This kit is for personal use ONLY. Please do not copy, distribute, or sell any part of this design or the instructions without my permission. Pre-Cut 3D Trees @2021 Jacqueline Smith

Before you start your new kit, think about how you will want to decorate it. You can paint the trees, paint the trees and glitter them, glitter just parts of the trees like the leaves, use the kit pieces as a guide to cut out decorative paper that you can glue onto the trees, or just leave the trees white for a modern look. If you leave any portion of the trees as unpainted cardboard, I suggest spraying with a matte acrylic sealer like Krylon or Modge Podge Sealer.

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Suggested Material List . . .

Cutting Guide …

Lay your tree pieces out, matching the cutting lines on your pieces to the red cutting lines in the picture above. Your trees may look different than those in the picture. It is the cutting lines that are important.

Constructing the Tree

1. Slide piece B into the bottom of piece A until the bottom of the two trees align.

2. Slide the bottom of piece C onto the combined A & B from the top, making sure there are two pieces on each side. Many of my trees are not symmetrical, so you will either want to ensure that all matching sides are next to each other, OR, that you alternate each side. Each option will give a different look to your tree. Try it both ways and see which you prefer.

3. Slide the bottom of piece D onto the combined A, B and C from the top, making sure you slide it into the slot in Piece C.

4. Adjust the branches and the trunks so they are spaced evenly around the tree. If you want the ability to later fold your tree flat for storage, stop here. Otherwise, I find it helpful to glue the bottom pieces of the trunk together so that them maintain their star shape for added stability. As you make more trees, you may want to pause between each step to glue the trunks of the trees together. For some trees, you may also want to glue the top of the tree together.  

Enjoy making your 3D trees!! I would love to see your finished designs with the trees.  Please share a photo with me by emailing me at Jackie@acottageintheforest.com.

 

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