I made this tree using foam board and two sets of battery operated lights from the dollar store, but if I had it to do again I would pay the extra few dollars and buy either a canvas or have some plywood cut to size. (I didn’t realize that the poster board would curl so much when it was painted – or that I would be so pleased with the finished product!) The project is pretty simple so I will just show you the pictures. Scroll to the bottom for a FREE PRINTABLE pattern. (I copied the pattern to publisher and set the page size to 16″ x 20″ it’s a common frame size, then printed out a tiled copy to trace.)
My Grandmother and her sister used to make a Christmas tree (and stars) using felt covered plywood that they would glue old jewelry to. I’m including a picture of some of their creations. They are incredibly beautiful and my inspiration for this project.