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Create a Cute 3D Pop-Up Tabletop Christmas Tree Card

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One of the most celebrated holidays is Christmas, which is one reason why this tabletop Christmas Tree Card is such a great DIY decor idea.

The completed 3D pop-up tabletop Christmas tree card.

A Brief History Of Christmas Tree Decorating

During the Christmas holidays, people celebrate with friends and family members that they might not get to see on a regular basis.

In anticipation of the holiday season, people decorate their home and office space to reflect the joyfulness of the season.

Christmas trees are one of the popular Christmas symbols that are frequently used in holiday decor.

Traditionally, living pine trees that were cut down tp the preferred height and brought indoors to decorate.

Christmas trees have evolved through time.

With that evolution, different types of decorations have been used to beautify the Christmas tree.

This Tabletop Christmas Tree Card Is Cute And Easy To Make

In this tutorial, I will be teaching you a quick, but cute, way of decorating your table using a handmade tabletop Christmas tree that doubles as a card.

Kids will love making one of these tabletop Christmas tree cards to give to their friends or family, but be sure to let them make one for their own room as well.

Here is how to make this tabletop Christmas tree card, step-by-step.


Create a Cute 3D Pop-Up Tabletop Christmas Tree Card

The completed 3D pop-up tabletop Christmas tree card.
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The materials needed for the tabletop Christmas tree card.

  1. Before you begin, gather all materials you need to make this tabletop Christmas tree card.  The piece of cardboard being cut in half.
  2. Cut the cardboard into two equal parts.  Set one half aside.  The cardboard being folded to create a card.
  3. Fold the cardboard to create a card.  This serves as the body of the Christmas tree.  Christmas wrapping paper being cut into rectangles.
  4. Cut several rectangles from the unused wrapping paper.  Be sure to cut the rectangles from all three colors of wrapping paper for a better effect when the tree is finished.  Make sure that the rectangles are ascending in size and in proportion to the size of the card.  The Christmas wrapping paper being folded into a fan shape.
  5. Make a zigzag fold in a lengthwise orientation on the rectangles pieces.  The width of the fold would be based on your own preference. Continue folding the paper until each piece can no longer be folded.
  6. Once there is no more paper to fold, fold the folded up paper in half. Make sure the ends meet.  The folded wrapping paper being folded in half.
  7. Hot glue the middle part where the fold is to permanently seal the folded paper. This should resemble the look of a small paper fan.  This will serve as the layers of the Christmas tree.  The wrapping paper fans being glued onto the card.
  8. Hot glue one side of the fan-looking paper on the middle part of the cardboard where the fold is prominent.  Make sure that the smallest would be glued on the topmost portion of the cardboard. Continue doing this until the last or the biggest folded fan is placed at the bottom part of the folded cardboard.  The fan on the bottom of the card being glued in place.
  9. Glue the opposite part of the fan-looking paper on the other side of the cardboard.  Do the same thing for the other layers.  A yellow star being glued to the top of the tabletop Christmas tree card.
  10. Cut a small star from the yellow construction paper and glue it on the topmost part of the Christmas tree.  Let the glue dry.  The completed 3D pop-up tabletop Christmas tree card.
  11. Once the glue is dry, you can display your cute 3D pop-up tabletop Christmas tree card or give it to someone special so they can display it on their tabletop!
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This 3D tabletop Christmas tree is perfect to display in your home or office.

Best of all, it does not require any care other than a light dusting during the holiday season.

This is the modern way of decorating and adding colorful, festive decor to any tabletop without going overboard.

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The completed 3D pop-up tabletop Christmas tree card.

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