No matter how much I love Christmas, but I’ll never get around to buying and putting up real christmas tree, because it’s too much hassle. I have a white wooden tree that I put up all year long, and I change the decoration based on the season. I thought it would be a lot more festive to have smaller trees made of paper instead of one big… well, medium… one. Paper trees is a good option if you’re living in a share house, dorm, studio apartment, or simply a smaller space that you’d like to cheer up for the holidays. They are also minimalist, so they could go with any themes that you already have in mind.
Decorate them with stickers, little bows, or like what I did, some colourful little pom pom balls.
Materials: Printer (colour or black and white), Adobe Reader (Free Download), A4 paper stock with thin or medium thickness (around 100-200 gsm), scissors, ruler, x-acto knife, craft glue, pom pom balls for decoration.
Step 1: Download this DIY paper trees template and print onto A4 paper stock using colour or black & white printer. Remember to select “Fit to Page” in the printer dialog.
Step 2: Trim according to shapes using scissors
Step 3: Using ruler and the back of an x-acto knife, score the middle of the paper tree where you’re going to fold
Step 4: Glue the inside of the paper trees, and fold them together. Trim any extra white bits if they are showing
Step 5: When the glue has dried, cut on the dotted lines in the middle of the trees. One cut will be from the top, and the other one from the bottom
Step 6: Fit the tree insides together by inserting the tree with bottom incision into the tree with top incision
Step 7: Decorate with pom pom balls!
I hope you enjoy making them! These will also look cute as centerpieces or place cards.
If you like this DIY, you should also check this out: Get Creative with DIY Christmas Baubles