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November 26, 2023

How to Make a Paper Christmas Tree

Christmas Paper Crafts for Kids

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A Christmas paper craft tutorial showing how to make a paper Christmas tree.

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Materials 

  • Construction paper

  • A variety of green tissue paper

  • Glue stick

  • Scissors

  • Mini white pom-poms

  • Scotch tape

  • Hot glue (optional)

Step 1

These trees can be made in any size. To start, trace a circle using a bowl as a guide for a perfect circle shape, and then cut out the circle.

Paper circles traced from bowls - the start of a tutorial on creating a DIY paper Christmas tree.
Paper circles traced from bowls - the start of a tutorial on creating a DIY paper Christmas tree.
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Step 2

Cut the circle in half.

Cutting paper circles in half to create paper tree ornaments.
Cutting paper circles in half to create paper tree ornaments.
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Step 3

Roll the half-circle of paper into a cone and tape it in place with Scotch tape.

Rolling a paper cone, ready to make a DIY paper Christmas tree ornament.
Rolling a paper cone, ready to make a DIY paper Christmas tree ornament.
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Step 4

Cut a long one-inch strip of tissue paper and make a series of small cuts at the bottom of the paper to create a piñata-like texture.

A strip of tissue paper with frilly cuts at the bottom - ready to go on a DIY paper tree decoration.
A strip of tissue paper with frilly cuts at the bottom - ready to go on a DIY paper tree decoration.
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Step 5

Cover the cone with a glue stick.

Covering a paper cone with glue from a glue stick, ready to make a paper Christmas tree ornament.
Covering a paper cone with glue from a glue stick, ready to make a paper Christmas tree ornament.
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Step 6

Starting from the bottom of the cone, adhere the tissue paper strip to the cone in a spiral fashion, overlapping each layer to create a shaggy tree.

Glueing tissue paper to a cone as part of a paper tree decoration.
Glueing tissue paper to a cone as part of a paper tree decoration.
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Step 7

Apply glue to the top of the cone and place a pom-pom on top. If you want the pom-pom to last longer, you can use hot glue for this step.

Adding a pom pom to the top of a paper Christmas tree decoration.
Adding a pom pom to the top of a paper Christmas tree decoration.
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