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3 Easy Paper Christmas Trees {7 Days of Paper Christmas Decor}

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Save money this year by decorating with beautiful paper Christmas decor, including these 3 easy paper Christmas trees.

It’s the 2nd day of our Paper Christmas Decor series. I love sharing creative way to decorate with paper all year, but even more at Christmas time! It’s amazing how much money can be spent on Christmas decorations, so save some money with me this year and decorate with paper!

Today I have not 1 but 3 templates for fun and easy paper Christmas trees. You can sprinkle them allover the house, wherever you want to add a little Christmas cheer. And for more, check out these 19 Amazing Paper Christmas Decor Ideas.

Day 2: Easy Paper Christmas Trees

I am a firm believer that you can never have too many Christmas trees! There is just something magical about those evergreen branches. So for today, instead of just making one paper Christmas tree to share… I made 3!

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Gold, silver and green painted paper Christmas trees on a tray in front of the fireplace.

The easiest way to add a little Christmas to any room in your home is with a little vignette of Christmas trees. They are just so versatile. And if you use paper Christmas trees, you can make them any size to fit wherever you want!

And whether you want to just stick with one style of Christmas tree in different colors and sizes. Or use a variety to make a statement. You can easily add them everywhere!

Overhead view of a vignette of paper Christmas trees on a tray.

Quick and Easy ways to Decorate with Paper Christmas Trees

  • Put a few on the kitchen counter next to a cookie jar or sign.
  • Place them in a hutch or bookcase.
  • Put a collection of holiday trees on a tray on a table.
  • Add a few on the mantel.
  • Punch holes in the top and tie a string on it to use as ornaments.
  • Place a few in the center of a wreath.
  • Add a gathering of trees down the center of a table runner for an easy centerpiece.

So grab that pack of cardstock at the store and let’s make a forest of paper Christmas trees that you can sprinkle all over the house!

How to Make Christmas Trees Out of Paper

Supplies:

  • 3D paper trees cut files
  • Cardstock
  • Hot glue gun and glue sticks
  • Spray paint
    • This is where you get to customize your
  • Optional: Silhouette Cameo

Cut your templates for the paper trees out of cardstock, you can use colored paper or choose to spray paint them once assembled. I like to spray paint paper decor to give it a non-paper look. It covers the paper in a sheen that makes it look like a fancier material, even metal.

Use a Silhouette Cameo to easily cut all the intricate parts of the paper Christmas trees. If you don’t have a Silhouette, don’t fret. You can cut your Christmas trees out with scissors and an x-acto knife. Or you can use punches to add the star details if you want. Then ask the big guy to bring you one for Christmas this year!

Star Paper Christmas Tree

Fold along all the dotted lines in an accordion fashion. I like to keep the flap folded upwards so that it is hidden on the valley of a fold instead of the peak.

Glue the flap on the backside of the  opposite side of the tree to make a cone shape.

Stand up the tree and look down the top to arrange the tips of the star evenly.

Folding instructions for the star shaped paper Christmas tree.

Leave white, or paint with your favorite color spray paint!

Close up of the stay shaped paper Christmas tree decor.

Modern Paper Christmas Tree

Fold along all the dotted lines.

Start by glueing the flaps at the bottom of the tree. Then glue the base.

Add glue to the flap up the side of the tree and close up.

Folding instructions for the modern style paper Christmas tree.

Leave white, or paint with your favorite color spray paint.

Gold modern Christmas tree made out of paper on a mantel.

Classic Paper Christmas Tree

Fold the two pieces along the dotted lines. Slide the two folded pieces onto the non-folded piece connecting them at the grooves.

Place a thin line of glue along the inside of the folded line then secure the edge of the non-folded piece to the inside of the fold. Repeat on the other side.

Place a tiny bit of glue on the outside of the fold to connect the two pieces at the top.

Steps for folding the classic shaped paper Christmas tree.

Leave white, or paint with your favorite color spray paint!

Green paper Christmas tree decor on the counter in the kitchen.

How to Resize Paper Trees

To resize the PDF tree templates, change the % size when printing or copying.

If using an electronic cutting machine, make sure you keep the aspect ratio locked so it resizes the width and height the same percent.

Living room decorated with paper Christmas decor. Paper Christmas trees on a tray on the table and paper Christmas ornaments on a wreath over the sofa.

Don’t forget to come back tomorrow for Day 3 of the 7 Days of Paper Christmas Decor. Here is the plan for the week. You won’t want to miss out on anything!

And by the end of the week, you will have everything you need to decorate your home for the holidays without spending all your money!

3 paper christmas trees on tray

3 Easy Paper Christmas Trees

Yield: 3 Christmas Trees
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Active Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Difficulty: Easy
Estimated Cost: $1-$5

Add a little Christmas to any room in your home with a little vignette of paper Christmas trees. They are easy to make and inexpensive too!

Materials

  • 3D paper trees cut files
  • Cardstock
  • Spray paint

Tools

  • Silhouette Cameo
  • Hot glue gun and glue sticks

Instructions

  1. Cut your templates for the paper trees out of cardstock.
  2. Use a Silhouette Cameo to easily cut all the intricate parts of the paper Christmas trees.
  3. Fold along all the dotted lines in an accordion fashion.
  4. Glue the flap on the backside of the opposite side of the tree to make a cone shape.
  5. Leave white, or paint with your favorite color spray paint!

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