I’m getting so excited for Christmas. And although we haven’t gone all out with putting the tree up yet, I am slowly spreading the joy with my crafts! This specimen art is perfect to bring a little cheer to a small space or a small area on the wall. You could even add it into a photo collage wall to customize it to the season!
I used my cricut mini to cut out my shapes. I used 3D ornament and and Teresa Collins Christmas collage cartridges.
You can download my project layout for use in the Cricut Craft Room here.
I used 18 of the tree shapes and 24 of the ornaments.
Folding all but 6 of each shape in half, I glued one half of the tree to one half of another tree. Then putting a dab of hot glue down the center of the tree that is still flat, I glued the “pop out” trees into the center. Once it was dry, I would fan it out a bit. I did the same thing with the ornaments, except instead of just using 2 shapes for the pop out, I used 3 and glued it to the center of a 4th.
Once all of the specimens were complete, I put a tan paper into a frame (without the glass) and then using a pop-up glue (I used the Mod Podge foam ones) attach the specimen to the paper inside the frame.
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