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How do you make a Christmas tree?

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To make a Christmas tree, cut out various circles from sheets of green paper, fold them to create texture, then glue them onto a 12-inch wood skewer. For larger Christmas trees, use dowel rods instead of skewers, and cut out larger circles from roll paper.

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  1. Cut out circles

    Use an adjustable circle cutter or a compass to cut out 2-, 3-, 4-, 5- and 6-inch circles. If making a larger tree with a dowel rod, scale the circles based on the length of the dowel rod. For example, with a 4-foot dowel, multiple the size of each circle by four, and make additional circles at in-between sizes.

  2. Fold the circles

    Fold each circle in half four times, and crease the folds with a bone folder or the back of a spoon. Before unfolding the circles, snip off the tip of each one. Make sure the hole is large enough to fit tightly around the skewer or dowel.

  3. Glue the circles onto the skewers

    Add the smallest circle to the top of the skewer, and secure with a dab of hot glue. Continue adding and gluing circles from smallest to largest.

  4. Finish the tree

    Insert the skewer into a wooden spool, or make a base by drilling a hole into a block of wood. Secure it with hot glue. Top off the Christmas tree by gluing on a gold bead or another decoration.

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