How to Make Paper Christmas tree and Save Money for Gifting

paper Christmas tree, DIY Christmas decor

Hello Ladies!

Are you done shopping for your new Christmas home décor? And crossing out those long list of gift guide for your whole pack of family and friends (not to mention your colleagues at work who keeps on bugging you around). Or buying some extra random gifts intended for your new friends next door, your building’s enthusiastic guards, and smiling cleaning guys.

Yeah we do share gifts for them, huh :D

If you do, then you are very thoughtful. No doubt.

The planning and actual buying of these gift are so exhausting, not only physically – including emotionally, financially of course, and very time consuming.

But then, that’s the way it is! We do buy and/or prepare gifts for our special people – because we care for them.

Well sometimes our only way to show that WE CARE.

Just like you, I love buying gifts for my people. But do you know that I prefer giving something that I personally created. Well something about me that not all knows about.

Weeks ago I stumbled about this video tutorial of Stephania – when she shared about making a paper Christmas tree, and I thought well I can do it as well.

Anyway DIY Projects are my breakfast, LOL

So today I’m going to share you how to make a paper Christmas tree, which you can use as your own Christmas home décor, or give it as your Christmas gift for your special people.

Isn’t that a great idea?!


paper Christmas tree, DIY Christmas decor


Gather those old newspapers, acrylic paint, and some ribbons from your previous gifts – no need to buy.


If you are reeeaaallllyy in a thrifty mood, ask your friends for these materials! Am pretty sure they have these just piling in their closet or kitchen drawers, hahaha.


Some of you ladies hoard for makeup, clothes, shoes, etc. – I hoard for some DIY materials, and yes including ribbons. I literally don’t throw things, and just patiently stored it and wait for the right time to use it. Who knows something like this occasion will happen, huh?

And of course we need some glue and scotch tape to secure the papers.


paper Christmas tree, DIY Christmas decor


Cut some strips of newspapers and start to roll it using a stick (I used my chopsticks) until you make a paper stick. Repeat on creating paper sticks as many as possible. Then secure the ends with glue.


paper Christmas tree, DIY Christmas decor


You can keep on making first paper sticks while watching your favourite TV series, or while having a chit-chat with friends, hahaha.


paper Christmas tree, DIY Christmas decor


After making plenty of paper sticks, form a star of paper sticks just like the photo above and staple the middle to secure its form. This will be our base and guide to make a Christmas tree.

To form the paper Christmas tree, you must any cone-shaped form to help you guide for your weaving. Here I used an empty cone-shaped container as my form-guide.


paper Christmas tree, DIY Christmas decor


Then start weaving the paper stick alternately, and if it shorten then just connect other paper sticks with the glue.


paper Christmas tree, DIY Christmas decor


Continue weaving the paper stick alternately until you created a paper-cone figure!


paper Christmas tree, DIY Christmas decor


And viola! You have a cone-shaped figure :D

Cute the bottom of the paper figure to remove your form-guide, and secure it back using the glue.


paper Christmas tree, DIY Christmas decor

paper Christmas tree, DIY Christmas decor


Weeks ago I visited the Aces Hardware to grab some acrylic spray paint, and goodness it was on sale! I’ve bought three colors in red, green and gold perfect for the holiday season, and I’ve got each with 20% less off! That’s so cool!

When everything is secured, gather you favourite acrylic paint and start spraying it to your paper cone.

I leave it dry overnight to absorb the paint. Repeat doing it with your other paper cones.


paper Christmas tree, DIY Christmas decor


Once the paint has dried, then it’s time to pimp your paper cone! Use your assorted ribbons and other blings – be creative and adventurous! Your only limits are your imagination :D


paper Christmas tree, DIY Christmas decor


To make it cuter, make a bow and glued it on top of your paper cone!


paper Christmas tree, DIY Christmas decor


Isn’t this a beauty?!

You may use any colors of ribbons or any materials that you have. You can also add it with faux fur to make it fluffier – it’s up to you!


paper Christmas tree, DIY Christmas decor


But I’m aiming for a classic paper Christmas tree, so I decided to add it with some pearls.

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paper Christmas tree, DIY Christmas decor


And our finished project! Yey!

Now you can create more paper Christmas tree, with different colors and design – either big or small!

Create these as your thoughtful gifts for your friends. You save money from buying gifts, and also adds more value to your DIY project because you spend time creating it with your heart.


paper Christmas tree, DIY Christmas decor


What can you say about our little tutorial? Have you tried DIY-ing gifts for your special people?


I would love to know your thoughts, please share it on our comment section below!


xoxo, Blair

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71 LOVES AND COMMENTS:

  1. How adorable these decorations are!!! I wouldn't have thought it was made from newspaper!

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    1. Thank you Dear! I will make more of these to give to my friends :D They like it!

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  2. You are super talented and creative. Nice Christmas tree

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  3. This is creative and easy diy. I'm going to try myself

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    1. Yes please do and let's promote crafting to save money :D

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  4. Now, that is one very thoughtful and creative idea for a gift. You have just solved my problem. TQ

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  5. oh wow... you are just so super creative... i will definitely give this a shot.... thanks...

