These simple printable templates fold up and make adorable three dimensional tabletop Christmas tree ornaments Pop in an electric candle and you’re mantle or table will be set for the season!
Supplies to make a paper Christmas tree ornament…
The basic supplies here are pretty simple. You’ll need some card stock. I used pretty glittery card stock. This card stock went through my printer with no issues at all.
You’ll need scissors, a bit of tape, and a hole punch. And, if you want that pretty Christmas-y glow grab a few electric tealights to pop inside your ornaments once they’re finished. The bottom of the template is sized just right to hold one of these!
Don’t be limited by what you see here. Print on plain white card stock and set your kiddos free decorate their own paper ornaments. I’ve got some suggestions I’ll share with you at the bottom of the post!
Want to grab this template…
There are actually three different paper Christmas tree ornament templates available. Two larger versions each fit two ornaments per page and a smaller version that will fit three ornaments on a standard 8.5 x 11 piece of paper.
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In my Resource Library you’ll find this template (Check the holiday printables section!) along with hundred of other free printables. Click any thumbnail, the PDF will pop up, and you can print away!
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Making your paper ornaments….
If you’re printing on fancy card stock you’ll want to print on the back, or the plain side. For me, that meant putting my paper into the printer pretty side up. You may want to do a test run with your printer. If the template lines are printed on the plain side that means they won’t show up even if your kiddo doesn’t cut “just right.” The black outlines and holes won’t be visible.
Cut each tree shape out. Now grab a hole punch and punch some random holes in each tree. These will allow the light from the tea light candles to shine through! Hole punches come in all different sizes from tiny to standard. This set has both!It can fun to mix it up!
If you’re not printing on decorative card stock now is the time to allow your kiddos to decorate their trees. There’s no wrong way to decorate these. I can imagine setting up stations with different materials as an invitation to create. Even the hole punches are optional! Some fun suggestions might be…
-bingo dauber markers
Fold each tree template up by bending it upright at a 90 degree angle at the base of the trunk. The tip top of each tree should fold up to meet in the middle. Attach with a tiny loop of tape or a dab from a glue stick.
As a disclaimer, these ornaments are paper. Please, oh please, do not put a real candle inside. Grab an inexpensive electric candle and use that instead. The light shines through the hole punches and looks so festive and cozy!
More Christmas tree crafts…
Reinforce basic weaving skills with this watercolor Christmas tree weaving.
Print this pack of printable Christmas sketchbook prompts!