How about making some recycled corrugated cardboard trees to bring a little playful air to your home this winter? Tu B'Shevat (the New Year for the trees) is the next Jewish holiday on the calender, so I've got trees on my mind! I really love the graphics on the corrugated sleave from our flats of eggs and am so happy with how this little tree turned out. Simple to make and would look great parading down the center of a table.
As Spring approaches add leaves and blossoms or even little fruit to your little trees, bringing them to life. How fun is that?
The tree is made by cutting out two identical trees and then making a slit in the trunk on one from bottom to top, and in the other from top to bottom. You then slide one piece down onto the other, and voila you have yourself a fun 3 dimensional tree that could be the start of so many fun projects.
For more info and a diagram of a slightly different tree, but one that shows where to place the slits, see my cherry blossom tree craft from the archives. Enjoy!