Christmas Card Tree

for  Craft Ideas Staff, formerly Crafts 'n things

Don't throw out your Christmas cards after the holiday season! Recycle them into this beautiful easy-to-make Christmas tree.


  • Recycled Christmas cards
  • Gold cardstock
  • Wooden dowel, 1/4”, 12” length
  • Plastic-foam disc, 3”


  • Hole punch, 1/4"
  • Thick craft glue

Basic Supplies

  • paper, pencil, scissors, ruler, stapler

Pattern - Christmas Card Tree

  • 1. Print and cut out pattern. Follow directions on patterns.
  • 2. With right side facing up, fold each card where indicated by dashed line on pattern forming a pointed end; do not crease. Secure ends together with stapler. Punch hole where indicated by "O" on pattern.
  • 3. Adhere one end of dowel to center of plastic-foam (base). Let dry. Beginning with extra-large cards and ending with small cards, thread cards onto dowel, working around base. Adhere wrong sides of star edges together, leaving bottom open. Let dry. Place open end of star onto top of dowel.