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Christmas Tree Cereal Box Craft

We have a fun cereal box craft idea to share with you today! Grab some empty boxes, pretty paper and glitter paint to make a pair of decorative Christmas trees.

Finished Christmas tree decor made from an upcycled cereal box.

Upcycled Cereal Box Christmas Craft

Looking at these decorative triangle Christmas trees, could you guess they were made from cereal boxes? In all honesty, I wasn’t sure how this cereal box craft was going to turn out but I’m pretty happy with the results. I had one goal and that was to turn an empty cereal box into something pretty for Christmas.

Finished Christmas tree cereal box craft.

Today’s post is a part of our 25 Days of an Upcycled Christmas extravaganza! Join us for all the crafty and creative upcycling ideas.

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Materials needed to make upcycled Christmas tree decorations including empty boxes, paper, scissors, glue and paint.

How to Make Christmas Trees using a Cereal Box:

Print of Christmas Tree template.

Laying the Christmas tree pattern printout next to scissors and a cereal box.

Then open cereal box and lay flat and use the Christmas tree pattern to cut out two shapes.

Use the pattern to also cut out four shapes in decorative scrapbook paper in any color or pattern of your choosing.

Using the pattern to cut out Christmas tree shapes from scrapbook paper.

Glue the scrapbook paper triangle shapes on to both sides of the cereal box triangle shapes.

If using hot glue, work in small sections and quickly. Press down on the paper to sandwich the hot glue in between so it is flat.

Make sure the slits in the center match up. You can also trim them after the pieces are all glued together.

Trimming excess paper with scissors.

Stack the pieces together to form the tree shape.

Stacking the cardboard pieces together to form a Christmas tree shape.

Glue any open edges that were missed when first glueing.

Open edges of paper that need more glue.

Lastly, using a good amount of glitter paint on the paintbrush, apply clumps of glitter to the edges of the trees. Leave it to dry and add more if wanted.

Make two different sized trees using the additional tree pattern and style as part of your holiday decorating.

Finished Christmas tree cereal box craft.
Close up of finished Christmas tree cereal box craft.

What do you think? Did I succeed in making something pretty with this upcycling craft?

More Crafting with these Cereal Box Ideas

Believe it or not we actually have other crafts we’ve made by upcycling cereal boxes! Check out this awesome DIY owl pinata for your next party and this DIY pencil box for back to school crafting.

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Christmas Tree Cereal Box Craft

Jane and Sonja
Grab some empty boxes, pretty paper and glitter paint to make a pair of decorative Christmas trees.
5 from 2 votes

Materials
  

  • Cereal Box empty
  • Christmas Tree Template 2 sizes
  • Paper scissors and/or paper cutter
  • Hot glue gun and clear glue sticks and/or glue stick
  • DecoArt Galaxy Glitter Paint in Gold
  • Paintbrush

Instructions
 

  • Print of Christmas Tree template.
  • Then open cereal box and lay flat and use the Christmas tree pattern to cut out two shapes.
  • Use the pattern to also cut out four shapes in decorative scrapbook paper in any color or pattern of your choosing.
  • Glue the scrapbook paper triangle shapes on to both sides of the cereal box triangle shapes.
  • Stack the pieces together to form the tree shape.
  • Lastly, using a good amount of glitter paint on the paintbrush, apply clumps of glitter to the edges of the trees.
  • Make two different sized trees using the additional tree pattern and style as part of your holiday decorating.
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