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Tabletop Tree | Christmas Card Crafts for Kids

Tabletop Tree

Total Time Needed: 2-3 Hours

This charming greeting arrives flat but easily transforms into a festive, 3-D holiday decoration, so it's a great gift as well. Our template makes creating the three-sided shape a cinch.


  • 8 1/2- by 11-inch sheets of card stock in green and red
  • Scissors
  • Craft knife
  • Hole punch
  • Glue stick
  • A6 (4 3/4- by 6 1/2) envelope


Tabletop Tree - Step 1

1. Print our template or draw your own from the diagram here. (To create your own template, first draw the center tree on a sheet of paper, leaving room for the side trees. Fold your paper along one edge of the tree and trace over the outline showing through to mark the edge of one side tree. Repeat for the other side tree. Cut out the template, including a tab at one edge.)

2. Use the template to trace and cut the triple tree from the green card stock and a 4 1/2-inch-tall, 3 3/4-inch-wide triangle from the red. Use a craft knife to cut a 1-inch slit along the outside edge of the trees, opposite the tab, as shown.

3. Fold the card in thirds, then use a hole punch to make holes through all 3 layers.

4. Open the card and glue on the triangle, then add your message. If you like, glue photos backed with colorful paper to the other 2 sides.