Balsa wood decorative trees

These little trees may look elaborately sawn, but a sharp craft knife is all you will need to cut them out of balsa wood. Getting the colourful design right is even easier: simply apply some masking tape and get creative with Marabu Colorado Gold. You can even add some extra sparkle to your trees using the Marabu Glitter Liner. A stylish decoration ready in time for Christmas!

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Set square
Balsa wood
Cutting ruler
Cutting board
Craft knife
Masking tape


  • You can find just the right metallic and glitter special effect colours in the LOVELY MOMENTS set. The water-based paints are suitable for Christmas decorations made from wood, MDF, paper maché, paper, stone and much more.

How it is done:

  • Using a set square and a pencil, draw two triangles of the same size on the balsa wood.
  • Carefully cut the triangles out using a craft knife and cutting ruler. Add a slit to each triangle on both the top and the bottom that is half the length of the triangle and as wide as the piece of wood.
  • Using masking tape, section off the bits of the triangles that you’re going to decorate. You can now start painting your trees. Why not use different colours for your designs? For example, you can create interesting mixes using one metallic and one glitter paint. Remove the masking tape and leave the paint to dry. Once dry, simply assemble the pieces to create a tree.

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