DIY Paper Christmas Tree with Tacky Glue

Looking for a cute craft to get you into the holiday spirit? Try making DIY paper Christmas trees with this tutorial from @cheerfulvibes_byvanessa! These minimalist paper Christmas trees are a fun craft for all ages and they’re super easy to make, thanks to Aleene’s Clear Gel Tacky Glue!

Try making these trees in all sorts of colors to match your holiday décor! Tag us on social media @aleenesdiy and show us your DIY paper Christmas trees and other homemade holiday décor!

What you need:
  • Aleene’s Clear Gel Tacky Glue
  • Tulip Brush-On Fabric Paint in Gold
  • Cardstock
  • Miniature wooden stars
  • Toothpicks
  • Pencil
  • Scissors

  • Step 1 Trace tree shape with pencil

    Fold a piece cardstock in half and trace a tree shape with a pencil, using a stencil if needed. Use scissors to cut along the line, keeping the folded edge intact. Repeat to make at least 8 pairs of paper Christmas tree leaves.

    Step 2 Apply Tacky Glue

    Keep the leaves folded and apply Aleenes Clear Gel Tacky Glue to the top side. Press another set of leaves directly on top and hold in place to secure. Repeat with all of your cardstock leaves, then open up your paper Christmas tree and apply glue to the last set of adjoining leaves.

    Step 3 Add paint and star

    Brush on a bit of gold paint on the edges of your leaves and on your wooden star. Glue the star onto a toothpick for extra stability, then place it atop your paper Christmas tree! 

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