Three 3D Christmas trees hanging from a tree

How to make 3D Christmas trees

Make these cute freestanding Christmas trees as table centrepieces, or tie with coloured thread at the top to make festive decorations.

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You Will Need

  • Scissors
  • Green card (3 pieces)
  • Dried cranberries
  • Glue
  • Food colouring of your choice, optional
  • Desiccated coconut (1-2 tbsp)

Total time:

plus drying

Step 1

Using the template and a pair of scissors, cut out the tree shape three times from green card. Score a line down the centre of each tree shape, being careful not to go through the card. Decorate the unscored side with dried cranberries, gluing them on so they look like baubles.

Step 2

Add a few drops of food colouring to the desiccated coconut, if you like, and mix to coat (or keep it white). Pipe lines of glue across the tree shape, then gently press on the coconut to create tinsel. Leave to dry.

Step 3

Carefully bend each shape along the scored lines, then glue these sides to one another to make a 3D tree. Leave to dry completely, using pegs to hold the pieces in place.