DIY Cardboard Christmas Tree Crafts for you

Updated 4/12/2021

Itching for some creative ways to show your Christmas spirit? Fill the holidays with festive cheer with these easy DIY cardboard Christmas tree crafts that you can make alone, or better yet, with family and friends!

12 Creative DIY Cardboard Christmas Tree

1. Modern Cardboard Christmas Tree

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A beautiful and simple way to store memories, this modern cardboard Christmas tree can serve as a guest book for the holidays. Guests can be as creative as they want with the pens and note cards you provide, with only the space on the tree and their own creativity as the limit. Big thanks to artist and designer Courtney Wotherspoon for sharing this wonderful craft and tradition!

2. Lighted Cardboard Christmas Tree


un and so utterly simple that you won’t have trouble with kids running around and breaking it or getting themselves hurt tripping over it, this easy cardboard craft is the perfect low cost decor for a worry-free holiday!

3. Cardboard Christmas Tree


For a cardboard Christmas tree, this design is stunning! I love how dimensional it is! Plus, it only took cardboard, paper and pencil/ pen, straight edge, box cutter or x-acto knife, scissors, flour and water to make wheatpaste (or glue), brush for spreading glue, and binder clips. @Instructables breaks down this design step by step and with picture instructions.

4. Easy DIY Cardboard Christmas Tree


Looking for a fun Christmas craft to do with the kids? These is and easy and simple design suited for all ages. Plus, you probably have all the supplies on hand! Add paper ornaments and maybe even paint them if you’d like. Check out more details @ julep

5. Christmas Tree Craft with Cardboard and Buttons

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This simple tabletop design is great for adding a touch of festiveness to plain kitchen counters and dining tables. It’s a fun and safe project you can try with your kids, and the results, while simple, are also quite elegant. Learn how to do it @ Artful Parent

6. Dazzling Cardboard Christmas Tree Lamp

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Buying a real tree for Christmas can be rather messy and a tad wasteful, so if you don’t really have to have a real Christmas tree and just want something beautiful to gather around in and open presents, check out this beautiful minimalist reusable Christmas tree lamp!

7. Cardboard Living Room Christmas Tree christmas tree made of upcycled amazon packaging 600x906 1

This cardboard Christmas tree is perfect if you need a last-minute tree in the living room. So long as you have some left over boxes it should be able to blend in well with regular Christmas tree decor. This design is from @recyclart. There are no instructions per say with this design but, with a little imagination I’m sure you can make it work!

8. Colorful Cardboard Christmas Tree with DIY Décor

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Brighten up your holidays with these DIY cardboard decor crafts that you can make with your family! Why buy expensive decorations when you could make ones fueled by you and your family’s imagination?

9. Star Christmas Tree

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Made from the boxes of the gifts you’ve given or received, this star-stacked Christmas tree from Craftalicious Me is a perfect way to fill your house with memories of the thoughtful gifts given and received by the people in your life.

10. 3D DIY Cardboard Christmas Tree

She Made This Christmas Tree From Cardboard | DIY Christmas Decorations

Such a stunning design made out of cardboard! It does look like it’ll take a little time to complete but, the results look worth the commitment. Here is the template that is used to complete this design. I love how this tree is well made and sturdy enough to support having actual Christmas ornaments, garland and a tree topper. It’s definitely a conversation piece!

11. Cardboard Christmas Tree and Cardboard Reindeer

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This beautiful and whimsical design makes you forget that it’s a DIY cardboard Christmas tree. The simple and yet elegant addition of the white paint designs really sets this design apart! @You Can Do It Craft they show you step by step how to duplicate this design. And they even provide the pattern for the reindeer.

12. Cardboard Christmas Tree with Cardboard Ornaments and Cardboard Gift Boxes

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This design takes DIY cardboard Christmas tree to a whole nother level! The star tree topper, ornaments, and gift boxes are all made out of cardboard! Although, this is a small design it could be scaled to make at multiple sizes; your imagination is the only limitation!

Make a DIY Cardboard Christmas Tree Today!

These 12 DIY cardboard Christmas tree crafts are just some of the wonderful things you can do with cardboard. Try them out and feel free to experiment with some of the steps. With a little creativity, you really can make all kinds of fun and festive decor for you and your family to enjoy. You might also want to try creating an elf costume for the whole family. Or maybe your onto that long Christmas gift list and should consider some DIY heartfelt Christmas gifts. As Always, happy crafting and please comment below your cardboard Christmas tree designs and ideas.