This quilled Christmas tree is such a fantastically fun kids paper craft for the holidays. They’ll have such fun making this simple Christmas craft!
Quilled Christmas Tree
Here at Ruffles and Rain Boots, we have the best time making Christmas crafts with the kiddo. It’s so fun to work together to make something we can both be proud of. Like with this beautiful quilled Christmas tree.
It’s just so easy and fun, but the kiddo and I had a blast making it. We’ve talked about making several for Christmas card decorations, gift tags and Christmas ornaments. If you’re ready to make some fun Christmas paper crafts with the kid, let’s get started.
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Tips to Make THis Quilled Christmas Craft
- I used to cut all of my paper strips by hand, but then I found this awesome set of precut quilling paper and I haven’t looked back–so much quicker to get to the actual craft! Because, if you think that the kiddo can make a bajillionty strips of paper all the same width and not become frustrated before she even really starts–you’re nuts. I got stuck with that job. And now, I don’t. LOL!
- If you don’t have quilling strips, use origami paper and cut it into thin strips. Scrapbook paper will work, but it’s just a bit thicker and not as easy to curl without bending. So, look for origami paper like this.
- For a quilling tool, a bamboo skewer works very well–no need to buy anything fancy. If your’e really in a bind, you can use a toothpick, even. Just get twirling!
- Try making a few of the circles to get the hang of it before you make your finals. Even though the kiddo and I have quilled quite a few fun projects over the years, we still do practice coils on the regular before we pick our finals so we don’t
- Use some kind of a clear glue for the assembly so that the glue won’t show. You can certainly use school glue, just hold it in place for a little bit so it sets.
How Do I Make this Quilled Christmas Tree?
I’m so glad you asked. Below is our written tutorial.
- Craft paper – green
- Quilling strips
- White bead
- Pencil or pen – for tracing the template
- Craft glue or glue stick
- Coil a 6 inch long green quilling strip. Allow the coil to loosen a little.
- Repeat with 14 more green strips for a total of 15 green coils.
- With 3.5 inch red quilling strips, coil 5 teardrop shapes.
- Coil 4-6 inch long brown quilling strips.
- With 2 pink, 2 orange, 2 blue and 2 yellow 3.5 inch quilling strips, make slightly loose coils (or tight coils if desired).
- On the green colored craft paper, glue 5 of the loose green coils in a straight line.
- Above the row of 5 coils, glue 4 green coils.
- Above the 4 coils, glue 3 green coils.
- Above the 3 coils, glue 2 green coils.
- Above the 2 coils, glue 1 green coil.
- Glue the red teardrop shapes in a star shape above the top green coil.
- Trim along the outside edge of the Christmas tree.
- Decorate the Christmas tree with the colored coils by gluing them to the outside of the tree shape.
- Glue 2 brown coils in two rows to form the tree trunk.
- Glue a white bead in the center of the star.
- Allow the glue to dry completely.
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- Santa Hat Craft Stick Ornament – This is one of my favorite ornaments that the kiddo and I made together years ago–and she still loves putting it on the tree!
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