Easy Christmas Crafts: Paper Strips Christmas Tree
This Easy Christmas Crafts Paper Strips Christmas Tree is fun, fast and easy to make using just a few simple materials and tools.
For variety, make the little tree using different colors of paper and ribbon. They can hang in small spaces on a Christmas tree or anywhere to add a smile during the holiday season.
The materials and the tools are simple and inexpensive. You can make just a few or many in a short amount of time.
Take a look at the fun little Paper Strips Christmas Tree.
The paper strips Christmas tree is simple, fun and interesting.
Easy Christmas Crafts: Paper Strips Christmas Tree Materials and Tools:
- Paper - card stock, construction paper or similar paper that can hold its shape
- Ribbon 1/4 inch wide by 10 inches long
- Chenille stem 12 inches long
- Gold bead for the tree topper
- Spacer beads (optional - this example used 2 brown pony beads between the layers for a total of 12 spacer beads)
- Scissors to cut the paper and ribbon
- Pencil to mark shapes to cut (not shown in picture)
The Steps for How to Make the Easy Christmas Crafts: Paper Strips Christmas Tree:Mark and cut the paper into strips 1 1/2 inch wide by 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9 inches long.
I used an 8 1/2 x 11 inch green paper slightly heavier than normal letter paper.
For the least number of cuts, cut four of the 1 1/2 inch wide strips the 11-inch length of the paper.
Cut one of the strips 9 inches long.
Next, cut the other three 11-inch strips into the 8-inch and 3-inch lengths, 7-inch and 4-inch pieces and 6-inch and 5-inch pieces.
The only extra is the 2-inch length cut off the 9-inch piece.
Twist the end of the wire back on itself to lock the loop in place.
Bend the loop at a right angle. This loop forms the bottom of the paper strips Christmas tree and prevents the strips from coming off.
Push the chenille wire through each of the small holes in the paper strip.
Add the spacer beads.
The spacer beads are optional. The small holes in the paper catch on the chenille wire. The paper strips hold their position even without the spacer beads.
Be careful adding the smallest layer. It can easily get creased instead of keeping its smooth shape.
Twist the wire back on itself to lock in place.
Break off any excess wire. Make sure the end of the wire is tucked away and won't prick fingers.
Tie a knot in the end of the ribbon, and if necessary, trim the ribbon ends at an angle.
Plus, this would be fun to have children color the strips of paper with "ornaments" before putting the tree together.
Use your imagination and have fun!
Using a few inexpensive materials and tools this Easy Christmas Crafts Paper Strips Christmas Tree is fun, easy, fast and inexpensive to make.