Tissue Paper Christmas Trees!

posted on: Monday, November 14, 2011

Goood Morning!

We have had a bout of the colds around here the last few days. But that hasn't kept us down because it has finally snowed.

We were starting to wonder if it would ever happen. With Christmas music playing in all the department stores, ornaments lining the shelves of Walmart, and Holiday commercials on the tv it didn't seem right to be celebrating the holidays without some snow.

But it is here and I am happy.

It now means wool socks, crock pot soup recipes, hot chocolate mornings, flannel sheets, and pea coats--just to name a few of my favorite things.

This week in celebration of the snow and because I just can't hold out much longer I am going to by revisiting some of my favorite Christmas tutorials, as well as showcasing some new ones too!

On Friday there will also be a Holiday Link Party where I would love it if you linked up your favorite Christmas tutorials, Holiday recipes, Christmas traditions--whatever you want!

So without further delay here is one of my lovely Christmas tutorials from last year!


So remember how I talked about hoarding? Well, if you don't remember check it out. I hoard a lot of things. One thing that I just can't break the habit of hoarding is tissue paper. I unwrap presents carefully so as not to rip the tissue paper. I then stack in nice, neat piles. The stack is tall...I mean very tall...and very annoying to Hunk. I just can't bring myself to throw it away. It's an addiction.

Sooooo, I figured out a way to put all that tissue paper to a good use.

 That's right! I made Christmas trees out of tissue paper, and it was soooo easy!
For this project you will need:
*tissue paper (Ten sheets for the large tree and six or eight sheets for the small trees)
*Styrofoam tree foams
*LOTS of hot glue

Once I had made a ba-gillion tissue paper flowers I then started from the bottom of the tree foam and began to glue them in place.

While doing this step I made sure to glue them close enough that I didn't see the Styrofoam, but not so close that they overcrowded one another.

When I was finished I used the extra tissue flowers to fill in the bare spots! Note: You will see that I started off using polka dot paper, but I ran out...So when I started the blue tree above I mixed different colors of blue paper together to provide added texture. I am just that much of a genius ;)....and I will finish the polka dot tree, promise.

Fact: I am somewhat lazy. Okay, maybe I am not lazy, but I hate driving to the store. Sooo, when I ran out of Styrofoam tree foams I decided to make my own. Easy, easy, and it will save you a ton of money. AND, since YOU will be covering it up, who cares what is underneath the tissue paper!

Note: I used a cup as the base because it has a curled lip and it was more sturdy then just using scrapbook paper....it also provided extra height to the tree.

I knew I wanted a variety of textures so for the green tree I cut  tissue paper in 1 1/2 inch wide strips and rolled them into rosettes. NOTE: occasionally place a dab of glue on the rosette as you roll so it stays together. Once I had finished making a few I would glue them to the ghetto, yet ingenious, tree form.

Didn't they turn out great!

And the price?
Styrofoam Tree form: $3.99
Tissue Paper: FREE
Paper cup tree forms: FREE
Time: 2.5 hours
Look: Supa' Stylin'

If you would like to see the original post you can visit it here.

Also, don't forget to come back tomorrow and thanks for reading!


  1. Very cute and I love LOVE the colors you used!

  2. Ha! I love that I found someone who hoards tissue paper... No one understands it and I often get teased... At Boo`s baby showers, I ensured every, single piece of tissue paper was saved! Three and a half years later, I still have a good stash (although my hubby made me promise to stop keeping it until I used some of my current stash). This is an awesome use for and so clever! Great job - can`t wait for your link up on Friday!!!

  3. I love this but I know mine wouldn't turn out this way..I too hate driving to the store, especially when I'm excited to start a project!

  4. I love those ghetto tree forms. Makes me so happy. These turned out gorgeous.

  5. SO darling!! Would LOVE it if you would link these up at my turquoise lovin' party going on right now!! http://www.sweetlittlegals.com/2011/11/turquoise-lovin-13.html

  6. Great idea for the diy tree forms! When did styrofoam get so expensive??? Thanks!

  7. Too cute! The colors are great.


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