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Christmas Craft: Festive Paper Pines

Festive Paper Pines

Total Time Needed: 1 Hour

Kids will get a real kick out of decorating these little evergreens - the mini bulbs come alight when you punch holes in the outer layers, revealing the colored paper sandwiched between them.


  • Red and yellow stationery (or other colors you like for lights)
  • Green and brown card stock
  • Pinking shears or decorative craft scissors (we used Fiskars Paper Edgers)
  • Hole punch
  • Glue or glue dots
  • Pushpin
  • 2 buttons
  • Monofilament


Festive Paper Pines - Step 1

1. Sandwich the red and yellow paper between 2 pieces of green card stock. Cut out a tree shape.

Festive Paper Pines - Step 2

2. Remove the red sheet and punch a few random holes through the 3 remaining layers. Then remove the yellow sheet and replace the red one. Punch several new holes through the stack.

Festive Paper Pines - Step 3

3. Cut a tree trunk from brown card stock (make it a little taller than needed) and glue the top of it between the red and yellow layers. Now glue the green layers to the outside.

Festive Paper Pines - Step 4

4. Use the pushpin to poke a hole through the 4 layers, about 1/4 inch from the treetop. Thread a length of monofilament through the hole, then slide a button tree topper onto each end of the line. Knot the ends of the line to create a loop for hanging.