Christmas decorations can be super expensive so I came up with the idea of making all my decorations with wrapping paper this year. Different papers, different decorations. In this tutorial I will show you how to make wrapping paper trees. Check it out below!
DIY Wrapping Paper Trees
Using sturdy construction paper you want to create a cone. If your wrapping paper is super thick you don't have to do this step but if you are using thin wrapping paper you will need to do this. I used four pieces of construction paper for the largest cone. One piece of construction paper makes the 12" cone.
Now roll your construction paper at a diagonal, keeping the point tight in your hand.
Now tape the paper together so you have a sturdy base. It doesn't matter what this looks like. It's going to be covered by the wrapping paper.
Now cut the excess paper off your cone so you have a completely round base. This needs to be straight.
Alright, now pick your paper. Pick something pretty that you want to keep around for a while. You can use these decorations year after year. My paper is from the beautiful Paper Source store. I could live there!
Now flip your paper over. Pretty side down. Using a small piece of tape. Tape the corner of your paper to the point of your cone.
Tape the corner of your paper to the point of your cone and slowly start rolling the paper around it. Make sure to hold the paper tight to the cone.
Cut across your paper to create a straight edge. You can continue rolling the paper until it ends but this doesn't look as good. If you cut a straight edge you will have one seam in the back.
Using double sided tape, place a couple strips on the inside flap and seal the seam.
Now cut off the excess paper. You can cut the base as short as your construction paper cone inside or if you are using really think paper you can leave it a little longer.
Now embellish with whatever you want. I used glitter paper for the stars on top (and used a glue gun to attach them). You can also tie ribbon down them or glue buttons and beads to look like ornaments. Get creative!
You can watch how I made these trees here!
This was seen on Home and Family on the Hallmark Channel on 12/5 ~ See the pictures below!
I decorated the set on Home and Family with lots of paper decorations. Here I am building the 5 ft paper tree!
Here are the beautiful paper snowflakes I made! Working on uploading the tutorial now!
On set making the paper snowflakes!