How to Make a Christmas Tree from Wrapping Paper and Cardboard Tubes

How to Make a Christmas Tree from Wrapping Paper and Cardboard Tubes | DIY Joy Projects and Crafts Ideas

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Try this alternative way to recycle your cardboard tubes and match the Christmas festivities. Make a paper Christmas tree with it and you will only need wrapping paper and a ribbon. Hometalk gifts us with this easy and quick holiday project. What’s more, you won’t have to experience the hassle of choosing which tree to buy anymore.



  • Cardboard tubes
  • Wrapping paper
  • Scissors
  • Rotary cutter
  • Measuring mat
  • Tape
  • Wired ribbon
  • Pipe cleaner


With your cardboard tubes, determine how tall the Christmas tree is. Cut them into different sizes.

Grab your wrapping paper and lay it on your measuring map.  With your rotary cutter, cut twenty (20) squares that measure six inches each.  Also, cut eight (8) eight squares that measure four inches.

materials for making christmas tree out of wrapping paper
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Once all the squares are cut evenly, wrap each square into cones that make a little point at the front and a seam at the back. To secure the cone, use tape.

Now that you have (28) cones, it’s time to assemble the tree.

Hold your cardboard tube vertically while you safely secure your six six-inch cones with tape. Start from the bottom and work your way up. Layer by layer, these cones will sit at the base of your cones.

When you reach the top layer, add your smaller (4-inch) cones by tucking the point of the cone into the top of your cardboard tube and securing it with tape.

making a christmas tree with wrapping paper tutorial
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Once you have fully finished your tree, it is time to make the bow as the cherry on top.  Make the ribbon of your choice and wrap it around a pipe cleaner with a wired ribbon. Don’t cut off the excess tails!

Back at the tree, punch a hole on the top of your tree to securely loop in the pipe cleaner tails of your ribbon. And there you have it. You now have a Christmas tree made with your bare hands.

How to Make a Christmas Tree from Wrapping Paper and Cardboard Tubes

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