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Christmas Decorations: How To Make Mini-Christmas Trees


Make your own Christmas decoration by following these simple, fun, and easy-to-do steps.


Materials Needed:

  • Empty tissue paper roll
  • Green and white thin cartolinas
  • Brown art paper
  • Small pieces of red artpaper
  • Scissors, some transparent tape, and glue

Step 1:

Cut a dinner-plate sized circle on the green cartolina. Cut a circle that’s a bit smaller on the white cartolina. Cut another smaller circle on the green one and then a smaller one on the white one. Continue until you have 6 circles getting smaller in this pattern: green, white, green, white, green, white.


Step 2:

Fold and cut each circle in half; you’ll only be using one-half of each circle. Curl each semi-circle into a cone, overlapping the edges a little. Tape the edges together firmly so the cones don’t fall apart.


Step 3:

Cut a zigzag pattern along the bottom of all the green cones and a wavy pattern along the bottom of the white cones. Then stack them up in order of size and glue them all together. Gently fold up the zigzag edges of the green cones to create a leafy effect.


Step 4:

For your tree stand, cover the tissue roll with brown artpaper (or paint it brown if you like), and stick it under the cones. To decorate, crumple up some small pieces of red artpaper into balls and glue them securely onto the tree. You now have a Mini-Christmas Tree for the coming holiday season!



*Demonstration by Teacher Stella. Photos by Teacher Susan.


Diana L Pierce from Potter County, Pa. on December 09, 2013:

Very cute. I'm glad you explained what a Cartolina is in your comments. I did not know either. Voted up.

louromano on March 25, 2012:

Thanks for sharing step by step. Great hub.

muskan verma on December 23, 2011:

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thanks nice x-mas tree

payal sharma on December 16, 2011:

ilike it

payal sharma on December 16, 2011:

its verry good i like it

maya on December 12, 2011:

cute christmas tree I love it~! I'll make one on Saturday!! Thanks for sharing this! ^^

hi on December 03, 2011:

Good.I need this at christmas.

doubleears46 on November 30, 2011:

im gonna use this at christmas


lucy on November 01, 2011:

loving the idea

me on November 28, 2010:

im gonna try this looks cool and fun

Susan Ng Yu (author) on October 13, 2010:

Thanks, CASE1WORKER. Hope the kids have fun with it. :)

CASE1WORKER from UNITED KINGDOM on October 12, 2010:

Brilliant- i have to organise a craft session for some children and their parents- this is perfect

hot cha cha on November 05, 2009:

wow!it is almost Christmas

Susan Ng Yu (author) on October 10, 2009:

You're very much welcome. :) Wow, it's almost Christmas again, isn't it? :)

myownworld from uk on October 10, 2009:

lovely ideas! will definitely be trying out with the kids! thanks once again for sharing!

Susan Ng Yu (author) on December 10, 2008:

I don't know another name for it, but cartolina is a thin sheet of cardboard or a very thick paper (whichever way you see it). It's sort of the same thickness as good quality construction paper, but it has a finer, smoother texture (the texture of construction paper is coarse, like recycled paper) and it's big - it makes 6 short bondpaper-sized sheets when cut. :-)

Rhea on December 06, 2008:

cute, very cute, but...i'm from canada and i have no clue what a cartolina is...explain please?

Michelle Simtoco from Cebu, Philippines on October 30, 2008:

I linked your hub to mine Teacher Susan! :)

I miss the kids.

Susan Ng Yu (author) on December 14, 2007:

Thanks, Shannon. We had fun doing it, too! :-)

Shannon on December 10, 2007:

What a cute project. It is easy to follow and fun to do. I'd like to see more like it.

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