Cardboard Christmas Tree tutorial…

Hello everyone, I hope this finds you well and that the hustle and bustle of this season is being kind to you.  While it seems like I have been absent for a long time, it has only been four days, yet I miss this little place when I am not here.  

Like many of you, I have been busy decorating every corner of my house and at the same time working on new crafts to share with you…

I sit here admiring my Christmas lights and decorations, trying hard to ignore the tower of boxes that is stacked ceiling high and still waiting to be put away.  So I purposely have sat with my eyesight fixated towards the ‘pretty’ and not the ‘ugly’….

I often post inspirational pictures on my FB page and this was one of them.  Isn’t it gorgeous?  I adore everything about it.

I enjoy looking at inspirational pictures because you can use certain ideas to ‘get the look’. In this instance, I wondered how easy it would be to recreate the trees and so I went to work…..

I made cones out of cereal boxes (not pictured) and cut several scale like shapes.  Starting at the bottom and gluing them side by side, I proceeded to glue the next layer, staggering the order as pictured.  I continued all the way to the top and then painted with a quick wash of white.

I wanted the brown to show through, but you could spray paint it for more coverage. 
Apply Decoupage and sprinkle glitter for a little sparkle. 

I think they turned out cute and
very similar to the inspiration ones….

It has been rainy and the picture makes them looks darker than they actually are, but I like this picture because it looks sparkly…:)

In the next couple of days, I hope to show you a few pictures of my tablescape and some more Christmas decorating ideas, that is if the weather cooperates…:(  I hope you will join me…

For now, I just want to say thank you for spending some of your time with me…have a great day! 

much love,
Lucy and at these wonderful parties, thank you for hosting


  1. says

    Lucy…I love the trees…Love all of your crafts….and I love your blog! I wish you lived next door so I could gleen from all of your ideas! May the Lord Bless you this Christmas season!!

  2. says

    Lucy- Those are reallly cute! REALLY cute..and easy enough for anyone to do…well except for the glittering part where I end up looking like a huge walking rhinestone!

    I hope you have a wonderful day and get the “ugly” taken care of soon. xo Diana

  3. says

    These are great! You are such a creative genius and I so enjoy getting your posts in my email inbox. I do not know how you have the time to get so much blogging done, and you continue to amaze me.
    Have a blessed Holiday season~

    • Viki says

      Good morning! I know a couple years have gone by but this is the first time I’ve seen these Christmas trees. I read your post saying that you’ve made them so I wanted to ask what to use for the “whitewash”. I’m familiar with Deco-Page but haven’t done a lot of crafts for many years, so I don’t know what to look for at the craft store. If you could help with that info, I’d really appreciate it. Thanks so much!

  4. says

    Your trees are just gorgeous! I’m making some right now too but I’m only on the first one still – not sure if they will be ready for Christmas or not (oh well). I’ve also linked this in my Christmas trees post today, happy holidays!

  5. says

    Thanks so much for this wonderful craft! Not only do I love how beautiful they are, like it was bought at Neiman Marcus, I also Love how you recycled cereal boxes. Very Nice! I shared this on my CafeMom group – Holiday and Party Crafts – with a link back here for the tutorial. Have a great day!

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