Tissue Christmas Trees

I know this isn't the first time you've seen these, nor will it be the last,
but I still wanted to share :)



I first saw this post at Spunky Junky & I instantly fell in love with tissue trees!


I copied her idea of making my own tree forms with cups and cardstock because I already had all that on hand.  Just make a cone out of cardstock, place it on top of the cup & tape it to the rim of the cup.


I wanted mine to be 3 different sizes, so I just added a second cone on top of the first, to make it taller.


To make the rosette tissue tree I cut strips of tissue paper approx. 1.5" thick.
I bought a pack of shiny gold tissue paper at Walmart for $1.00.


I twisted all those strips of tissue at one time, so the process would go faster (In all reality, this project is NOT FAST & I wouldn't start unless you want to spend a lot of time on it.)


Then I twisted them into rosettes and used hot glue to keep the shape.


I hot glued them to the tree shape. I kind of had to squish them together so you couldn't see the red cardstock. It might be easier to use the same color cardstock as tissue :)


I made different sizes of rosettes to change it up a bit and to fit in all the cracks where red was peeking through.


The red tissue tree didn't take as long to make, but it was still pretty time consuming.
I cut 1.5" x 1.5" squares & that was pretty easy with my rotary cutter.
For instructions on this tree, go here to Spunky Junky Blog.


These two were lonely on the counter for days because I was kinda burnt out on making them.


Just yesterday I got the idea of how I wanted to make my third tree. I knew it was going to be green to go with my other decor and I knew I wanted it to be different from the other two trees.


 I cut 1.5" strips and twisted them just like I did for my rosettes.


Then I simply hot glued them onto the tree shape in rows.


This is also similar to trees that are made of yarn and such. I didn't go around the tree like a continuous strip, so I kind of have this cool design on the back from where the "seam" is (at least it looks like a seam).



I just love the different textures. I think I'm going to add something more to my green tree, like glitter and maybe some other embellishment, but it's LATE and I better go to bed :)



I really do love the end result, but I will warn you again that these are not quick crafts. My husband would like to say that I spend FOR.EV.ER on these, but as you can see that's not the case because they are actually done ;) I told him they might be permanent living room decorations because of how long they took me to make.
Thanks Spunky Junky for the idea and the rest of the Internet for the inspiration!!

Feel free to browse our blog for more Christmas ideas and if you love these trees you should check out my fabric ones or these new tissue trees. ;)

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51 comments:

  1. Stopping by from one of the blog hops! Love the colours and textures.
    I do not have time to make these but I am putting together some posts on inexpensive decor ideas-can I post some of htese pictures and send them over to your blog to see how to do it?

    Stef
    stephaniebrowndesign@live.com

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  2. Oh I love them! The colors are so beautiful-they turned out great!

    Halsey

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  3. Love them, the green one turned out great! I got to get back to mine it's been sitting on my counter for days.

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  4. Those look really great! I might try making some, they look so pretty!

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  5. Regardless, they look amazing! I want to do them but with two little ones, I wonder how far I will get:)

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  6. They turned out great! Thanks for showing me how to make a cone form!

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  7. Very creative. I actually haven't seen these before.

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  8. Those are so cute! I made a small squished tree of rosettes and it felt like it took forever!

    Jo @ SmileMonsters

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  9. These are beautiful! Very creative and you are very talented!

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  10. I love how all three turned out! You've given me just the inspiration I need for a tree I've been wanting to make but couldn't figure out how to do it. Thanks!

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  11. Following from Sunday Blog Hop....and love creative people....

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  12. Hi! I'm visiting (& following) from Pink Dandy Sunday Blog Hop.

    I love the trees.

    Have a great Sunday!!

    Linda @ Linda's Lunacy
    http://www.lindaslunacy.blogspot.com

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  13. WOW! Great job! I love the different textures too. Great job! :)

    I'm now following you through the Pink Dandy Sunday Blog Hop. I hope you'll do the same! You can find me @ http://sofiasideas.com/

    Sofia's Ideas

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  14. Those are so amazing..your very creative... I'm your newest follower from Pink Dandy Sunday Hop.Would love for you to check out my blog and follow back!http://beachbabys.blogspot.com/

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  15. Those are adorable!! I may have to make some of those.

    I'm a new follower, I found you on a blog hop. Hope to see you over at my blog sometime soon!

