Paper Christmas Ornaments: 3D Christmas Trees

by Teresa of Loony Knoll

swirly-tree-snowThis is an easy way to make paper Christmas trees from card stock. Designs are flexible. Below, you can download a .ZIP file containing  three different pattern sizes, to be printed out on 8.5″ x 11″ paper.

There are plain patterns that can be coloured however you like, and also pre-colored sets. Pages 1 and 2 of the pre-colored full-tree patterns are designed to be printed on a single piece of paper. They should turn out perfectly aligned (tree print matching on both sides) if you set your printer for 8.5” x 11” specialty paper, and select “borderless” in the printer features menu.

You’ll find the assembly instructions in a separate .JPG file you can simply print. Once you have assembled your trees, it’s up to you or your children to decorate them. You can stick on paper ornaments, Christmas stickers, or paint ‘snow’ or glitter glue on the branches. You could also arrange them in a diorama – a cluster of different-sized trees on a tray lined with quilt stuffing (for snow) sprinkled with glitter.

Perhaps in the future, I’ll have Santa’s reindeer and sleigh to add. In the meantime, I hope you enjoy this project.

Download Teresa’s printable patterns by right-clicking on the link below: Choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”…

Teresa’s Paper Christmas Trees File size: Approx 716 kb.

Teresa © 2009
Loony Knoll

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Thanks to my sister, Teresa, for taking the time to create these original paper Christmas ornaments. Can’t wait to print them out and make them with Katherine and Emily (Michael too, if he’s in the mood!)

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2 Comments

  1. 1

    Thanks Teresa.

    If I have time to scratch myself lol between now and Christmas, I’ll give this a go. I’ve downloaded the file and it looks great.

    Christine

  2. 2
    admin Says:

    I’ll pass that on to Teresa, Christine. Thanks!

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