Easy and Affordable Ways to Make Your Own Christmas Tree
Christmas is undoubtedly one of the most exciting times of the year. For South Africans, it means fun summer days, special time spent with family and friends, and a lot of food! However, the festive season also has the potential to become a stressful time for families. All the delicious meals, holiday traveling, Christmas outfits, gifts and Christmas décor can quickly become expensive.
Who says that Christmas needs to be expensive in order to be great? We’ve put together some money-saving tips on how to make your own Christmas trees. Not only are these crafts beautiful and festive, but they’re easy and affordable, too! What’s more, these recycled items are great fun to make for the whole family and will provide you with a wonderful way to spend time with your loved
The Tape Tree
A very affordable and effective way of setting up a Christmas tree is to create the shape of a Christmas tree on the wall with washi tape, coloured insulation tape, or coloured-in masking tape. Strings of decorations, Christmas cards, and a Christmas star can be stuck on to the tree using prestik – you just need to be careful when peeling the washi tape off of the wall after the Christmas period as this will help to preserve the paint.
The Cardboard Tree
This trendy Christmas tree can be created with a pair of box cutters and a sheet of cardboard. Start by cutting two identical Christmas tree shapes out of your cardboard using a box cutter. Draw a line down the middle of both cut outs. On one tree, this line should start at the top of the tree and end in the middle.
On the second tree, the line should do the opposite – it should start at the bottom of the tree and end in the middle. Cut a thin strip along the line on each tree. Slide the two cardboard pieces together along the strips you have cut out until the bottom edges are even.
And there you have it! An affordable and easy three-dimensional Christmas tree. The great thing about this tree is that it can be made in any size. You can also decorate it with anything from spray paint, glitter, and crayons, to tinsel and Christmas cards.
The Family Tree
This type of Christmas tree can be made on any piece of paper, cardboard or canvas. Not only is it colourful and festive, but it’s a fun and memorable craft to do as a family.
Simply paint the bottom of the tree at the bottom of the chosen surface before painting your family members’ hands in the colour you’d like the tree to be. Then, take turns pressing your hands down on the surface in a way that creates the shape of a Christmas tree. Get your kids to decorate the tree with more paint, crayons, kokis and glitter.
The Toilet Roll Tree
An easy DIY Christmas tree can be made with a number of painted cardboard toilet paper rolls. You can combine four brown painted rolls together to form the base of the Christmas tree. The rest of the tree can be created using green painted rolls.
You can decorate the tree with decorations that are found around your home. You can even put small sweets in the rolls and create your own advent calendar in the form of a Christmas tree. This tree can be as big or small as you want it to be, depending on the number of toilet rolls that you have available.
The Paper Tree
This DIY Christmas tree is perfect if you’re looking for something to suit your family’s unique personalities. Because it can be created using anything from paper and cardboard to material and veldt, it is easily customisable. Your children will love the freedom of being able to design their own decorations in which ever shapes and colours they please. The creation of this tree could even be the start of a wonderful tradition which showcases your kids’ creativity each year. Get ready for lots of photos beside your colourful personalised tree!
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