I’m all about DIYing my Christmas decorations this year, and when the idea to make my own Christmas trees with washi tape popped into my noggin, I hopped on making my vision a festive reality.
This one is pretty simple and can be as quick or as tedious as you want it to be. It all depends on the size of your trees and how many types of washi tape you want to use! Make the mini Christmas tree forest of your dreams, or keep it simple like me and make a little centerpiece for your coffee table with just three trees. It’s up to you!
Now, invite over some craft-loving friends, light your favorite holiday-scented candle, and let’s start making these super cute, eclectic washi tape Christmas trees!
What You'll Need
How to Make Them
- Starting at the bottom of a paper mache cone base, start wrapping a roll of washi tape around it. Only roll about an inch at a time and press before continuing around the base to make sure it’s really sticking. Washi tape is best for paper and is meant to be removable, so it needs a little extra pressure for this DIY.
- Repeat with a variety of tapes until you reach the top.
- When your cone is fully wrapped, start pushing the pearlized pins all the way into the cone until you’ve covered as much or as little of the cone as you’d like.
- It can be difficult to keep things level and perfectly straight, but just do your best! I found that my uneven lines added character.
- Because the cones are angled, wider pieces of tape won’t lay down perfectly. You can snip into the tops of the pieces of tape to make them fit better, or you can create creases like I did. The creases give more of a decoupage look!
- When you’re placing pins at the top, angle them downward, so they slide down the inside of the cone rather than straight across. As you move further down the base, you can continue to insert the pins that way or pin straight across.
- If you have children in your house, I highly recommend covering the bottom of the base with felt at the end because of the points of the pins on the inside of the cone.
- Do not try this with styrofoam cones. They’re easier to find in craft stores and are cheaper, but the washi tape won’t stick to the styrofoam – even if you Mod Podge the cones first. Tried it and failed.
I dub this the quickest and easiest Christmas decor DIY I’ve done yet, and I hope you’ll agree. I’d love to see what you put together, so be sure to share in the comments or with me on Instagram by tagging @taylordunworth or using #diywithtaylordunworth in your post!