Paper Chain Pop Up Christmas Tree Card DIY

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Tra la la la laaaaa! How I love CHRISTMAS!!!!! Woohoo. We are sooo ready for Christmas in our house and have a great set of Pop Up Card Project for kids to make with you this year – we also have a very special “Super Simple” series, if you need to make cards quickly and in bulk. But today.. it is all about these easy Paper Chain Pop Up Christmas Tree Card!! Woohoo!

3d Christmas Tree Cards made from paper chains, easy Christmas tree pop up cards

3d Pop Up Christmas Tree Cards – Materials:

  • Card stock (we used red A6 cards)
  • Some green paper for the Christmas Trees
  • Paper scraps for presents and for Christmas Tree Ornaments/ Lights
  • Pens
  • Glue stick
  • Scissors
  • Pencil and scrap paper if you wish to make a template first!

For ease, I have a created a Printable Pack on Teachers Pay Teachers. In it you get a lesson plan overview, printable worksheet and a choice of 3 different templates – full paper chain to colour and cut out, an outline of paper chain to fold and cut and a template to use with your own chain – depending on skills and time in class!

How to make an Easy Christmas Tree Pop Up Card

What our super simple video tutorial. These Christmas Tree Pop ups are so easy to learn how to make, that you will be creating many of your own afterwards!! Check below for Step by Step written instructions!

How to make a paper chain pop up card – step by steps

Making your pop up trees

Concertina your green paper in aproximately 3.5cm folds. They need to super neat with each edge aligning perfectly. You need a total of 6 folds!
(White papers how in image as it has a better contrast).

Draw a half a Christmas tree– make sure the “edges” of the Christmas Tree are on the side that “flaps open” and also that it goes right to the edge – you will need a straight edge there so the trees do not fall apart, a bit like a Paper Doll Chain. The centre of the Christmas Tree should be on the closed side.

Cut out the trees. When you open it up you should have 3 Christmas Trees connected together.

Decorating your Christmas Trees

Time to decorate! We kep the decorations simple and fun – some cute kawaii eyes (how can you NOT add these… similar to our Christmas Tree Corner Bookmarks!) and some hole punch paper baubles.

We also drew some simple gifts or presents in black and cut them out roughly!

Assembling your pop up Christmas Tree card

Fold your concertina paper up. Add glue to one side and position on the card. Gently glue down.

Fold the paper again and apply glue to the second outside side. Fold the A6 Card on top for perfect placement.

Finally – glue your Christmas Gifts in place.

Your Pop Up Paper Chain Christmas Tree Cards are finished!

3d Christmas Tree Cards made from paper chains, easy Christmas tree pop up cards

Hooray!!! Be sure to come back and check out the REST of our fabulous Pop Up Cards for Christmas. We have a great new series for you coming! In the meantime, you may also like this fabulous DIY Christmas Pop Up:

DIY Christmas Tree Pop Up Card made with concertina Paper!

Or check out our complete collection of fun Pop Up Card Projects for all seasons!

Collage of easy Pop Up Card Projects for kids to make. Lots of easy Card Making Ideas and designs.