DIY Crepe Paper Tree

DIY Christmas CraftsI know, I know, it is not even Thanksgiving yet, but I have moved right onto Christmas decor.  Blame Dollar Tree.  I innocently stopped by there to kill some time before the pharmacy opened, and I had no choice but to buy supplies to make this crepe paper tree.  Super easy project that cost a total of $3 plus a few supplies I had on hand.  This sweet little tree can be made in any color to coordinate with your own holiday decor.


  • Glue gun
  • Cemetery vase from Dollar Tree, or Styrofoam cone shape
  • Crepe paper
  • Tree topper ornament from Dollar Tree
  • Foam base from Dollar Tree floral section (optional)

Homemade Christmas Crafts

Homemade Christmas Crafts


  • You can glue and pleat as you go along, or pleat strips of the crepe paper, then glue them to the cone shape.  I switched randomly between both methods.  They both took about the same amount of time.  This was a 30 minute project.

Homemade Christmas Crafts

Crafts for Christmas Tree

  • Once you have covered your entire cone, embellish as you like.  I covered the foam base in burlap with hot glue, then glued it to the crepe covered vase for a tree trunk.  Hot glue an ornament to the top for a star, spritz tree with glitter mist, or paint little polka dot ornaments.  I left it simple, and absolutely love it.

Homemade Christmas Crafts

It is the beginning of this year’s silver and white Christmas theme at our house.  What are your colors this holiday season?


  1. great job on this tree! Love the texture the crepe paper gives!

  2. I love it! (And I am the same way with the Dollar Store…) I did silver & white last year, and black & gold the year before that… and copper & teal… blue & silver… Hubby has been extremely flexible with my holiday creations, but this year I owe it to him to go with traditional red & green. Sigh.

  3. I like it – especially with the star on top. I actually made a tree last night using book pages but hadn’t decided what to put on top yet…yours is a great idea! Thanks.

  4. So cute! I love the Dollar Tree for quick, easy, cheap crafts! Love your blog:)

  5. How adorable is this?! You did a really wonderful job creating it. And I am so glad to know how to make one! I love mini trees. :) Thanks for sharing this @ Show & Share. I am so happy to have you!

  6. That’s really clever. I like using the cemetery vase . Your results are so pretty, and you didn’t have to spend big bucks. Love that.

    My holiday colors this year are purple, blue and silver. Wish I had decided last January, so I’d have everything at half the prices I’m paying. Thanks goodness for Dollar Tree!

  7. What a cute Christmas tree – I love the ruffles the crepe paper makes.

  8. Fun idea! thanks for linking up!


  9. This turned out really cute! :)
    I just wanted to let you know that you’ve been featured at this week’s {nifty thrifty sunday}! Thank you so much for linking up!

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