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One of the most celebrated events every year is Christmas. During Christmas, we tend to reunite and bond with our friends and family members.  We start decorating or homes and even our own office space to feel the holiday spirit.  Christmas trees are one of the popular Christmas symbols that most people use to décor their homes to achieve the holiday feel.  Traditionally, these are pine trees that were cut based on the preferred height.  Christmas trees have evolved through time and different types of decorations were used to beautify the tree.

In this tutorial, we will be teaching you a quick but cute way of decorating your table.  The kids would also love working on this so it would be a good bonding activity between the two of you.  So let us begin preparing the needed materials for this cute activity!

Gather all materials needed for this tutorial:

  • unused Christmas wrappers
  • a piece of cardboard (any color would do)
  • a piece of yellow construction paper
  • a pair of scissors
  • hot glue

 

Step 1:   Cut the cardboard into two equal parts.  Keep the other half.

Step 2:  Fold the cardboard into a portrait orientation.  This will serve as the body of the Christmas tree.

Step 3:  Cut several rectangles from the unused wrapping papers.  It would be better if you would have two to three colors of these to give a better effect on the Christmas tree.  Make sure that the rectangles are ascending in size.  Make an approximate size for each and this should be proportioned to the size of the cardboard.

Step 4:  Make a zigzag fold in a lengthwise orientation on the rectangles pieces.  The width of the fold would be based on your own preference.

Step 5:  Meet the ends of the zigzag paper and fold it in the middle.  Hot glue the middle part of this to permanently seal the folded paper.  This should resemble the look of a small paper fan.  This will serve as the layers of the Christmas tree.

Step 6:  Hot glue one side of the fan-looking paper on the middle part of the cardboard where the fold is prominent.  Make sure that the smallest would be glued on the topmost portion of the cardboard.  Continue doing this until the last or the biggest paper is placed at the bottom part of the folded cardboard.

Step 7:   Glue the opposite part of the fan-looking paper on the other side of the cardboard.  Do the same thing for the other layers.

Step 8:  Cut a small star from the yellow construction paper and glue it on the topmost part of the Christmas tree.  Let the glue dry.

Step 9:  Finally done!  You can display your cute 3D pop-up tabletop Christmas tree!

This 3D tabletop Christmas tree is best displayed in your own office table since this is non-invasive.  This is the modern way of decorating and giving your table a Christmas feel.  Kids will also love this and they would definitely want their study table to have this.  Hope you like it!

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