How to make a cardboard Christmas Tree!

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Make your own cardboard Christmas tree in 8 easy steps!

cardboard Christmas tree by Davpack

We’ve been feeling festive here in the Davpack offices, and we thought we’d share the spirit! If you’ve read some of our previous blog posts, you’ll understand the importance of choosing the right packaging and in particular, cardboard boxes. This post’s a little different – all you need to make the perfect 3D cardboard Christmas tree is an old/spare cardboard box!

Follow these simple steps to make your own 3D cardboard Christmas tree!

What you’ll need:

  1. 1 (flattened) cardboard box
  2. Scissors
  3. Pen
  4. Tape
  5. Your choice of decorations (markers, glitter, tinsel etc)
  6. Christmas music (optional)

How to make your festive tree:

How to make a cardboard christmas tree step 1

1. Draw a Christmas tree on one side of your box & carefully cut around it   How to make a cardboard christmas tree step 22. On another side of the box, use your tree as a stencil to draw around and cut out a second tree

How to make a cardboard christmas tree step 1

3. Roughly mark the centre of both trees
How to make a cardboard christmas tree step 4

4. On your first tree make a vertical cut from the bottom of the trunk up to the centre point

How to make a cardboard christmas tree step 5

5. Make a cut from the top of your second tree down to the centre point

6. Carefully slot together, trying not to bend the cardboard. If your tree is a little wobbly,

cut a small amount of tape and place over the top of the tree and press down to secure.

How to make a cardboard christmas tree step 6

7. Out of the spare cardboard cut-out a square base and tape to the bottom of your tree
How to make a cardboard christmas tree step 7

8. Now the fun part… Get creative and decorate your tree!

If you’ve made your own cardboard Christmas tree, we’d love to see! Make sure to send us a photo on our Facebook or Twitter and we’ll share it.

Finally, a massive thanks to all our blog readers for a great a year, we’ll see you in the New Year for more packaging related posts!

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Remy Courtois

Remy has been a contributing author since late 2011, when he arrived at Davpack from a major packaging competitor. Originally a product buyer with many years of specialist knowledge in the fields of custom cardboard boxes and corrugated products, Remy now combines his purchasing and literary skills to maximum effect in our marketing team as a content writer. Born to French and British parents in Nottingham, Remy had a bilingual upbringing and has lived for the past twelve years just South of Paris. He presently commutes twice a month to France but is in the process of re-locating to his birthplace. Davpack

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