Retro Christmas Tree

Make a 3D paper Christmas tree with this free SVG file.

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finished tree

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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paper

To make the tree I used Bonsai-colored cardstock in 8.5 x 11. I needed to use three sheets for the tree.

Cutting this file on a Cricut Maker, I set it to cut 100# cardstock and it was quick and easy to cut through.

cut pieces

As mentioned, the file is designed to fit on three sheets of 8.5 x 11″ paper. There are two triangles and five circles that vary in size.

Video Tutorial:

You can download the free SVG file from the store [Retro Tree SVG]

Christmas Tree Decor – free SVG

Cut a Christmas Tree for your festive holiday decor with a free SVG file.

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Christmas Tree Decor

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.

Video Tutorial:

with light

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?)

Please visit the store to download the free SVG file [Tree SVG]

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Making a Mini Christmas Card

Grab this free SVG file and make a cut mini Christmas Card for gift giving.

What a fun little Christmas card. It is a perfect paring for gift giving. While small, since it is an SVG file you can enlarge the card to your desired size. I cut mine on a Cricut Maker.

Materials:

  • card stock
  • paper
  • personal cutting machine
  • free SVG file
  • tape runner (or adhesive)
  • bone folder (optional)
Cutting on the Cricut Maker

Special thanks to Scrapbook Adhesives and Cricut for providing materials that were used to make this mini card.

Download the free file from the link above. Before cutting make sure to set all red lines to score. The other shapes will cut.

Video Tutorial:

inside of card close-up
outside of card close-up

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DIY a Mini Santa Gnome

Learn how to make a Santa gnome from simple materials, many found at the dollar store.

Mini Santa Gnomes are so fun to make and are great holiday-themed items. Each one can have its own personality. They can have big noses or long beards. You can twist the fake fur making a handlebar mustache. Your Santa gnome can be made fat or skinny. Change the color of the hat for a different look. Different decorative elements on the hat can change the theme completely.

I chose to add a pin to the back so my Santa Gnome can be worn. Another option would be to add a hook and hang him on your Christmas tree. These mini gnomes can decorate packages or used for other decorative elements. I have one sitting on my desk!

materials

The list of materials may seem rather long but they aren’t expensive. Once you have obtained them all, you can actually make ten Santa Gnomes from one pack of gloves. You will have a lot of other materials left over, so grab another pack of gloves for more gnome making. Items noted with DT were bought at the Dollar Tree.

Materials:

  • 2 pairs of gloves DT
  • small rubber bands DT
  • nylons DT
  • pom pom or bell DT
  • scissors
  • polyfill (or similar)
  • Hot Glue and Gun
  • fake fur
  • pinback (optional)
  • ornament hook (optional)

Fake fur can be expensive so purchase as small a cut as possible – 1/4 a yard or even an 1/8 a yard. You don’t need much for the mini gnomes. I found mine at Walmart. Fake fur can be found in a variety of different colors.

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Paper Christmas Tree Ornament

Make this tree ornament with a free SVG file included in the post.

I am participating in an SVG hop. This months challenge was to create an ornament. I love making paper ornaments cut on my Cricut Maker. The Maker can cut such detail as seen in the sides of my tree ornament.

This ornament can be cut out and put together as is. You can line the ornament as I have done. I used Rinea foiled paper to do so, or you could line it with tissue paper or rice paper and put a light inside. So you have different options with this ornament along with making it in different sizes or colors.

Materials:

  • Green Cardstock
  • Green Rinea Paper
  • Cricut Maker
  • Free SVG file
  • scissors
  • glue
  • twine

Directions:

SVG file

Download the above SVG file. All black lines and shapes cut while you will need to change the red lines to score before cutting. You might also want to change the size of the file before you cut.

Once the card stock is cut, it should look like the above image. At this point you need to decide if you will line the ornament. The tree ornament is designed so you can place a light inside it if you desire.

To construct the ornament, follow along with the video tutorial below.

Here is my finished ornament hanging on our tree.

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