Tuesday, December 15, 2009

recycled paper christmas trees

i was bored one sunday, and wanted some christmas decorations for our apartment, but everything was closed, so i dug up what i could find... 

these are the supplies. 
cereal box, tape, stapler and the awesome green striped printer paper i found at my school.

cut the cereal box into a semi-circle shape. trace a plate or freeform - it works.
the larger the circle, the taller the tree.

roll & staple the cardboard to make a cone shape.  the rounded part of the semi-circle will be the base.

cut many leaf shapes from the paper. mine average about 1.5 inches long and i used 2 pages of paper.

tape the leaves onto the cone in layers.

continue until you've covered the tree, and voila!


  1. Adorable. I am saving this to my bookmarks. Maybe I do with my students, yes?

  2. Hehe... so creative! And I am suddenly inspired to sing "What's This?"

  3. O HOLY NIGHT!!!! That's genious!!!

  4. What a great idea, I'll have to try this.

  5. great idea!! thanks for the tutorial!! :D

  6. That is such a cute idea! THanks for stopping by my blog! I'm definitely going to have to try the recycled Christmas tree. My kids will love it!

  7. I have always loved these and now I have made an edible version xoxo


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