Handmade love for this Christmas season. Make these pretty and easy paper Christmas tree with quilling paper strips and a popsicle stick! Read tutorial.
Officially my last
post for Christmas Christmas post before Christmas 😛 ! I am in Kerala right now and this place is so cheerful with festivities. The lights and decorations are so lovely! I am going to buy a few Christmas decor items from here so that I can use them for my next Christmas at Kolar 😉 Anyways coming to today’s post, its a really simple but catchy DIY Paper Christmas tree with quilling paper. Don’t worry there is no quilling involved! Also, if you are in holiday crafting mood, be sure to check out the many other holiday crafts and activities I tried over last Christmas seasons 🙂
Materials required to make DIY paper Christmas Tree with Quilling papers :
- Quilling papers in closer shades
- Popsicle stick
- Double sided tacky tape
How to make these DIY Paper Christmas tree with Quilling papers
Start with choosing the shades of quilling strips you want. I have made 3 different colors of DIY paper christmas tree with quilling paper – shades of pinks, oranges and greens. Whichever is the colors of strips you have, try to select colors nearer to each other. And if you do not have quiling strips but have colored papers, you can cut them out into strips and make these trees.
Once selected, cut these into pieces about 3-4″ long. How I did was to mix all the colored strips first and then fold them into 3 or 4 parts (depends upon the length of the strip) and cut them out. That way you would have already mixed the shades and created a variant.
Take your popsicle and add a double sided tacky tape all over it , just leaving a bit at the end as the trunk. You can use glue as well but then it make it a little messy hence the tape. Spread out the cut out quilling strips over the taped popsicle stick just randomly. You might have some strip that are straight, some a little tilted and some space not covered etc but don’t worry about that.
You need to add layers of similar quilling strips till you feel all the space has been covered completely. SO add another tacky tape at the center ( on the 1st layer of quilling strip but at the position where the popsicle rests). Repeat the procedure and add your second layer of leaves. All these trees here have 3 layers of leaves and it totally depends on your choice.
Once you are satisfied with the thickness, cut out the strips to for a neat edge for the tree. I told you they were simple!
You can add embellishments as well to make them extra pretty. I added a glitter star on top of all the trees and additionally, for a few of them, I added a little coordination sequins here and there.
You can add a small loop at the top and adhere with hot glue so that you can tie these on to your Christmas trees or even use them as gift tags 🙂 Hope you liked this DIY paper Christmas tree with quilling paper. More Christmas crafts from this blog is here.