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Make a Simple 3D Christmas Card

25 views  •  13 Aug 2023

Instructions for Making Rolled-Paper Christmas Tree Cards

Create Stylish Christmas Tree Cards with Rolled Paper

Craft a charming and straightforward design of a Christmas tree using a creative technique. By crafting paper tubes of varying lengths and arranging them thoughtfully, you can fashion a remarkable Christmas tree card effortlessly. Have fun making this simple 3D Christmas card for kids.


Things We Need To Make A Simple 3D Christmas Card

  • 1 kraft (brown) card blank measuring 125 x 180mm (5 x 7in)
  • 1 piece of patterned paper or wrapping paper, measuring 150 x 150mm (6 x 6in)
  • Pencil
  • Scissors or craft knife
  • Cutting mat
  • Ruler
  • PVA glue and paintbrush
Make a Simple 3D Christmas Card

Start Making Rolls For Our Simple 3D Christmas Card

Step One

Begin by wrapping the 150 x 150mm (6 x 6in) square of patterned paper around the pencil.
Make a Simple 3D Christmas Card

Continue Rolling Paper Tubes

Step Two

Roll the paper strip tightly around the pencil, creating a roll that reaches halfway up the paper square. Apply a thin line of PVA glue along the edge of the roll using a paintbrush.
Make a Simple 3D Christmas Card

Carefully Glue The Paper Christmas Tubes

Step Three

Roll the paper over the glued area and hold it in place until the glue sets.
Make a Simple 3D Christmas Card

Trim Your Christmas Paper Tubes For Your Simple 3D Christmas Card

Step Four

Gently slide the pencil out from the paper tube, and then use a craft knife to trim away any excess paper.
Make a Simple 3D Christmas Card

Continue To Make A Number Of Paper Tubes

Step Five

Repeat steps 1 to 4 to craft a total of twelve paper tubes. Refer to the photograph below to determine the desired lengths for each tube.
Make a Simple 3D Christmas Card

Glue The Tubes To Your Simple 3D Christmas Card

Step Six

Arrange the cut tubes in ascending order of size on the front of your card blank. Once you are satisfied with the arrangement, apply a line of glue to the back of each tube where the ends meet.
Make a Simple 3D Christmas Card

Finish Making Our Simple 3D Christmas Card

Step Seven

To finish, securely attach each tube to the card blank as demonstrated in the image above.

When working with your paper, take note of its grain. It's advisable to work along the grain as it will make the paper easier to curl.

Crafting these rolled-paper Christmas tree cards is an enjoyable and artistic way to celebrate the holiday season.
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