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Christmas Decorations: How To Make Mini-Christmas Trees

Updated on July 8, 2009

Make your own Christmas decoration by following these simple, fun, and easy-to-do steps.

Materials Needed:

  • Empty tissue paper roll
  • Green and white thin cartolinas
  • Brown art paper
  • Small pieces of red artpaper
  • Scissors, some transparent tape, and glue

Step 1:

Cut a dinner-plate sized circle on the green cartolina. Cut a circle that’s a bit smaller on the white cartolina. Cut another smaller circle on the green one and then a smaller one on the white one. Continue until you have 6 circles getting smaller in this pattern: green, white, green, white, green, white.

Step 2:

Fold and cut each circle in half; you’ll only be using one-half of each circle. Curl each semi-circle into a cone, overlapping the edges a little. Tape the edges together firmly so the cones don’t fall apart.

Step 3:

Cut a zigzag pattern along the bottom of all the green cones and a wavy pattern along the bottom of the white cones. Then stack them up in order of size and glue them all together. Gently fold up the zigzag edges of the green cones to create a leafy effect.

Step 4:

For your tree stand, cover the tissue roll with brown artpaper (or paint it brown if you like), and stick it under the cones. To decorate, crumple up some small pieces of red artpaper into balls and glue them securely onto the tree. You now have a Mini-Christmas Tree for the coming holiday season!



*Demonstration by Teacher Stella. Photos by Teacher Susan.


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      Diana L Pierce 4 years ago from Potter County, Pa.

      Very cute. I'm glad you explained what a Cartolina is in your comments. I did not know either. Voted up.

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      louromano 6 years ago

      Thanks for sharing step by step. Great hub.

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      muskan verma 6 years ago

      thanks nice x-mas tree

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      payal sharma 6 years ago

      ilike it

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      payal sharma 6 years ago

      its verry good i like it

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      maya 6 years ago

      cute christmas tree I love it~! I'll make one on Saturday!! Thanks for sharing this! ^^

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      hi 6 years ago

      Good.I need this at christmas.

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      doubleears46 6 years ago

      im gonna use this at christmas


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      lucy 6 years ago

      loving the idea

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      me 7 years ago

      im gonna try this looks cool and fun

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      Susan Ng Yu 7 years ago

      Thanks, CASE1WORKER. Hope the kids have fun with it. :)

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      CASE1WORKER 7 years ago from UNITED KINGDOM

      Brilliant- i have to organise a craft session for some children and their parents- this is perfect

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      hot cha cha 8 years ago

      wow!it is almost Christmas

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      Susan Ng Yu 8 years ago

      You're very much welcome. :) Wow, it's almost Christmas again, isn't it? :)

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      myownworld 8 years ago from uk

      lovely ideas! will definitely be trying out with the kids! thanks once again for sharing!

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      Susan Ng Yu 9 years ago

      I don't know another name for it, but cartolina is a thin sheet of cardboard or a very thick paper (whichever way you see it). It's sort of the same thickness as good quality construction paper, but it has a finer, smoother texture (the texture of construction paper is coarse, like recycled paper) and it's big - it makes 6 short bondpaper-sized sheets when cut. :-)

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      Rhea 9 years ago

      cute, very cute, but...i'm from canada and i have no clue what a cartolina is...explain please?

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      Michelle Simtoco 9 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

      I linked your hub to mine Teacher Susan! :)

      I miss the kids.

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      Susan Ng Yu 10 years ago

      Thanks, Shannon. We had fun doing it, too! :-)

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      Shannon 10 years ago

      What a cute project. It is easy to follow and fun to do. I'd like to see more like it.