DIY Duct Tape Christmas Trees!

Hi Friends! Tonight I have a fun project using cardstock and duct tape, have a look:

If you don’t have duct tape you can use 2″ ribbon, scrapbook paper or even leftover gift wrap, just cut it into 2″ wide strips and cut those into 1 1/2″ lengths and fold them just like I did in the video. If you are not using duct tape you will need to use glue, I suggest a glue stock for thin wrapping paper, tacky glue or hot glue for scrapbook paper and hot glue for ribbon. The duck tape I used is from Oriental Trading Company. Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a great weekend and til next time happy crafting!

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11 thoughts on “DIY Duct Tape Christmas Trees!

  1. this is very cool. I love it. I can totally use my washi tape for this. I don’t have duct tape, beside the silver, but i do have 3oo rolls of washi…. thanks for the idea.


  2. What a great idea!! I don’t have the color duct tape but this is a great way for the gifts under the tress to match the Christmas decorations!! Thank you very much for sharing your awesome talent with all of us!!


  3. Hi Lindsay,

    Okay, I am one of those people who find nice washi tape in a shop while actually being there for a completely other reason and can’t resist buying it! The colors, the patterns! And then by and by I end up with a wonderful collection of washi tape completely unused. From time to time I open the lid of the box of washi tape, gaze at them and finger them whispering: „My Precious!“ and then carefully close the lid again. I think I never dared to really USE them for fear it’s a short-lived fashion and I might not be able to stock up again if I use them!

    After hearing you warn us we had better USE it because we might end up with a sticky mess I was shocked. I never thought it could have a „Best Before“! I use normal tape that is YEARS old and is still like new.

    Yesterday I wanted to bring somebody some fir, a tea light and some Lindt chocolates wrapped in glittery red foil to hospital and I gingerly opened my box, took out a roll of red and white washi tape and tore off a strip to wrap around the tea light. It worked! The first step was a challenge but now I will surely be able to start using my washi tape. Maybe even quicker than I am at buying more!


    1. Oh, you poor dear and kindred heart. I love acquiring my crafty goods, but using them is so hard! I find that I am very stingy (even when I buy in bulk), and have to force myself to use my items for their intended purpose. I hope you have loads of fun actually enjoying your Washi tapes, though thumbing over them and muttering “My Precious” in the dark every now and again is a completely reasonable pastime. 🙂


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