I know some people might think it is a little too early for Christmas, but Hobby Lobby has been selling Christmas Décor for months now! And technically I’m not actually putting Christmas up yet – if I did my husband would object – I’m just starting early on my DIY Christmas projects.
What I love about this super easy Christmas DIY project is that it can be made for free!!! I found the materials that I needed around my house and then plopped down on the floor in front of House Hunters on HGTV. After a couple of episodes – yes I do have a tendency to get distracted when this show is on– my Paper Christmas Tree was complete!
What you’ll need:
Computer paper – anything works
Strips of paper from an old book – Please don’t ever feel the need to buy a book for a project! Used book stores often have free bins and you can often find old books on Craigslist as well for free!
Krylon Glitter Blast – Optional
Paper Pinwheel Star – Optional
First, make a cone out of the paper. Make sure to tape it together really well, you don’t want the top to come off after you have finished the project… believe me!
I used about 4 sheets of paper and I would have used scrap paper but since we are in the process of moving they have been misplaced. Also, don’t worry about it looking pretty or being perfectly flat to the table you are going to completely cover it and can always slip something underneath it later if it looks a little crooked.
Before my husband left for school I showed him my cone and asked him if he thought it would look ok once I was finished. His response – Well it can’t look any worse, it’s the grinch’s christmas tree! He was only kidding of course due to the slightly crooked nature of the tree.
Next, take your strips of book paper and cut them into different sizes and glue them to the base of the cone.
Continue to add layers of paper up the cone until it is complete covered. I prefer to make each layer of paper extra long with lots of overlap so that at the end I can flip the edges up without being able to see the white paper underneath.
The further up the cone cone I went the more I found myself reaching for the tape to make it extra secure.
Here is a closer look at the glitter – it’s hard to see the glitter in the pictures, but believe me when I say I glittered it up!