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Christmas Tree Craft Ideas

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Small decorative Christmas trees can be crafted using many different materials. This page features Christmas tree craft ideas.


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November 30, 2011
Holiday table decor made from Styrofoam and denim fabric.

Approximate Time: one afternoon


  • Styrofoam cone shapes
  • denim scraps
  • Ad
  • tacky glue
  • scissors
  • wooden clothes pins
  • sewing pins


  1. Cut denim scraps into one or two inch squares. Fold squares into triangle shapes and secure with glue, then hold in place with wooden clothes pins. When the triangles are dried, remove clothes pins. You can now begin covering the Styrofoam cones for the trees.

  2. Beginning at the bottom of the cone, begin placing the denim pieces in the direction you want your design to run. There are two designs here to choose from.

    The hardest part is waiting for the glue to dry. Hot glue will result in melting the Styrofoam, so you must use tacky glue and hold each piece in place until nearly dry or the pieces will slide off. For the one design, you will need sewing pins to secure the denim.

  3. Complete the pattern on each row before moving to the row above it.

  4. Embellish the trees as desired with purchased or crafted items.

By Monica from Cortez, CO

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May 1, 20140 found this helpful

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Cardboard Christmas tree photo from an earlier Thriftyfun project.

This is a guide about making a cardboard Christmas tree. Interested in an eco-friendly alternative to a Christmas tree? Want to expand your recycling efforts? How about making a cardboard Christmas tree? Not only will you have a unique tree, but the making of it will be a fun activity for the whole family.



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December 6, 2007

Many years ago, while at a craft fair with my mother in law I learned to make a miniature Christmas tree from green pipe cleaners (or chenille stems for you language purists!). You started with a small block base with a thin dowel sticking up. Then you took a length of pipe cleaner (about 6" or so) and twisted around the dowel. But, and this is what made them look so real, before you twisted each length, you took about an inch long piece of cleaner and twisted it a bit down from each end (for branches). You used several lengths the same then decreased the length around the dowel to get the tapered effect.

Unfortunately I don't remember the details. I have one left (after having made many to give away) but don't want to destroy it to figure out the pattern. Does anyone know of these or have the instructions.

Melody from Oak Ridge, TN

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December 12, 20070 found this helpful

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found this one on martha stewarts website!

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December 12, 20070 found this helpful

Thanks meluvchris. This isn't the same tree but cute none the less. I will have to make this one too. I've been experimenting on getting the fuller tree I posted and am getting close. Thanks for helping out.

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December 10, 2004

A friend's daughter went to a party and made a really cute Christmas tree out of corks, painted it green and white on the top for snow and then put it in a painted clay pot. They used wire to hold it together. does anyone have instructions on how to make one?


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August 12, 20050 found this helpful


That sounds really cute, unfortunately I don't but you could try going to That is a very helpful search site and I never get off the computer without answers. Good Luck! God Bless you.


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