DIY Winter Wonderland Trees with cupcake liners, crepe paper and paper shred (and a Sparkling Snowman, too)

I know you’re crazy busy with Thanksgiving planning, right? So today, I’ll share these easy Paper Christmas Trees that you can make in less than an hour. I’ll post the tutorial for the Sparkling Snowman on Friday when you have more time, and you can read it at your leisure while enjoying a big slice of leftover pumpkin pie. Christmas crafting + pumpkin pie = what could be better? So, let’s start with the Winter Wonderland Trees.

Beautiful, DIY Paper Trees and Sparkling Snowman. You can leave up this scene all winter long. CraftsnCoffee.com
To make Winter Wonderland Trees, you’ll need:

  • STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam: 9” x 4” cones (or other sizes of your choice)
  • Decorative cupcake liners
  • Crepe paper streamers, one role in cream
  • Crinkled paper shred in cream
  • Spray glitter (Rebekah used Krylon® Glitter Blast)
  • Thick, white craft glue
  • Tools needed: Scissors; straight pins; white, pearl head pins; newspaper
Use cupcake liners, crepe paper and crinkled shred in any color to make these Winter Wonderland Trees. CraftsnCoffee.com.

Easy, Winter Wonderland Trees are made with cupcake liners, crepe paper, and crinkled shred.

To make Winter Wonderland Trees:

Fringed Crepe Paper Tree

1. Cut fringe in a one yard length of crepe paper, making cuts ¼” – ½” apart.

2. To decorate the tree, you’ll alternate between layers of fringed crepe paper and cupcake liners. To start, pin the crepe paper fringe around the bottom of the cone, adding a few pleats for fullness. Cut off extra crepe paper.

3. Cut the middle from a cupcake liner. Cut small slits around the inside of the liner. Pin the liner around the cone. Add one or two cupcake liners as needed to complete the row.

4. Repeat the alternating layers – fringed crepe paper, cupcake liners, etc., till the tree is fully decorated.

Paper tree details. Tutorial on CraftsnCoffee.com.

Alternate your layers and top it off with a small cone made from a cupcake liner.

5. Fold a cupcake liner in half and shape into a cone. Glue to the top of the tree.

6. Cover your work area with newspaper and spray tree with glitter spray. (Be sure to follow the instructions on the can.)

Cupcake & Crinkles Tree

1. This tree is decorated with alternating layers of cupcake liners and paper shred. To start, prepare your cupcake liners, following Step 3 above. Pin the liners around the bottom of the cone.

2. Slightly twist together a small handful of crinkled shred, and glue to the tree. Add more as needed.

3. Continue, adding alternating layers of cupcake liners and paper shred, till the tree is covered.

Whimsical, winter trees made with cupcake liners and paper shred. CraftsnCoffee.com.

The paper shred adds a touch of whimsy.

4. Top off the tree with a small amount of crinkled shred, and secure with white pearl head pins.

5. Cover your work area with newspaper and spray tree with glitter spray. (Be sure to follow the instructions on the can.)

Beautiful, DIY Paper Trees and Sparkling Snowman. You can leave up this scene all winter long. CraftsnCoffee.com

Designer Rebekah Meier created this sweet scene. You might also remember the Vintage Crepe Paper Topiaries Rebekah designed.

how to make vintage crepe paper topiary trees

Vintage Crepe Paper Topiaries by Rebekah Meier.

 

The cutest sparkling snowman! Tutorial on CraftsnCoffee.com.

I’ll share the tutorial for this cutie on Friday.

Don’t miss the tutorial for the Sparkling Snowman on Friday.

How’s the Thanksgiving planning going at your house? Are you hosting this year, or feasting elsewhere? We start with a Wednesday night dinner and I’m bringing dessert – a new recipe for an altered angel food cake mix, which calls for pumpkin and spices, and is served with a ginger whipped cream. And I’ll bring some gingerbread cupcakes, too. For Thanksgiving dinner, I’m making  a mincemeat pie. You can never have enough dessert, right?

Happy crafting!

Sharon

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13 Responses to DIY Winter Wonderland Trees with cupcake liners, crepe paper and paper shred (and a Sparkling Snowman, too)

  1. JANET says:

    SHARON, I AM NEW TO THIS SITE. I FIND ONE PROBLEM WITH IT. I JUST LOV EVERYTHING AND WANT TO MAKE ALL OF IT. I STARTED SHOPPING YESTERDAY. WE ARE SNOW BIRDS AND GO SOUTH FOR THE WINTER, WE ARE RETIRED AND I AM NO LONGER ABLE TO RUN A BUSSINESS. THIS WILL BE GREAT HOWEVER MY HUSBAND SAYS I MAY HAVE TO GO TO WORK TO PAY FOR ALL I WANT TO MAKE. THANKS LADIES FOR ALL IDEAS. LOVE THEM JANET

    • Sharon says:

      🙂 Happy crafting to you, Janet. So glad you found us! Be sure to share Crafts ‘n Coffee with your crafty friends. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday. Sharon

  2. pepezinhaaa says:

    Amaizing, I’m fall in love for these trees 😀

  3. Sharon 🙂 These desserts sound just delicious!! Wow! Your family & guests are certainly in for special treats and, you will surely not disappoint!! Thanks for posting the cupcake & shredded fringe trees… will be a “must try to do” for me! Blessings to you and yours this Thanksgiving Holiday Looking forward to Fri’s. posting. Great Granny “GiGi”

    • Sharon says:

      Thank you, and may you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving, too. I hope there’s lots of pie on your menu! I’ll let you know know how my desserts turn out — the angel food cake is a new one for me. Happy crafting! Sharon

  4. LisaM6 says:

    Those trees are delightful. Can’t wait to see tomorrows.

    • Sharon says:

      Thank you, Lisa. There are so many different patterns and colors of cupcake liners — imagine the fun you could have with this by changing up the cupcake liners. I’m excited to share the snowman, too — Rebekah is an incredible designer. Such a busy time of year — I hope you’re finding time to craft! Sharon

      • LisaM6 says:

        Crafting is a bit slow but with one more craft show to go I will have a bit more time next week. That and I am teaching at the school a craft class for kindergarten through 8th graders after school. Ornaments are this monrhs craft. What fun!

      • Sharon says:

        That is fun! How great that you’re leading a craft class. How often does it meet? Is it during school or after school? I bet the kids really love it. And good for you for sharing your love of crafts with the kiddos. Sharon

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