How to Make a Christmas Gift Tree Decoration

Posted on December 4th, 2016

I do love all the Christmas crafts around, there are so many lovely ideas for using up old packaging, making gift tags, recycling Christmas cards and turning toilet tolls into Christmas figurines. I wasn’t sure which of my ideas I wanted to share the most. In the end I settled on a very simple idea that my children adore: A Christmas gift tree decoration. A bit of a mouthful as it is two things in one, a little like a Christmas cracker but without the bang and so very simple to make.

How to Make a Cristmas Gift Tree Decoration

This will be the first year at Coombe Mill that we will have our games room to host our Christmas activities. I plan to put a Tree up in there and decorate it with a little Christmas gift tree decoration for each of the children staying this Christmas. It will be a little something extra for them to open while the adults are enjoying a glass of bubbly or two at our Christmas Eve Family Celebrations.

 

What You’ll Need

 

  • Toilet rolls 

  • Gift wrap string

  • Christmas wrapping paper (left over scraps are fine)

  • Scissors

  • Gift to fit inside your toilet roll

  • Christmas Message (optional)
What you'll need to make a Christmas Gift Tree Decoration

 

Here are the downloadable messages I used, click on the image below to get a printable version.

Christmas Greetings Printable

Method

  1.  Seal one end of the toilet roll:
a) Press one end of the toilet roll inwards to make a dent.

b) Turn the toilet roll round 180 degrees and do the same
again to form  two peaks at one end

c) Fold the Two Peaks down
How to Make a Christmas Gift Tree Decoration step 1
How to Make a Christmas Gift Tree Decoration step 2 2. Place the Gift(s) inside the toilet roll with a Christmas message.
3. Fold the toilet roll end as above to achieve your sealed parcel. How to Make a Christmas Gift Tree Decoration step 3
How to Make a Christmas Gift Tree Decoration step 4 4. Wrap the gift in Christmas paper large enough to cover the shape. 

5. Take a piece of gift wrap string and create a cross design to hold the present together. 

Finishing  at the top with a double knot and enough string left to tie onto a branch of your tree.

How to Make a Christmas Gift Tree Decoration step 5
How to Make a Christmas Gift Tree Decoration step 6 6. Add your Christmas Gift Tree Decoration to your Christmas tree.

A few Extras you could try.

  • Try filling and wrapping match boxes instead of toilet rolls  

  • Why not look up a few Christmas Jokes to put inside instead of a Christmas Message?

  • Make them rustic style with brown paper and rough string and add a sprig of holly or Ivy.

  • Why not make 25 and use them as advent calendar presents. 
Match box and Rustic Christmas Gift Tree Decorations

 

 

How to Make a Christmas gift Tree Decoration Tutorial Vlog

 

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