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How to make a Christmas Tree Pop Up Card

Keep your kids busy this year and show them how to make a Christmas tree pop up card! Let us face it this is one of the best Christmas card crafts to DIY.

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Christmas trees are everywhere in December, in people’s houses, in their gardens, in town and along the roadside. 

The light up houses and towns and bring good cheer. Little kids love to watch the lights sparkle and they know that Santa will soon be on his way.

As a result to keep the excitement at bay I try and do lots of Christmas crafts with my kids. I have made lots of card previously.

Say Happy Christmas with one of my other pop up cards for Christmas. I have a snowman card, Santa card as well as this Gingerbread man craft.

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This year I decided to make a pop up Christmas tree inside a card with my children. We are planning on sending this to Granny and Granda. 

My easy Christmas tree card instructions and craft process below contains less than 10 steps and images to guide you. 

If you love all things Christmas tree, then my wonderful list of 15+ Christmas tree crafts for kids will keep little ones busy for hours! 

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How to make a Christmas Tree Pop Up Card

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Learn how to make a Christmas Tree Pop Up Card for children this December. Such a fun creative way to send Christmas wishes.


  • Cardstock papers.
  • Craft papers.
  • Pencil.
  • Ruler.
  • Scissors.
  • Glue.


Step 1:

Cut out long green craft paper strips. Make sure one strip is slightly shorter than the other.

Step 2:

Fold the green craft paper strips into accordion folds.

Fold the shorter strips into smaller folds.

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Step 3:

Prepare your card.

Step 4:

Glue a brown craft paper strip on the middle of the card. This will be the trunk of the tree.

how to make a christmas tree pop up card craft

Step 5:

Bring the two ends of the accordion-folded strip together and glue them over the brown paper.

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Step 6:

Glue all the folded green paper strips over the Christmas tree’s trunk.

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Step 7:

Glue the star on top of the tree.

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Step 8:

Use a paper punch machine to cut out colourful craft papers.

Step 9:

Decorate the card with colourful punched papers.

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Who says Christmas trees have to be green! You can make this tree in any color you wish. 

How about sprinkling some glitter over it to resemble the sparkle of tree lights. 

If you like tree crafts you may also be interested in making my pipe cleaner Christmas ornaments or my candy cane ornaments with beads

Why not try my easy Christmas tree drawing to help you make a more simple Christmas card?!

Do you now know how to make a Christmas Tree Pop Up Card?

How to make a Christmas Tree Pop Up Card

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