Tea Bag Christmas Tree

3 Materials
20 Minutes

If you're looking for a cheap but thoughtful Christmas gift, you can't go wrong with this tea bag Christmas tree!

When you just don't have enough money to give gifts, but you want to anyway, this Christmas tea tree is an excellent thrifty gift idea.


1 Styrofoam cone (7 inches)

2 packages of tea bags (approx. 10-12 of each)

Bow (optional)

Toilet paper tube (optional)

Sort Your Tea

Remove tea bags from the boxes. Sort by colors if you have different types.

Attach Bags

Layer the tea bags on the cone alternating the tea types or colors of packaging.

Glue each bag to the cone and move up the layers until the whole cone is filled.

Instead of hot glue, you could use sewing pins or thumbtacks to attach the tea bags.

Add a Tree Stump

If you would like, cut an empty toilet paper tube to be a stump. Glue it to the bottom of the styrofoam cone or gently push it into the bottom of the cone to stay.

Add a Topper

Attach a bow to the top with glue.

Pair this tree with an inexpensive mug or tea pot for a great gift :)

More Budget-Friendly Christmas DIYs

When money is tight, it might feel hard to be festive. But don't worry. The joyousness of the season doesn't have to cost a lot of money!

Get my free printable Christmas cards to share with your friends and family.

Or make these cute Christmas crackers with toilet paper rolls and bits of craft supplies.

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Frequently asked questions

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  • Sta16181913 Sta16181913 on Nov 30, 2020

    Great idea, yes add a mug or book. How about a second hand yes pot?


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  • Christie Decker Christie Decker on Nov 28, 2021

    This would make a lovely gift at each place setting for a holiday table. Thank you. Blessings!

  • Flipturn Flipturn on Dec 21, 2021

    If you wanted to make up several of these 'trees' as gifts, to help keep the cost down, instead of using a large variety of teas, I would suggest that you purchase the tea in larger boxes. Twinings is one brand that sells tea in traditional green and red colored sachets.