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    1. Thank you Miera, yeah its easy and I know you can do better :)

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    2. not as creative as you wor... hehehe... but i will try it out

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  6. Oh no..... That's so cute. I never though of making a Christmas tree myself. I guess it's time to give a try. Hehe

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    1. Yeah you should try - and you'll perfect it!

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  7. That's so cute! :) DIY stuff always have a more personalised touch to it which I love!

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  8. wow...great idea!!!!Not only can decorate in house, also can be a gift for exchange!!Hehe

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    1. Yeah, and they can use these as their Christmas tree décor or window décor :)

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  9. thanks for the tutorial. the XMas trees look so cute and pretty!

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  10. these are awesome! I love to DIY crafting to, plan to do this next!
    Thanks for sharing!

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    1. You are welcome Dear! It's a win-win gift :D

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  11. How cute your Christmas trees are! Thanks for this money-saving idea. I'd totally adopt this gift idea this year!

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    1. Yeah you can do this! And you can make a bigger one!

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  12. It turn out so nice. I never knew that we can make christmas tree out kf paper.

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    1. Like some crafter said, "There is more life beyond old papers for poop scooping." LOL

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  13. wow...very cool, cheap yet creative!! Merry Christmas~

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    1. Thank you Abang! And Merry Christmas too for you and your family :D

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  14. This is literally the coolest craft project I've seen in a long time! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. You're welcome Vannadee! You can do it too :)

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  15. These are such cute decor for christmas time! I am glad that I came across your blog. I will be making these little trees in the future.

    xoxo
    Isaly Holland
    www.memoriesbyisaly.com

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  16. Blair this is amazing I am loving it and how easy the tutorial is to follow. I would love to try this soon

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    1. Oh thank you for liking Anosa! Let's promote eco-gifting :)

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  17. These are seriously adorable. I am saving this to make later. I think even my little girl scouts could make these- how fun!

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    1. Thanks Sarah! And you will save and make use of your old newspapers :D

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  18. Love the idea! Some DIY that'll be interesting for the children. Might change to a colored paper instead of spraying it.

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    1. Oh that will do! You may use old magazine pages :)

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  19. Never in a million years would I have been able to come up with something like that. I love this!!

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    1. Nowadays, it is a good decision to be creative and make us of things that we thought are garbage :) Let's promote eco-friendly gifting :)

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  20. These turned out super cute. I could definitely do this.

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  21. These are so awesome! I so need to make them! They came out fantastic.

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    1. Your kids will enjoy making these paper Christmas tree.

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  22. These paper trees are so cute and festive. You make them looks so easy to make. I'll have to give it a try.

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    1. Thank you Ninjas! Glad you've liked my simple DIY!

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  23. This is so creative. I always enjoy DIY projects during the holidays.

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    1. Thank you Jill! Same here, because I find holidays to be the best time to be creative, and also spend quality time to make precious and worthwhile gifts.

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  24. How creative! I've been doing lots of DIY projects myself lately. :)

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    1. That's great Briana! Please share us your creations! We want to learn from you :)

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  25. Loved the project. Looks amazing.Will fo it with my daughter. Loved the idea of spray painting this

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    1. You should try Amrita.. and you can use any colors that you like! And also sprinkled it with glitters :)

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  26. Cool. Thanks for the tutorials. The trees look cute and pretty!

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  27. Blair I really love this idea! It is not only cute but also environmentally friendly since you reuse these materials. Love it! xoxo

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    1. Thank you Dear! I am inspired to create more DIY :)

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  28. This craft is amazing! I'm gonna do it with my kiddos..

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    1. That's perfect bonding activity with your kids :)

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  29. Oh I wish I'd seen this post a few weeks ago! I think making things can be so much more thoughtful than buying things. I bought all of my gifts! Love how cute these Xmas trees are and they look so good! Ree love30

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    1. Thank you Ree! I hope you've got amazing gifts for friends :)

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  30. Great idea for inexpensive Christmas decor! These look so easy to make, and reuse stuff that I already have!

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    1. And saves your money too for much important things!

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  31. I like this creative idea and I think it is great to be able to make things. I just wrote a post about how personalized gifts and handmade ones are the best gifts!

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    1. I agree Sheri.. We can easy buy gifts anytime and anywhere. But handmade gifts are more touching because we spend time creating it :)

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  32. This is such a fun and festive DIY! They turned out beautiful. Merry Christmas!

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    1. Thank you Shane and Merry Christmas and a fabulous New Year!

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  33. I'm really impressed by how talented and creative you are! I don't know if I would be so good at it, as I'm really clumsy haha! Very good post, thank you for sharing your tips!

    Miriam Ernst - http://www.be-sparkling.com

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    1. Hello Miriam!

      Thank you for visiting my post! Yeah it is hard at first, but with determination and being observant, I could easily learn new crafts :) But I can't help to create a mess first before I finished a good one :)

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  34. Wow! Amazing creations! And all from everyday stuffs.
    Brilliant idea.

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    1. Thank you Indrani! Go for eco-friendly lifestyle :)

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  35. This is such a fun and smart idea. Love how you created this in such less time too.
    xx, Kusum | www.sveeteskapes.com

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