmas tree set to do.
Last year, my first DIY Christmas tree was made and it was 2D and not that good haha. At that time, I’m still learning. So I decided to the same way I do the 3D letters haha. It was ok but not the best, you know. Also, made few things with it to make it look Christmasy more.
However, this time, I’m going to upgrade it to an even better look. It’s going to be completely different. This is why it will take more than one post to make it happen. I’m going to talk about this post more in a bit, please keep reading. It’s going to be a little longer than the previous one, for sure. Because it has more steps haha. But it’s easy to do at home.
There will be more awesome ideas and the full project of this easy 3D DIY Christmas tree set to do this season. Please make sure to subscribe to the blog or follow me if you have a WordPress account. You will get new posts on time and support me. I would really appreciate that.
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About this post
Alright, so this post will be part one of the tutorial of how to make this easy 3D DIY Christmas tree set to do this season. I will show the first few steps and part two will be posted soon and it will be about showing the full project with the rest of the steps. I made it long because this one is something we can enjoy doing during this Season and especially, for kids to pass time on and do something related to Christmas, you know haha.
I’m going to make this 3D Christmas tree using cardboard and paper as well. I know, there will be more ideas to make from these two until I manage to get my workshop and upgrade materials haha. I can’t wait until I get my workshop because there are a lot of projects that I want to upgrade and new things to do. But for now, this is what this tree will be made of haha.
I will try to make it as realistic as I can this time, that’s my goal. Which requires a lot of time but it’s easy and doable. This one reminds me of the movies when the first movie is published, it was not that good but now everything looks cool and more realistic haha. I mean the old movies and new ones, you know.
If I can do the lighting with the tree, that would be awesome. It would be fully and realistic Christmas decorations haha.
Part 1 of the easy 3D DIY Christmas tree set to do
Well, if you haven’t notice that this is another post idea which is tutorials of the DIY projects only haha. I’m thinking to do videos of these steps as well but not now. Because I want to focus more on my blog and get ahead with content.
Let’s see what I will need to start this project and wrap some things up at the beginning. I’m going to show everything I will need for the entire project and a few steps of it. Because this one is a little longer and needed two parts.
The required things for the easy 3D DIY Christmas tree set to do
So the first thing I will need is a base where everything will be on. The picture above is the circle cardboard that I cut from the Christmas hanger that I made last week haha. I didn’t throw it away because I knew that I’m going to use and here we go. However, this wasn’t planned, you know haha.
I covered it with normal A4 paper but I will keep it white because the main picture will be mainly about what’s on it, you know. I can’t wait for the finished look. Please make sure to subscribe so you won’t miss it and come back.
Next, I cut A normal A4 paper and colored it as you can see in the picture above. Well, this going to be the tree branch cover and its color already gave it away haha. Like I said earlier, I will try to make this project as realistic as I can.
You can find colored papers but since this project made to enjoy, especially, for kids. I colored it with pencil colors instead. It won’t take that much of the color and will not take long to get it colored actually haha.
Well, next I have little paper belts and these are extra because I want to make everything is perfect. These will be glued around the main tree branch because I will add the leaves. All of it will be lined very well and look good, hopefully.
The picture above is showing as you can guess the last step of doing the leaves. Since everything will be cardboard and paper. The leaves will be made of papers only haha. It looks like Pokemon cards if you played pokemon before haha. But the next step which will be in the second part will look like a leaf.
It might look bright green and the Christmas tree have the dark green. But I don’t think it’s that necessary, to be honest. It doesn’t make any difference as long as it’s still green, you know.
The last two pictures are things that I’m going to use to make the main branch. There could be different ways of making it, but I chose my old way haha. I made the branch 15cm long without the top which means I will need more leaves to cover it all. The top of the tree will be made later with a different design because I want to make sure it looks exactly like the real Christmas tree.
Alright, so these are the things That I’m going to use for this project. I’m going to make the main tree branch on this part. If I show everything, it will be so long and I want to keep it as usual for now. Not too long and not too short haha.
Well, from the two pictures above, I glued the cardboard in the middle of the circle to create a cylinder shape which is what closest shape to the main tree branch haha. I wish I can make it as the real one, but it’s a close one.
So, If you wonder how I will make the tree leaves. Well, first grab a full-colored A4 paper. And fold it in half as it shows in the picture above. Also, I can just measure the leaf size and draw it on the paper and start cutting. And that is another way but still going to take time. So it’s just about what you like to do because both will take almost the same time haha.
Next, rip it half as it shows in the picture above. Then, I did the same as the first step and fold each one half, and rip it. Also, there are two ways with this step as well. Which you can use scissors as well, but I did the ripping way haha. I kept repeating the process until I got the pokemon card size, haha and that is ready for the final step.
This is the end of Part 1 of the easy 3D DIY Christmas tree set to do. It’s going to be good. I can’t wait to post the last part of this. Please subscribe to the blog or follow me if you have a WordPress account. So you won’t miss the finished look and you guys can support me. Also, make sure to follow me on Twitter as well. I would really appreciate that. Have a great day!