Christmas crafts

Cute christmas tree craft using cardboard (with free template)

DIY flat cardboard Christmas tree craft for kids

This ribbon Christmas tree craft is easy to make because all you need is our free template and some basic craft supplies you probably have at home.

These Christmas trees are made using cardboard. If you have made online deliveries for holiday shopping, you can upcycle those cardboard boxes by doing this craft.

After making these Christmas trees, you can use them to make a wall hanging and use as Christmas decor, or turn them into Christmas ornaments and hang them on the tree.

So shall we start making them?

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So, let’s start!

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Materials Required:

  • Cardboard
  • Ribbons
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Hole punch
  • Template #11 – Bow tie Christmas tree craft template (available in our free resource library – get the password by signing up using the form in step 1)

How to make a Christmas tree out of cardboard (step-by-step tutorial)

Step 1: Download and print the Bow Tie Christmas Tree template

cardboard christmas tree free template

Download and print the Christmas tree template. You can download them from the library by signing up using the form available in the next section.

Free printable template for Bow Tie Christmas Tree craft

Get the free template for this craft and password for the library to your email by filling out the form below.

Step 2: Making the cardboard Christmas tree

flat cardboard christmas tree

Cut the trees out from the template.

Take a cardboard piece. Apply glue onto the backside of the tree and stick it on the cardboard piece.

flat cardboard christmas tree craft for kids with free template

Cut around the shape of the Christmas tree.

Now, we are going to make some holes on the tree to insert the ribbon and make the bow.

Draw 10 dots on the tree using a pencil. There should be 5 rows of dots.

Draw 2 dots on each row, leaving equal space between them.

flat cardboard christmas tree craft for kids with free template

Now, using a hole punch, make 10 holes as shown in the picture above.

Step 3: Threading the ribbon to make the bow

flat cardboard christmas tree craft for kids with free template

Now, let’s thread the ribbon and make a bow. Here we use the same method of threading shoe laces in a criss-cross pattern.

Younger kids might need some help here. But don’t worry, with your assistance they can do it perfectly if you follow each picture carefully.

First, start by threading the two ends of the ribbon through the first two holes. Insert the ends from back to the front.

Now, thread the left ribbon end through the second hole on the right side.

flat cardboard christmas tree craft for kids with free template

After that, in the same way, thread the right end of the ribbon through the second hole on the left side, making a criss-cross pattern.

flat cardboard christmas tree craft for kids with free template

Now both ends are behind the tree. Take the left end, and thread it up through the third hole on the left side(top right pic in the collage).

Similarly, take the right end and thread it up through the third hole on the right side.

And then, insert the left end of the ribbon through the fourth hole on the right side.

flat cardboard christmas tree craft for kids with free template

Similarly, thread the right end of the ribbon through the fourth hole on the left side.

Now, both the ends are on the back side of the tree. Bring them both to the front by inserting through the last two sets of holes from back to front (see the pic above).

flat cardboard christmas tree craft for kids with free template

Make a bow, and it’s ready!

flat cardboard christmas tree craft for kids with free template

Make more bow tie Christmas trees and use them creatively to make homemade decor or Christmas ornaments.

Try making them and let us know how it went in the comments below!

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