How to make a Christmas tree at home using cardboard

Creating a DIY Christmas tree using cardboard can be a fun and eco-friendly project.

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It’s a fun way to keep yourself busy if you have nothing interesting to do during the holidays and the good news is, you can use tools you already have at home.

Here's a simple guide to help you make your own cardboard Christmas tree:

Materials needed:

1. Cardboard:


· Large piece for the main tree structure.

· Smaller pieces for additional layers (if you want a layered tree).

2. Box cutter or scissors:

· For cutting the cardboard.

3. Ruler or straight edge:


· To ensure straight cuts.

4. Pencil:

· For marking measurements on the cardboard.

5. Decorations:

· Ornaments, tinsel, lights, ribbons, etc.


6. Paint or wrapping paper:

· To decorate the cardboard

7. Glue or tape:

· To attach layers and decorations.



1. Design your tree:

  • Decide on the size and shape of your tree. You can draw the outline on the cardboard using a pencil.
  • Design just the way you want it

2. Cut the cardboard:

  • Use the box cutter or scissors to carefully cut out the tree shape. If you're creating layers, cut additional pieces for each layer.

3. Paint or cover with wrapping paper:

  • You can paint the cardboard green or cover it with green wrapping paper to give it a traditional tree look. Let it dry if you painted it.

4. Assemble layers (if applicable):

  • If you created a layered tree, attach the smaller pieces on top of each other using glue or tape.

5. Decorate:

  • Now comes the fun part! Decorate your cardboard tree with ornaments, lights, tinsel, and other decorations. Be creative and add your personal touch.

6. Stand or support:

  • Depending on the size of your tree, you might want to create a stand or find a stable surface to display it.

7. Enjoy:

  • Place your DIY Christmas tree in a prominent place and enjoy the festive atmosphere it brings.

Additional tips:

  • If you have extra cardboard, you can cut out cardboard ornaments to hang on your tree.
  • Consider using recycled materials for decorations to enhance the eco-friendly aspect.
  • Involve family or friends in the decorating process for a more collaborative and enjoyable experience.


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