Craft-Ease: Rolled Paper Christmas Tree {Zero Dollar Project}

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During this time of year, along with pretty much anyone else I am sure, I feel as if money is flying out of my wallet as quickly as leftover pumpkin pie from the refrigerator. I do make a holiday budget and I am proud to say that I stick to it (because I have to). But never the less money doesn’t stick around in the ol’ bank account for too long in the month of December. Time seems to be at a premium too. So what could be better for the Christmas season that a quick and FREE craft?! Answer: not much.

All you need is an old picture frame you are not using, (If you are like me you have a whole shelf full in your linen/craft/junk closet), some leftover pieces of scrapbook paper or cardstock and some hot glue. I also used a little brad for the star on top of my tree.

I feel a little silly doing a “tutorial” for this project since it is pretty straight forward. All you do it cut the scrapbook paper into strips, roll and glue the edges. Then glue them to another piece of paper to resemble a tree and glue a brad, or bell, or any other embellishment that you have on top (think FREE). And voila! A new piece of Christmas décor in less than ten minutes!

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I was busy over Thanksgiving weekend spending time with family but squeezed in some time to make this and some other crafts. This one fit wonderfully into my time and money budget. What I also love about this project is the versatility. Depending on the frame and paper you choose you can have a tree personalized to match your taste and décor! Fun!

Linking up at these fun parties!


  1. Hi! Stopping by from southern lovely. This is such a simple idea.. and so thrifty! I love zero dollar crafts :)

    Feel free to link this up to my Friday party coming up :)

  2. I saw you on finding fabulous and I love this! I'm going to give it a try! Thanks for sharing!

  3. So cute. I'm in the middle of trying this! I'm your newest follower. I found you in naptime crafters link party! I hope you'll follow me back over at


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