It's a bit time-consuming to do them because between the different steps you have to allow for the several layers to dry. As there is wax involved it is not advisable to use a blow-dryer to shorten the process.
Material: 1 sheet of paper
tea light holder from the Swedish furniture store (the blue and yellow one ;))
watercolours or acrylic paint
a white candle
- Measure the circumference of your tea light holder and add 1cm for comfort plus 1 cm per side to overlap.
- Fix the paper to your work surface with masking tape and rub it thoroughly with your candle.
- Apply a coat of watercolour and let dry.
- Fix the colour with diluted glue, taking care not to smear the watercolours. Or use acrylic paint so you can leave out his step. Let dry.
- After drying, cut in appropriate strips. Prepare two templates of a fir tree in different sizes and cut the contours into the paper strips. Take care only to cut one half of it lengthwise.
- Carefully fold back the trees along the edge of a ruler so there will be small wholes to let the light shine through. Now the tree halves add up to a hole tree.
- Fold the short sides 1 cm from the edge.
- To close the circle cut one tree exactly in the middle with its center in line with the fold. Also cut a bit from the tree top down- and from its base upwards, leaving about a third of the length uncut.
- On the opposite fold cut a rectangle about 2 mm longer than this uncut piece and 1 to 2 mm wide.
- Turn down the 'flaps' of the tree and pull gently through the rectangular slit. Unfold the tree.