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 Christmas Card with Beaded Tree

This elegant Christmas card is quick and easy to craft and perfect for those who want to make homemade cards but have little time to do so.

 

 

Christmas Card - Beaded Christmas Tree a

Time required: about 15 minutes

Difficulty Level: Easy

Material List:

- blank white card in standard size
- strip of white cardstock measuring 10 cm x 5.5 cm
- strip of silver cardstock measuring 9 cm x 5 cm
- strip of dark red cardstock measuring 8.5 cm x 4 cm
- scrap piece of silver cardstock for the tree (the tree should be about 7 (+,-) cm high
- thin silver beading wire
- 9 x 3 mm glass beads in crystal color
- 3-D foam tape
- stick glue
- adhesive tape

Christmas Tree Craft Pattern
Craft Pattern for the Christmas Tree

To use the pattern, use your right mouse button and click on the picture. Save to a designated file on your computer. From there, you can use your printing program to print out the pattern.

Tip: If you use Microsoft Photo Editor to open and to print out the pictures, you can change the size of the pattern to fit your needs before printing out.

If you use Irfan View, there is also a possibility to change the size of the pattern before printing out.

Patterns may be printed out for personal use or for classroom use only. It is not permitted to reproduce any patterns for commercial profit.

Instructions:

1. Adhere the silver cardstock over the center of the white cardstock piece.
2. Adhere the dark red cardstock piece over the center of the silver piece.
3. Print and cut the tree motif out of silver cardstock.
4. Cut four 5 cm lengths of silver wire. String two wires with each 3 beads, one wire with 2 beads and the remaining piece with just one bead. Bead the wires by inserting the wire through the first bead and then insert the wire through again to secure the bead. Add the second bead about 1 cm away and secure the same way and proceed like this with any additional bead.
5. Place each wire in a diagonal way on the front of the tree. The wires with each 3 beads are placed at the bottom of the tree, then the wire with 2 beads and at the top, the wire with just one bead. Secure each of the wire ends with tape on the backside of the tree.
6. Adhere the tree now to the card using foam tape to raise the tree and give it dimension.

 

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