Again, Pinterest is my inspiration! I found this pin - and found that the page it referred to was no longer available. I wasn't having luck searching the blog either - so I decided to broaden my search. I found this blog and some directions.
I gathered materials - I had a few pages left in a holiday themed pad of cardstock from a craft last year (another tree project!! I think I have a problem!), an extra canvas and of course I have a glue gun and glue sticks. I pulled out my cutting mat and my paper cutter, a pen and some scotch tape.
First I sorted papers into red, blues, green and multi colored piles. I wanted to be sure to mix up all the papers and colors. I cut them into 6" strips.
I kept rolling until they were all finished. I realized that the canvas I had in the closet was much larger than the one the blogger originally used - so I cut more paper in 1/2 inch increments (11.5, 10.5, 9.5, etc).
Next it was time to figure out placement. This canvas is 18x24, so 9" across was the middle and I marked it at the top and bottom. The rolled paper tree was 18" tall, so that left 6" not used in the height....so I started 3" from the top and 3" from the bottom.
I glued the bottom roll on first, and then using plenty of hot glue I added each one on above the others. Looking back, these were a little crooked...I probably would mark them before gluing them on next time!
Lots and lots of glue, make sure they are secure!
Keep gluing!! Almost there! I wish I had a heavy-duty glue gun!
The last thing I did was to cut two pieces of brown cardstock and roll it. I glued these onto the bottom of the tree for the stump!
I've already found the PERFECT place to hang this - right behind my small WVU Christmas tree above my crafting buffet (in a normal dining room, this would be a beautiful buffet to hold dishes....in my world, this is my craft space!)