Tiered Paper Trees

for  Craft Marketing Connections, Inc.

sizes: large, 8"x20"; small, 7"x14"

  • Tiered Paper Trees


  • FloraCraft Make It: Fun Foam Cones, 4”x18”, two
  • Heavy double-sided print paper, 12”x12”, two each, five coordinating designs


  • Circle templates ranging from 1-1/4” to 3-1/2” in 1/4” increments
  • FloraCraft Design It: Foam Cutter
  • Cricut Electronic Cutter with Accent Essentials Shapes Cartridge
  • Design Master Color Tool Prairie Grass Spray Color
  • Elmer’s X-ACTO Tools: Precision Tip Scissors, 5”; Metal Ruler, 12”

Basic Supplies

  • newspaper and large cardboard box for spraying, pencil, scrap paper, straight pins
  • 1. Trim 5" off bottom of one cone using cutter; save for another use.
  • 2. In well-ventilated area on protected surface, lightly spray cones with two coats of Prairie Grass; let dry.
  • 3. Before cutting flowers, plan paper design, listing size of flower and paper design on scrap paper. Follow manufacturer's instructions to use cutting machine to cut one flower in each diameter. Keep flowers for each tree separate. For large tree, cut the following: 7-1/2", 7", 6-1/2", 6", 5-1/2", 5", 4-1/2", 4", 3-1/2", 3", 2-1/2" and 2". For small tree, cut the following: 6", 5-1/2", 5", 4-1/2", 4", 3-1/2", 3", 2-1/2" and 2". Cut large flowers first, using scraps for smaller sizes. (Note: If desired, cut twenty 2" flowers to scatter around trees; set these aside.)
  • 4. Set aside largest and smallest flowers for each tree.
  • 5. For all remaining tree flowers, trace circle onto center of flower equal to half diameter. For example, use pencil to trace 3-1/2" circle on wrong side in center of 7" flower. Repeat for all flowers.
  • 6. Remove traced center circles using scissors. Poke starter hole 1/4" inside pencil line; cut out. Repeat for all circles.
  • 7. To assemble, set each cone on its largest flower. Slide next largest flower onto cone, down far enough to be tight, but not far enough to cause rippling or tearing, so flowers are about 1-1/2" apart. End with solid 2" flowers on top, held in place with one straight pin.
  • 8. Scatter 2" flowers around tree bases if desired.