Even before I was done building little chipboard houses I knew they would need a little setting to live in. I wanted to come up with a simple and flexible tree template that I could make a whole forest out of. Inspired by my old paper bird project, I used strips of chipboard to build these trees.
- Scrap chipboard: from the backs of notepads or boxes. My pieces were 8.5×11″
- You favorite paper glue
- Clothespins or clips
- Craft knife
- Scoring Tool: a bone folder or dull knife work great
Then I cut two pieces, 1″ wide, off the other side for the trunk of my tree. The remaining piece of chipboard had my score marks on it, and I trimmed it into 1″ pieces (each piece has the same score marks).
I applied glue to the trunk pieces, and clipped them together to dry.
On some I trimmed the top a bit, some I left tall. I love the way the variety turned out. These would be great with snowy glitter added, or paint. I’m just happy to have a forest for my little chipboard houses.
Yes, I know I sound crazy. Now go make something!