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Spool Christmas Tree

MR Spool Christmas Tree

When i saw these tiny spools i always knew i wanted to do a mini Christmas Tree.  The season is upon us and i finally got a chance to put my ideas into creation.  This cute little tree  measuring 5 inches tall could be a simple decor to place around the house or use it as a place setting for Christmas dinner.  I am going to give you step by step directions to create this adorable spool Christmas tree. 

MR Spool Christmas Tree supplies

Maya Road Supplies:

Other: Book pages, Vintage Sheet Music, Baker's twine, Glitter Glue, Manilla Folder, Circle Punches, liquid glue, cream cardstock printed title.

1. Punch 5 Circles, one each of the following sizes. .5",  .75", 1", 1.25", 1.5" from the manilla folder.  I used this because it provided a stiff circle to hold the spools together and worked well to hold the trinket pin in place.

2. cut 26 .5 inch x 1.25 inches strips from book pages and one .75 inch x 2 inches strip from the music paper

3. Wrap all the mini wooden spools with your text paper.  *note i used a mini spool to top my tree to give it a bit more weight.  You could use a skinny spool too.  Wrap the Vintage wood spool with music paper. 

4. starting with the 1.25 punched manilla folder circle, glue 11 skinny mini spools to the outside edge using a strong liquid glue.  Glue 1 inch manilla folder circle to the top of the skinny spools.

5.  add next layer of 8 skinny wooden spools to the 1 inch circle.  Glue the .75 inch manilla circle on top the spools and add last layer of 6 skinny mini spools. 

6. Glue .5 inch circle to the top of the spools & add the single mini wooden spool.  Glue the entire piece to the vintage wooden spool. 

7. Add glitter glue to all the edges of the spools to give it a little sparkle.

8. Take the 1.5 inch punched circle and working from the outside in, glue the small ruffle trim in layers to create the tree skirt.  Three layers is all you need, leaving a small circle for the wooden spool. 

9.  Glue the wooden spool to the tree skirt. Wrap baker's twine around the vintage spool and tie it in a bow.

10.  Print out your holiday sentiment on cream cardstock.   Trim to a banner piece leaving a little excess off the left side of the printed title.  Add glitter glue to the banner & let dry. 

11.  Wrap the banner piece around the stick pin and glue the excess to the printed title. 
Add stick pin to the top of the three. 

MR Spool Christmas Tree detailsMR Spool Christmas Tree 2

Ronda Palazzari

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Announcing the Winners Of The Scrapbook Trends Newsletter Giveaway!

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Thank you to everyone who entered our Maya Road Inspiration Giveaway with Scrapbook Trends!

Here are the two  randomly picked comments that will each receive a prize pack:


I have found inspiration on Facebook and Pinterest. I absolutely love all of the projects posted on Pinterest, so many beautiful things

Posted by: Carissa Squires | November 15, 2011 at 08:34 AM


I love all the inspirational projects on the Maya Road Design Team blog. I especially love that wreath recently made from just corrugated board and ribbon.

Posted by: Laura Pinto-Nguyen | November 15, 2011 at 11:52 AM


Congrats and please contact us by 12/15/2011 to claim your prize packs!





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Just In Time For the Holidays - Free Maya Road Bottlecap Printouts!


Roadies, thank you for a wonderful 2011. We wanted to share with you some FREE bottlecap printouts you can use for your Holiday Decorations!

Fun little printables you can cut out and decorate our bottlecaps like this:


And then you can turn them into fun ornaments and magnets like this:



Check out our latest YouTube Video on how to make these fabulous projects.

Then download these printables for our 2", 3" and 4" bottlecaps!

Just download the size you want and send to your printer (be sure not to resize the file to fit the page and to print as is). Then cut them out and glue them into your bottlecap and decorate! How easy is that?

2" Bottlecap Printout (MAB)

3" Bottlecap Printout (MAB1400)

4" Bottlecap Printout (MAB1765)



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