    ~Sabrina from www.bgamefamily.blogspot.com

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  16. love them! So cute! i am your newest follower! come join me ifyouget a chance! :)

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  17. All your hard work paid off, these are gorgeous! I love them all but I think the gold one is my favorite and I am totally making my own cones...so clever! Thanks for sharing. Stopping by from Sundae scoop.

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  18. So pretty! Would love for you to visit me at Sew Chatty and link up to Made with Love Monday! The party will be open until Friday if you want to link up multiple projects. Hope you have a great day! http://sewchatty.blogspot.com

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  19. I really love the color choice and it never gets old!

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  20. I'm in love with these...

    I'll be featuring these overy at Life As Lori. If you would like to grab my I was featured button please do so.

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  21. Those are gorgeous! I want to hurry and make some before Christmas now.

    Kimie

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  22. Super pretty!!! Thanks for linking up to Thrilling Thursday @ Paisley Passions last week. I am going to feature this project tomorrow. Feel free to stop on by and grab an "I Thrilled" featured button if you would like :)

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  23. Those are Gorgeous. I love them. The red is my fav. your time and hard work payed off and you can use them year after year. WELL DONE. You should come by CraftOManiac.blogspot.com I host a CraftOManiac Monday link Party that is very fun and busy. Have a great night! Jen

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  24. I liked your trees - how lovely! I linked them up to my "Christmas trees" post too!

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  25. i'm featuring these tom, thank for linking up!

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  26. These look amazing! I haven't hopped on the cone tree wagon just yet, but I might have to now that I have seen these. What a great idea to use a cup and cardstock!

    I'm your newest follower! I would love it if you would swing by when you have some time :)

    Jonie
    easyascutandpaste.blogspot.com

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  27. LOVE these trees! I just wanted to let you know that we featured your project today at Sew Woodsy! Please make sure you stop by and grab a featured button!

    http://sewwoodsy.blogspot.com/2010/12/features-from-last-week.html

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  28. They are beautiful! You are very creative!

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  29. Cool idea...thanks for sharing.

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  30. shawnandkhandihavard@yahoo.com
    yes i wanting to know how your decorated your big Christmas tree? it is beautiful..

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  31. I love these trees! Very clever making your own forms. Random question - where do you get replacements parts for your rotary cutter? I have the same one, but have had it so long I can't remember where I got it and can not find replacement parts. My email address is lydinh26 (at) gmail (dot) com. Thanks!

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  32. These are absolutely gorgeous! I sure wish I had the patience to make them...lol.
    Would you share them at my holiday link party?

    http://oneartmama.blogspot.com

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  33. Wow!! These are so neat!! I'd love for you to link this (and any other Christmas-related projects) up to my 26-Day Christmas Craft Marathon Linky Party!!

    Thanks for sharing!!
    ~Lisa
    Lisa's Craft Blog

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  34. how do u find the instruction on how to make these things thankds

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  35. The instructions are either shown or linked to in the blog post.

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  36. I love the colors you used! Usually I hate gold, but something about that tree is just beautiful! I did my own version (of one of them, haven't gotten around to the other two!) on my blog I'd Pin That! You should check it out!

    http://idpinthat.blogspot.com/2011/12/diy-tissue-paper-trees.html

    Alex

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  37. I just made a burlap tree like your tissue one, and I know how much time it took!!
    Love all 3 of yours and how the heck did you make the comes out of red plastic cups??

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  38. Thank you for sharing this beautiful trees and great tutorial!! :D

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  39. You are definitely creative! These trees are exquisit and a great use of all that tissue you get in every package, too! Thank you so much for the tutorial.

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  40. I just made these and they turned out great! One thing I did differently is to use green crepe paper instead of tissue paper. I couldn't find green tissue paper at the dollar store, but I did find the crepe paper. It worked great for rosettes and it twisted super easily!

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    1. Awesome! Thanks for the tip on alternative supplies. This will come in handy when people need a broader range of colors. I'd love to see your trees. :)

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  41. OMG I love these!!!!! Thanks so much.... I'm having a craft night with my girlfriends and we are making these.
    Erin

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    1. Yeah, super fun girls' night. I'd love to see pictures when you're all done. :)

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  42. Just stopping by to let you know I featured this project on my Christmas tree craft collection.
    Please grab a featured button from my side bar when you get a chance. Thanks
    http://diycraftyprojects.com/2012/11/50-diy-christmas-tree-craft-ideas-collection.html

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