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Christmas Craft DIY: Wrapping Paper Tree

– Posted in: Christmas 2013, home, season

If you are looking for a unique Christmas craft to enjoy with your family, look no further than this Wrapping Paper Tree craft.

Christmas Crafts: Wrapping Paper Tree

It is so simple to make, and a great way to use up all of those leftover wrapping paper scraps that accumulate during the holidays. The finished project is a festive tree perfect for framing and displaying amongst your holiday treasures and décor. Want to learn more? Take a look below at how to create your own Wrapping Paper Tree this holiday season!

Supplies needed

Christmas Crafts: Wrapping Paper Tree

Assorted wrapping paper scraps
Glue
Construction paper
Scissors

Directions

1. Begin by rolling your assorted pieces of wrapping paper into tubes. You want to roll them into fairly skinny tubes, but not tight or thick since you want to cut through them. Roll 2-3 tubes in each pattern of paper so you have a variety to choose from when you start assembling.

2. To seal your tubes, just add some glue along the end of the paper and press gently.

3. Once the glue is dry, you can begin cutting the tubes to create the parts of the tree. The idea is to cut a long piece and then get progressively smaller as you work your way up the tree. You are welcome to eyeball your measurements, or you can use an actual ruler for more precision. For example, your first tube can be cut to be 5 inches long. You then cut the second tube ½ an inch to an inch shorter, and so on.

4. Continue cutting the tubes so that you get a variety of sizes, all about ½ of an inch in variety from the next.

5. Now it is time to assemble your tree. Begin by placing a large square of wrapping paper at the bottom of the construction paper. This will be your tree’s base or trunk.

6. Glue your largest tube on top of the trunk. Press it gently into place.

7. Glue the next piece of tubing above it, this time using a piece that is slightly shorter. Continue this process working your way up until all of the pieces come to a point at the top of the tree.

8. We chose to leave the top of our tree as is, but you can always add a small paper star or a small piece of paper tube laying vertically on it if you wish. Be creative and do what looks best to you!

Once your tree is assembled, give it some time to dry. You can even display it by placing it in a picture frame where the glass has been removed if you wish! This is a great project to try this holiday season if you are looking for something out of the ordinary. Give it a try and see what you can create from your old scraps of wrapping paper!

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8 Comments… add one

Rae Buchanan 11 December, 2013, 5:11 pm

very sweet and easy DIY Christmas craft, love that it uses left over paper from the year before!
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Cher @ Designs by Studio C 11 December, 2013, 6:12 pm

How cute! Such a fabulous way to use up bits of paper and I love your idea of displaying it in a frame!
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Elle 11 December, 2013, 10:39 pm

This is a super cute idea for the kids this year. Keep them busy for a while…you have my grateful thanks!
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Robin (Masshole Mommy) 12 December, 2013, 5:48 am

Oh wow, that is super cute and how easy is that? My boys would totally get a kick out of one of these, so I think I might actually give this a try this weekend. We’re getting snowed in anyways & I’ll be looking for things to do with them.
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Amanda Love ~ Growing Up Madison 12 December, 2013, 9:42 am

Wow that’s beautiful. I don’t do much craft with my kids but I do need to start. This is super easy. Thanks for sharing.
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Melinda Dunne 12 December, 2013, 10:07 am

What a fun and cute way to use wrapping paper. I love how you use a nice variety of paper and sizes to make it look like a tree. It is also an easy craft, which I really like!
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Kristen from The Road to Domestication 13 December, 2013, 9:09 am

OH! This is so cute! And I love that I can still use my wrapping paper, instead of just being done with it!!!
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Steph @ From the Burbs to the Boonies 13 December, 2013, 1:38 pm

This is so neat! And honestly, I have always thrown those scraps away not knowing what to do with them. This turns out adorable and I love the idea of recycling, not only the paper but the cardboard tubes too! Pinning!
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