Here’s a cool way to make a homemade Christmas tree. Have you ever thought of making a Christmas tree out of cupcake liners?
Scissors are involved, so this is not for little children, but it’s a really easy project. This is something you can do during a good movie.
The kids can decide on the theme and the colors of the tree. Alternating between plain and colored liners might be a nice idea. It’s not really meant to have decorations placed on it, but a small garland could be added.
I’m not sure if this tree will last forever, but it will definitely create some Christmas memories.
- Cupcake liners/cases
- Craft cone or light cardboard
- Cupcake toppers, one for each tree
If you’re making your own cone, roll the cardboard into a cone and glue in place. Cut the bottom off the cone.
Fold Lots Of Liners
- Fold each cupcake liner in half so that the edges touch.
- Cut the middle out of the liner base.
- Cut through the edge and fan the liner out.
Tip: As you get to be an expert, you can fold and cut multiple liners!
Glue The Liners
- Squeeze some glue around the base of the cone.
- Place each fanned out liner around the cone. Apply them loosely to give them a frilly look.
- Keep applying liners up the cone.
- Alternate rows with different colors and patterns if you wish.
When You Get Near The Top
- As you get to the narrow end of the cone, there will be no need to cut the liners – you can just put the whole liner over the neck of the cone.
At The Top
- For the top of the cone, take a whole liner and put it over the top with lots of glue. Squeeze the liner to fit it in place.
- Push a cupcake topper through the liner for your tree topper.
Alternative Method Of Cutting The Liners
This method involves more folds, but you might prefer this look. It’s done with mini cupcake liners in this video, but it’ll work for any size.
- Fold each liner almost in half. The idea is to leave a little white that shows through from the underside on the edges. This will look like a lacy trim on the finished tree.
- Fold each side to the center, leaving the white edge showing.
- Glue each little shell-like liner onto the cone.
And you’re done! You’ve created a delicate and frilly Christmas tree!