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Paper Christmas Trees

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Am I the only one who hasn't finished decorating for Christmas? Things have been so bananas here, I can't even think straight. In the last two weeks, I've celebrated Thanksgiving, celebrated my husband's 40th birthday, gone to Key West on vacation, and gotten a new puppy. Seriously. We're insane, I realize this. But regardless, there is just over 2 weeks until Christmas, so I need to get crackin'. And I'm starting with these paper Christmas trees.

These paper Christmas trees are so easy to make, and add a fun whimsical touch to your holiday decor!

They are super easy to make, and so much fun to look at. I think they look like something out of Whoville.

Supplies for Cute Paper Christmas Trees

  • Styrofoam cone
  • Scissors/paper cutter
  • Hot glue gun/glue sticks
  • Paper

These paper Christmas trees are so easy to make, and add a fun whimsical touch to your holiday decor!

For my paper, I used a set of 3 rolls of paper that I found at Michaels, but you could use wrapping paper, sheet music, old book pages, magazine pages... whatever you want.

These paper Christmas trees are so easy to make, and add a fun whimsical touch to your holiday decor!

To start, just cut your paper into strips about 1 1/2" wide. Then cut slits about 1/4" - 1/2" apart, all the way along the strip, being careful not to cut all the way through. I did one strip at a time, because it was easier for me, but if you'd rather do them all at once, go crazy. It's also up to you on how you want to curl the paper. I curled mine {using a pencil} before I cut the slits, but if you'd rather do it after, then go crazy.

These paper Christmas trees are so easy to make, and add a fun whimsical touch to your holiday decor!

Then just start gluing your strips to the cone, starting at the bottom and working your way up.

These paper Christmas trees are so easy to make, and add a fun whimsical touch to your holiday decor!

As the strips get smaller and you have to trim more and more off, be sure to save the part you cut off, because you can use those as their own strip once you get towards the top.

These paper Christmas trees are so easy to make, and add a fun whimsical touch to your holiday decor!

When you have room for about one more strip at the top, take a scrap piece and form it into a cone that will fit on top of your styrofoam cone. Glue that on, and then add your last ruffled strip to complete your tree!

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What kind of paper will you use for your Paper Christmas trees?

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Hi, I’m Jenn. I’m a freelance writer and editor who lives in central Pennsylvania with my husband and three boys. Yeah. That’s a lot of testosterone in one house. I love decorating, DIYing, crafting, baking, and cooking, and I’m constantly scouring everything I see for inspiration. My ideas can come from anywhere: Pinterest, books, magazines, stores, TV shows, websites, other blogs, other people’s homes, nature. You name it, and I’ve gotten an idea from it. {Literally. I selected the color scheme for our family room from a pocket pack of tissues. Totally not making that up.} I hope to teach others that, if you really pay attention to the world around you, you can get inspiration from anything! I love to hear from readers, so be sure to leave me a comment! Or, if you’d prefer to email me, you can do that too — just visit my contact form. Thanks for stopping by!

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