This simple Washi Tape Christmas Trees Garland is a super fun and simple kids craft perfect for the festive season. I really love using washi tape with children as it is simple to tear or cut. low-tac so they can remove and restick it and it comes in so many colours and patterns.
The washi tape Christmas Trees can be used to decorate cards but also look perfect strung together to make a washi tape Christmas trees garland or bunting.
Simple Washi Tape Christmas Trees Garland
- Cereal box
- Washi tape, we used red and green (UK Link/US Link)
- 1/8 inch paper punch (UK Link/US Link)
- Thread – we used a green shoelace
How to make Washi Tape Christmas Trees Garland
Trim the cereal box so you have a good-sized piece of cardboard without any folds. We used the whole of the front of the packet.
Using washi tape is a great exercise in fine motor skills and scissor skills. Let your child find the ends of the tape themselves. and stick pieces of washi tape onto the back of the cereal packet in vertical strips. If you have a younger child then they could just stick the tape on haphazardly like on our Washi Tape Easter Bunting. it will still look amazing when completed.
The fact is Mini wanted to make his trees have straight lines. Continue sticking on the tape until the cardboard is covered.
We then calculated how we could get the best amount of trees out of the cereal packet. In the end, we decided on 10cm high and 6cm wide.
Mini then drew this out on the rear of the card before cutting it out.
He used the paper cutter for the longer lines and then under supervision he used a circular cutter and a metal ruler.
Then he punches a hole in the top of the tree to thread it onto some cord.
He then threaded onto some string.
Well, actually it is a shoelace! I love using shoelaces for threading with kids as the aglet make it so much simpler for them to get the string through the small holes and you do not need to use a needle.
I love how they turned out. They are so simple and you could adjust them to suit your colour scheme at home.
We have joined in with Emma Owl and a group of bloggers to share a Christmas craft based on our favourite Christmas book. Do you have an idea of what book inspired this craft?
Well, this is inspired by The Fir Tree, specifically a beautifully illustrated edition of The Fir Tree by Hans Christian Anderson.
- US Amazon Link The Fir Tree
- UK Amazon Link The Fir Tree
It is illustrated by Sanna Annukka, who is a British artist of Finnish-British origin, who also does design work for Marimekko and has a real Mid Century style.
We have previously made some other Christmas Decorations inspired by it too.
See some other great Christmas crafts inspired by some fantastic Christmas Books
- Sparkly Puffy Paint Snowman // The Snowman // Emma Owl
- Extra Large Sticky Christmas Tree // The Biggest Christmas Tree Ever // Clare’s Little Tots
- Loop Loom Christmas Potholders // Madeline’s Christmas // Syncopated Mama
- Christmas Drum Craft // Drummer Boy // Teach Beside Me
- Washi Tape Christmas Garland // The Fir Tree // Mum in the Mad House
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Another wonderful reason to LOVE washi tape! Such a clever idea… I just need to get myself one of those punches!!
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That washi tape is gorgeous I defo need some of this in my life. I think my 4 year old would be able to manage this she loves to make decorations for the house 🙂
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These are adorable!
I’m so glad you posted this as it is simple to do but looks great and I have a tub of Washi tape in my cupboard that I had forgotten about! I can do this with it:-)
You came up with the perfect craft idea to go along with that book! I’ve never seen that book before, but I’ll have to definitely go check it out!
Fab craft and lots of other great ideas too.
I love the wash tape wall tree – going to try that one!
I love it, we will make some of that and glad I saw your tutorial or I’d have done it the hard way and cut them first and then covered in tape.So much easier to do a rectangle and then slice them up! Mich x
Oh I love that! Always want to buy washi tape but never know what to do with it 😀
Oh that’s so cute! My daughter has an obsession with washi tape so she’ll be delighted to find another use for her collection – she buys it with no intention at all, just because she loves it. Can’t wait to start Christmas crafting!
I love washi tape! So fun and easy to use, A tree banner is such a fun idea!
I’m also participating in the Emma Owl Christmas Book Blog Hop later on this week 🙂
You are so creative and always make me go, ‘I could do that’ (but not come up with it) Lovely xx
Awww, that is lovely Jen. I’m feeling all Christmassy now!
Oooh this looks my kind of fun – I’m going to have a go x x
Oh I love this Jen, though as a fellow washi addict I am tempted to make it and not let the kids have a go. Mean mummy!! 😉
Oh I absolutely love these, must get some Christmas washi tape and make some x
Very lovely craft! That washi tape is going on my wishlist!
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I cannot wait to start doing christmas themed crafts 🙂
Such a pretty banner – great idea for washi tape (which we love!).
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Hi Sue, that is fine by me
I remember reading a post of yours ages ago where you mentioned washi tape and thinking what is that. But I’ve since become a fan of it too, amazing stuff! This tree garland is such a great idea and seems so easy to make too. We’re behind with everything at the moment, including craft, so we must get a wriggle on. That puncher looks very impressive!
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