Making Accordion Fold Christmas Trees

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November 15, 2018

Making Accordion Christmas Trees - three finished trees with a tiny ball ornament on top, and pine cones and other decorations in frontI have a project that is simply made. With scrape pieces of wood and wrapping paper, you can make a vignette of trees or just make singles to be placed throughout your space.


Total Time: 1 hour

Yield: 3


  • scrape wood
  • wooden skewers
  • drill
  • wrapping paper
  • craft paint
  • embellishments(optional)
  • sponge brush
Making Accordion Christmas Trees - bottle of paint and foam brush
Making Accordion Christmas Trees - wooden block scraps
Making Accordion Christmas Trees - rolls of Christmas wrap


  1. With your wood pieces pre drill holes in the center of your wood.
  2. Making Accordion Christmas Trees - pre-drill holes in blocks for the skewers
  3. Pre paint the base of your tree.
  4. Making Accordion Christmas Trees - pre-painted blocks
  5. Screw the skewer into the hole (if too loose you can use hot glue to tighten).
  6. Making Accordion Christmas Trees - blocks and skewers for three trees
  7. Take your gift paper and cut a 12 inch triangle. You can use this as a template if you are doing several.
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  9. Take the paper triangle and fold up, then fold behind making making sure the folds are about the same size fold.
  10. Making Accordion Christmas Trees - folded green paper triangle
  11. With a hole puncher, punch a hole through all of the folds, in the center.
  12. Now thread down your skewer.
  13. Making Accordion Christmas Trees - finished green and white Christmas paper tree
    Making Accordion Christmas Trees - closeup of holes punched in paper
  14. Pull your paper accordion to the top and secure with a bead of hot glue.
  15. If skewer is to long, trim/cut off access.
  16. The final step is decorating trees (optional).
  17. Making Accordion Christmas Trees - closeup of finished trees

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January 1, 2022

Don't spend a lot of money on Christmas décor, rather use what you have at hand to create it. I figured out how to make this wonderful Christmas tree from a plastic bottle. I used a green plastic bottle, but you can use it in a different color, as Christmas trees don't have to always be green. You can also use any other decoration for such a Christmas tree, for example crystals, beaded garlands or even buttons that you can sew with threads if you don't have a suitable wire.

The completed accordion Christmas tree.

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