Make a 3D paper Christmas tree with this free SVG file.
I thought it would be fun to create something for Christmas in July, so I made this retro-looking Christmas Tree. Because there is no glue needed, you can create it now and store it flat to use later. How fun would it be to wrap it in little twinkle lights or place fun objects on the shelf-like sections? You could make it in a different color to suit your decor.
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Make a festive holiday decor with a napkin wrapped candle.
When I saw this napkin at the Dollar Tree, I knew I wanted to use it with some kind of candle craft. I love this technique for making a festive candle for your Christmas decor. But, depending on the design of your napkin, you can do this any time of the year or for any season.
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Most of the items I used were found at the Dollar Tree making this a very affordable and economical craft. The only item not shown in the photo above is the heat gun.
Here is a close-up of the finished candle. You can see how the melted wax has integrated the napkin with the candle.
while this project was made for decorative purposes, if you choose to light the candle, do not leave it unattended.
Cut a Christmas Tree for your festive holiday decor with a free SVG file.
What a fun Christmas decor piece to make. You can choose to add a light that creates wonderful shadows or just leave it as it is. I chose to add a gold star to the top but the file comes complete with a star in the same color as the tree. There is also a separate star included if you want to add a different color as I did. Wouldn’t it be fun to make a few of these in different sizes for a mantle?
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I used this beautiful Bonsai cardstock that has a slight texture and cut it on a Cricut Maker at a setting of 100#. The cardstock is 80# cover weight but cuts really well at a slightly larger setting. The gold stars were cut from Stardream Metallic Gold. Be sure to cut two, one for each side of the tree. The gold cardstock is smooth, metallic, and heavier than the green so be sure to change your cutting settings.
The SVG file comes with cut and score lines. You will need to set the lines to score before cutting. The file isn’t that detailed but the folding does take a bit of patience and care. The video below will walk you through the folding process.
Here you can see a close-up of the tree with a color-changing electric tea light inside. Although it is not very dark, you can begin to see the cool shadows that are cast from the tree. (please do not use a real candle, the paper will catch fire. – do I really need to say this?)
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This beautiful lantern can be used as a winter theme snowflake lantern or the rest of the year as a mosaic lantern. The delicate cut outs are transformed when an electric tea light is placed inside. This version is created in white, but imagine the transformation if done in color like stained glass.