Leftover wrapping paper Christmas trees

Red and green paper Christmas tree shapes | Leftover wrapping paper Christmas trees | Tesco Living

Transform your Christmas table with these mini festive trees that can be made at the last minute.

Crafts blogger Michelle from The Purple Pumpkin Blog came up with a clever twist on our doily Christmas tree table centrepiece. Try her colourful Christmas trees made from leftover wrapping paper with her step-by-step instructions.

You will need

  • Wrapping paper (I've used red and green)
  • Compass
  • Pencil
  • Ruler
  • Scissors (decorative scissors optional)
  • Straws
  • Double-sided or regular sticky tape
  • Salt
  • Shot glasses and/or jam jars
Craft supplies laid out on a table | Wrapping paper Christmas tree cones | Tesco Living

Step 1

On the reverse of a piece of wrapping paper, draw out nine circles. Set the compass at 10cm, 9cm, 8cm, 7cm, 6cm, 5cm, 4cm, 3cm, and 2cm.

Circles marked out on paper | Wrapping paper Christmas tree cones | Tesco Living

Step 2

Carefully cut each one out with scissors. You can use decorative scissors if you would prefer a patterned finish.

Circles cut out from wrapping paper | Wrapping paper Christmas tree cones | Tesco Living

Step 3

Fold all of the paper circles in half, and cut to form semi-circles. Place a strip of double-sided tape (or regular sticky tape) from the bottom edge to the bottom centre of the semi-circle.

Semi circles of wrapping paper | Wrapping paper Christmas tree cones | Tesco Living

Step 4

Bend each semi-circle around to form a cone and stick in place.

Red and green wrapping paper cones | Wrapping paper Christmas tree cones | Tesco Living

Step 5

Pour salt into your shot glasses and jam jars then add some straws. Stack up the cones, starting with the larger sizes at the bottom working up to the smallest at the top.

To make a tree with tiers (and gaps between the layers like the centre tree), snip the tip from the top of the paper cone and thread the straw through. You can keep them in place with a little white tack.

Red and green paper Christmas tree shapes | Leftover wrapping paper Christmas trees | Tesco Living

Tip: Try dipping the cones in glue and then glitter and leave the dry. Your tree will then have sparkly rims that resemble tinsel.

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