Pretty Christmas Paper Makes the Most Adorable Tree

3 Materials
30 Minutes

I found the most gorgeous Christmas paper last week. It is thick and pretty and the colours are quintessentially Scandinavian. Not to mention the vintage feel of the ornaments... it's just perfect!! Grab some of your favourite paper and make this perfect little tree for all of your small spaces.
pretty christmas paper makes the most adorable tree
This is such a cute project and all you need is a left over piece of tree branch, twig and some pretty Christmas paper.

You can also make these festive trees out of book pages and you can see one of those here... 
pretty christmas paper makes the most adorable tree
Start with a 6" long piece of a thick tree branch and twig about a foot long. 

To make the base of the tree, drill a hole in the middle of the stump, add a dab of wood glue and wedge in the twig. 
pretty christmas paper makes the most adorable tree
It will take about 50 squares to make a nice full Christmas tree.  The largest squares should be about 4.5-5" and then make them smaller and smaller until the smallest ones are about an inch and a half.  

When you have all of your squares cut out, loosely fold the squares corner to corner and add a little slit going in both directions.  The holes should be just big enough to fit the twig through.  
pretty christmas paper makes the most adorable tree
Before feeding the papers onto the twig, crumple each one. This will add some texture to the tree once you get it put together.

Stack the squares on the twig from biggest to smallest and top of your new tree with a pretty bow.
pretty christmas paper makes the most adorable tree
These little paper trees are just perfect to add to your mantle or fill in a small space that needs a touch of Christmas. Pair them with this Scandinavian inspired sign for an extra special space.

To see the original Recreated Designs post and more pictures from this project, pop over to the blog...

Resources for this project:

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Recreated Designs

Want more details about this and other DIY projects? Check out my blog post!


Have a question about this project?

1 question
  • Bbunny42
    on Dec 26, 2017

    How do you store this? In a large box?
    • Recreated Designs
      on Dec 26, 2017

      I put mine in a kraft paper bag with handles and then just set it on a shelf for the non winter months. If you need to "fluff" it up next year, turn it over and give the paper a little squeeze and it's all good to go again ;)

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