Christmas Tree Hat from Cardboard


We love a nice recycled craft any time of year… but this Christmas Tree Hat made from cardboard is simply fabulous. So easy to make and looks adorable. The perfect Christmas Craft for Toddlers and older kids too.

A great guest post from Start Creative Studio again! Hop over and take a look at this fantastic website. Check out previous Start Creative Studio contributions here on Red Ted Art too!

How to make a Christmas Crown with cardboard
Cardboard Christmas Tree Crowns. How fun! First shared in Nov 2019

Hats are some of our favorite crafts to make so we couldn’t let our favorite season go by without creating one! This Christmas tree crown was simple to make and there are so many fun options for decorating each tree on the crown.

Here is a quick video overview of how to make this fabulous Tree Hat!

Christmas Tree Hat DIY – Materials

As with all recycled crafts.. have a good hunt around and see what you can find. Don’t go out of your way to buy new materials… see if you can substitute any of the below if they are missing:

  • Cardboard
  • Textured Cardboard (for the Christmas Tree Trunk)
  • Paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Stapler
  • Paper Punch
  • Bits of colored paper or cardstock (great if you use off cuts)

How to make a Christmas Crown from Cardboard

Create it!

Christmas Tree made from cardboard
Painting your cardboard green for the trees

Step 1: Paint cardboard green and allow to dry.

Step 2: Once dried, cut green cardboard into triangles.

Assembly of cardboard Christmas Tree crown
Assembling your Cardboard Christmas Trees

Step 3: Glue triangles together to create Christmas tree shape.

Step 4: Cut rectangles from textured cardboard and glue to the bottoms of each tree for the trunk.

How to make a cardboard crown
The basic Cardboard Hat

Step 5: Cut a length of cardboard from a box large enough for the base of the crown. Gently bend it to help form a circular shape.

Step 6: Staple the cardboard together at the ends after measuring the size of the wearer’s head to create the crown base.

How to make a Christmas Crown with cardboard
Bringing your Christmas Tree Crown/ Hat together

Step 7: Glue the trees to the crown, taking care that the tree trunks do not hang too low.

Step 8: After using paper punch on bits of colored paper or cardstock, glue the tiny dots to each tree.

How to make a Christmas Crown with cardboard

Wrapping the trees in yarn or adding stickers for decorations would be so fun too!

How to make a Christmas Crown with cardboard

I hope you liked this guest post by Start Creative Studios, here are more fabulous ideas you may like to explore:

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