If you are looking for a unique Christmas craft to enjoy with your family, look no further than this Wrapping Paper Tree craft.
It is so simple to make, and a great way to use up all of those leftover wrapping paper scraps that accumulate during the holidays. The finished project is a festive tree perfect for framing and displaying amongst your holiday treasures and décor. Want to learn more? Take a look below at how to create your own Wrapping Paper Tree this holiday season!
Assorted wrapping paper scraps
1. Begin by rolling your assorted pieces of wrapping paper into tubes. You want to roll them into fairly skinny tubes, but not tight or thick since you want to cut through them. Roll 2-3 tubes in each pattern of paper so you have a variety to choose from when you start assembling.
2. To seal your tubes, just add some glue along the end of the paper and press gently.
3. Once the glue is dry, you can begin cutting the tubes to create the parts of the tree. The idea is to cut a long piece and then get progressively smaller as you work your way up the tree. You are welcome to eyeball your measurements, or you can use an actual ruler for more precision. For example, your first tube can be cut to be 5 inches long. You then cut the second tube ½ an inch to an inch shorter, and so on.
4. Continue cutting the tubes so that you get a variety of sizes, all about ½ of an inch in variety from the next.
5. Now it is time to assemble your tree. Begin by placing a large square of wrapping paper at the bottom of the construction paper. This will be your tree’s base or trunk.
6. Glue your largest tube on top of the trunk. Press it gently into place.
7. Glue the next piece of tubing above it, this time using a piece that is slightly shorter. Continue this process working your way up until all of the pieces come to a point at the top of the tree.
8. We chose to leave the top of our tree as is, but you can always add a small paper star or a small piece of paper tube laying vertically on it if you wish. Be creative and do what looks best to you!
Once your tree is assembled, give it some time to dry. You can even display it by placing it in a picture frame where the glass has been removed if you wish! This is a great project to try this holiday season if you are looking for something out of the ordinary. Give it a try and see what you can create from your old scraps of wrapping paper!