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DIY Christmas Tree with Empty Cartons

In Seattle, Washington stands the tallest living Christmas Tree till date- said to be almost 221ft. Well this Christmas, the twins and me decided to continue our tradition of making our DIY Christmas Tree, but with recycled paper and cartons. And no-where as tall as this Fir tree from Washington. 

continue our tradition of making our DIY Christmas Tree

Interestingly we also discovered that Germany is credited with introducing the Christmas Tree tradition to the rest of the world, in its current Avatar. Before that people celebrated the day more as a belief that the sun god started to heal after the longest night (winter solstice on 21) and life and greenery retuned thereafter.

And it wasn't until Queen Victoria got sketched posing with her family next to a Christmas Tree, in 1846, that it got widely accepted by people the world over, including Britain and America. Now, travelling during Christmas to cities like London, Vienna, Rovaniemi and more will leave you breathless with the sheer beauty. 

Coming back to our DIY Christmas Tree with recycled paper and cartons.

What we need:

Empty square or rectangle shaped cartons - 

One rectangular long carton to make the trunk of the tree. You can use a curtain rod too.

Sticky Gum or Glue Guns

Hand-made Christmas ornaments like stars, hearts, trees and more (We made these with cardboards and coloured them with glitter-paint)

Glitter and star-stickers

Toys and Figurines kids want to place on the tree

A light Strip

continue our tradition of making our DIY Christmas Tree  continue our tradition of making our DIY Christmas Tree

continue our tradition of making our DIY Christmas Tree  continue our tradition of making our DIY Christmas Tree

Step-by-step

1)Wrap the entire vertical card box with newspaper or used wrapping paper, to make the tree trunk.

2) Use the empty boxes to make different sections or rooms of the tree. Colour the background with some bright colours. Stick-on some shinny star-stickers on it.

3)Now place the boxes (back surface coloured) in descending order. We stuck three for the bottom-most row. Two on top of it, in the middle and then one on the top.

4)Make some Christmas decorations with cardboards. Draw the desired shape, hearts, gingerbread-man, lights. After colouring with glitter-paint hang them from the roof of the cartons or stick them on the back surface. 

continue our tradition of making our DIY Christmas Tree  continue our tradition of making our DIY Christmas Tree

5)We used our McDonalds toys, shopkins and lego engine and figures in this. 

6)We sourced out our Diwali Light strip and added the light to our tree.

7)Currently it is the Twins favourite toy to play with too. Their is a train room, with the engine ready to chug. A princess room with her musical bed and costume changes. There is even Dora with some Japanese Shopkins in one room. And then there is the surfers corner too. It has kept the kids busy, happy and super excited.

continue our tradition of making our DIY Christmas Tree  continue our tradition of making our DIY Christmas Tree

Isn't that what a Christmas Tree is supposed to do? Well ours did and does just that. All we need our some super Christmas Gifts to place under this and some delicious Christmas Cake. 

Comments (10)

Judy Posted on Dec 20, 2017

Innovative idea for making christmas tree with boxes to keep little ones busy.

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Snigdha Prusti Posted on Dec 19, 2017

This is such funfull DIY... it will be interesting when made with kids.. Will try to make one with my son..

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Preety Tiwari Posted on Dec 19, 2017

Loved this DIY idea, it will be super fun to made this with kids.

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Rakhi Parsai Posted on Dec 19, 2017

These are some really cool ideas to execute with the kids and make Christmas all the more meaningful and fun

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Bushra Khan Posted on Dec 19, 2017

Wow! This is awesome! Love the idea! will definitely try

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Jhilmil Posted on Dec 19, 2017

Great concept, I too use all the cardboard cartoons for some craft but this Christmas tree was lovely!

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Papri Ganguly Posted on Dec 19, 2017

Such a easy and fun to do DIY ideas. Will try with my kid.

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Snehalata Posted on Dec 18, 2017

This is such a useful diy I\'m so liking it, will try with my kiddo

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Sangeeta Posted on Dec 18, 2017

Simple yet very pretty at the same time. And a nice craft to do with kids.

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Nikita Verma Posted on Dec 18, 2017

Love the fact how u used the waste paper and boxes and recycled them beautifully as part of Christmas decoration will definitely do the same this year :)

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Charu Chhitwal, Founder KetchupMoms has daring tastebuds, a love for travel and an owl for her soul. It’s little wonder then that she loves to write and share her tips and tricks on traveling, food,

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