Newspaper Christmas Tree Ornaments DIY

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With the excesses of Christmas.. it is sometimes nice to pause and rethink.. and take a look at some more environmentally friendly Christmas crafts. We love working with newspapers and are always looking to create new and fun Newspaper Crafts for Kids. Combining our love for Christmas Ornaments, we thought these Newspaper Christmas Tree Ornaments would be perfect. These Paper Straw Trees can be used as Newspaper Ornaments OR Newspaper Christmas Cards. Or like us, make them both.

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Newspaper Christmas Tree Ornaments – Materials

  • DIY Paper Straws made from newspapers* – which need –
    • newspapers
    • glue
    • paint
    • scissors
    • and a knitting needle
  • String for hanging or a card for “fixing” on

*we have a separate “How to make Paper Straws” post for you to check out – they are fun and easy to make!

How to make Newspaper Christmas Tree Ornaments

{Video Instructions coming soon!! Watch this space – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oAv8lqeLjow

How to make Newspaper Ornaments step by step instructions

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  1. Each tree will need approximately 45cms of Paper Straws (or 5-6 x 10cm straws – ish) + plus a little extra paper for the Christmas Tree stem and paper stars on top. Start with making your Paper Straws. Make sure you glue all of the paper straw (not just the END bit) as when you cut it down to size later, it will unravel if you don’t.
  2. You will also need to paint a strip of newspaper in the desired stem colour and yellow for the star.

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  1. Once everything has been made and has dried, make the stem – we used a roughly 14cm long strip of newspaper, folded it 3-4 times to stiffen it and glue shut to make the stem. If you are making a newspaper Christmas Tree card, glue this Christmas tree stem onto your card stock now.
  2. Cut out two triangles with 2cm sides for your star.

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  1. Now cut down your Newspaper Straws to fit your tree. I started with a 3cm piece and then 4, 5 etc. You can also make the steps bigger, 3, 5, 7cm etc. it is a matter of preference. I cut 7 pieces of newspaper straw in varying lengths. Make sure they fit your card if you wish to nake a card and not an ornament.
  2. Glue down your paper star.

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  1. Then glue down your seven paper straw strips at equal distance.
  2. Add a little glue to the back of the ornament and secure your hanging ribbon.

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Your Newspaper Christmas Trees are finished!!!!

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