diy paper-fringe christmas tree

diy paper-fringe christmas tree

This super-easy, inexpensive kid and pet-friendly Christmas tree is perfect for small spaces or to decorate a tabletop in your home. It’s modern and minimal and looks lovely with white fairy lights and some candles nearby. You can purchase larger sheets of cardboard at most art supply stores.

You’ll need:
Hot glue gun
Black paper
White paper
Black tape
Craft knife

How to:

1. Cut the cardboard to your desired triangular tree shape.

DIY Fringe Christmas Tree2. Start about 5cm/2 inches from the bottom of the tree and cut approximately a 5cm/2 inch wide strip of white paper to a length just wider than the width of the tree.

DIY Fringe Christmas Tree3. Glue the top edge of the strip of white paper to the cardboard and then trim the width to the angle of the cardboard.

DIY Fringe Christmas Tree4. Create a fringe along the bottom edge of the white strip of paper you just glued down. Make the cuts about 1cm/½ inch apart.

DIY Fringe Christmas Tree5. Repeat with more white strips, making sure to overlap each one over the previous one.

DIY Fringe Christmas Tree6. Finish by adding a black strip of paper to cover the exposed 5cm/2 inches of cardboard along the bottom of the triangle. Use black tape to wrap around the sides of this base, or just wrap the black paper around.

DIY Fringe Christmas Tree

Happy Crafting!output_6jyjkh

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