Day 11 of the 24 Days of Christmas Crafting!
The goal for these 24 days is to give you ideas for hand-crafted Christmas decorations for your tree and home. Come back each day to try the next craft. 24 Days of Christmas Crafting!
I have had fun making trees this year. Here is another tree project. These 3-D Christmas trees are a quick and easy way to add some holiday decor to your home. They look great on your tree, on a mantle, or even dangling from a string. Made from Craft foam, they are even safe to use outside! They disassemble for easy storage and weigh next to nothing. You will want to use these as part of your decorating year after year.
Materials and Supplies
- 2 sheets of green craft foam
- Glue (If you intend to use these outside, use a glue that will withstand the weather)
- Pattern (available in my Resource Library)
About the Pattern
Just like the 3D Snowflakes from Day 1 of the 24 Days of Christmas Crafting, you can cut these by hand by tracing the design onto the craft foam and cutting with an X-Acto knife or scissors. You can also cut the craft foam on your craft machine from the design in my Resource Library. I cut mine on my Cricut Maker with the rotary blade. You can also cut with the deep point blade.
Cutting the Trees
For the look I wanted, I really needed craft foam that was twice as thick as the standard craft foam. To get the look, I cut two of each piece – for a total of 4 pieces per tree).
If you are cutting by hand, print the pattern on card stock, cut it out, then use this sturdy pattern to trace the trees onto your craft foam pieces.
If you are cutting with a craft machine, upload the .SVG file to your design software. For my Cricut Maker, I set the material to “Flex Foam” and used the rotary cutter. The deep point blade did more tearing than cutting but that may be the foam I was using. My mom used a deep point blade on a little stiffer foam and it worked fine for her. If you have never cut craft foam on your craft machine, do a test cut (I use unpopular colors of foam from variety packs for my test pieces).
Glue two like-pieces together for each of the three trees and let dry.
Connect the tree pieces by inserting a bottom slot over a top slot.
You now have three little trees to add to your holiday decorating. You can add a string to hang from your tree or set them in to a holiday village. You can use tiny bits of paper or small beads to decorate the trees, too!
Come back each day for a new project in the 24 Days of Christmas Crafting!