These days most folk don’t have the space for a traditional Christmas tree, nor the time to go and fetch one from a field, which is when papercraft comes in very handy! Small, cute, affordable and easy to construct, cardboard Christmas trees are a great alternative to the real deal, and make superb table decorations for those on hosting duties.
All you’ll need to make a cardboard Christmas tree is an A2 piece of red cardboard (or any other colour that tickles your fancy), some sticky tape, a pair of scissors and for those who like the look of a polka dot tree – some white circular stickers; all of which can be found at office supply stores.
To create the tree itself roll the cardboard into a cone, and affix with a few pieces of sticky tape. Trim the excess cardboard at the base of the cone so that your tree stands straight, then cover in circular stickers to create a polka dot effect.
If you like the look of a cluster of cardboard Christmas trees, use an additional A2 sheet of cardboard and cut it into quarters, then turn those into cones into trees using the instructions above.
Et voila – you’ve got your Christmas tree covered!