If you're looking for a way to decorate with modern Christmas trees, then we're sharing our simple and colorful tutorial for these paper Christmas tree craft
This sweet and colorful paper Christmas tree craft is great as a garland, as present decorations, or as an ornament.
Sweet and simple Christmas trees are my favorite thing to decorate during Christmas. You will not want to miss our other popular paper Christmas tree crafts including DIY Punch Pinata Christmas Tree, 3D Paper Christmas Tree, Yarn Christmas Tree, and Printable Christmas Gift Tags with Trees.
Decorating with Christmas Trees
When it comes to holidays and decorating, I am of the camp that if it's simple, colorful, and modern, I'm in. What I've found over the years is that everyone has a "thing" they like to decorate with for Christmas.
My sister is a snowman girl, my grandma was all about the poinsettias, and I happen to be the true tree lover of the family. Over the years, I have collected and made quite a few different types of Christmas trees.
As the decor in the house has changed, so have the types of trees. These days they are all modern Christmas trees and of course... COLORFUL.
These easy paper crafts are so simple to make, the kids can make them in just a few minutes.
Uses for Paper Christmas Trees
What we love about sweet Christmas crafts like these is that there are tons of uses for them.
We are showing it as a garland and we absolutely love the idea o a rainbow garland as seen in our other rainbow holiday garland, rainbow DIY tassel garland, and our rainbow balloon arch.
We love the idea of making them into ornaments. Simply add a pipe cleaner to the hole and then hang it on the tree.
You could also use it as decoration for a present. We love adding sweet homemade ornaments as decoration.
However you chose to use these paper Christmas tree crafts, they are sweet and simple and I love them so much.
Paper Christmas Tree
Christmas trees are personally my favorite thing during Christmas. For my sister it's snowmen, and for my Mom, it's Santas. I like all shapes and sizes of Christmas trees.
That is what makes this craft so special. If you are like me and love Christmas trees too, then you will not want to miss our other fun Christmas Tree Crafts.
- Simply start with your favorite cardboard or cardstock - Here is one of my favorites
How to Make Paper Christmas Trees
Fold the cardstock in half, on the short side.
Then cut out a triangle approximately two inches on the bottom. Cut through both sides of the cardstock so that you have two identical triangles.
Then on one of the triangles, you are going to make a cut up from the bottom of the triangle to the halfway point of the triangle.
On the other triangle, you are going to make a cut approximately halfway down the tree from the top.
You then slide the two triangles together perpendicularly at the slits until they come together like a tree.
Do that for all the colors, and voila, you have yourself the cutest modern trees around.
Then using a hole punch. I use this size hole punch. Punch the triangle with the slit on the bottom and then string your trees onto a piece of twine or yarn.
Viola, you have the cutest paper Christmas trees that you can hang all December long.
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Paper Christmas Tree Craft
- Fold the cardstock in half, on the short side.
- Then cut out a triangle approximately two inches on the bottom. Cut through both sides of the cardstock so that you have two identical triangles.
- Then on one of the triangles you are going to make a cut up from the bottom of the triangle to the half way point of the triangle.
- On the other triangle, you are going to make a cut approximately halfway down the tree from the top.
- You then slide the two triangles together perpendicular at the slits until they come together like a tree.
- Do that for all the colors, and viola, you have yourself the cutest modern trees around
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