Cardboard Christmas Trees




Introduction: Cardboard Christmas Trees

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Recycle your cardboard to make Christmas tree ornaments or table top decor!

Step 1: Watch the Video Tutorial Here!

Step 2: You'll Need

Glue gun


E-6000 Spray Adhesive

Americana Multi-Surface Satin Paints


Craft knife


1/4" wide ribbon

Stick on rhinestones

Step 3: Cut and Assemble

Figure out the size you want your tree by simply drawing a triangle

Trace the triangle 3 times, side by side

Cut out the shape with a craft knife

Score the other two lines so that you can bend it in shape

Hot glue the ends together

Trace the base on more cardboard, cut and glue it in place

Step 4: Glue and Paint

Create garland with hot glue

Paint the tree a green of your choice

Dry brush gold over the garland and along the sides

Paint multi color dots or stick on rhinestones for ornaments

Step 5: Cover With Book Pages

Try covering your tree with old book pages or music sheets

Spray torn sheets with E-6000 Spray Adhesive

Dry brush the edges with metallic gold

Paint dots in your favorite color

Hot glue a ribbon bow to the top

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    5 years ago

    Wow!! I'll try to make one or two later!! :D


    7 years ago

    Aww these are adorable!! Great instructable! ;)

    Mark Montano
    Mark Montano

    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    Thank you Snazzy! I love making them and dotting them around the house this time of year. I'm attempting one that is 22" high later this week for the table.