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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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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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!
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.
2 pairs of glovesDT
small rubber bands DT
pom pom or bell DT
polyfill (or similar)
Hot Glue and Gun
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.
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.
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.