my craftgawker gallery
Newsletter Signup
Keep up with the latest paper craft news at
Please wait



rita mini photo



I am excited to announce that I am now writing for as the paper crafts expert.

I invite you to check it out. There are many new  paper craft articles not available on this site!

Click here for more exciting paper crafts!


paper christmas tree

I have discovered something wonderful this year. I don't know why I was unaware that it existed. I found glitter wrapping paper, and discovered it is great to use for paper craft projects! It is easy to cut and is so cheap when compared to 12 x 12 glitter scrapbook paper.

tree luminaria

Walmart sells several colors of glitter wrapping paper at $4 per roll. Glitter scrapbook paper costs $1.99 per sheet in my area. What a difference! We all are trying to save money where we can, as paper crafting can be expensive.

Just cut the wrapping paper into 12 x 12 squares and use adhesive spray to attach it to 12 x 12 pieces of card stock. Voila! You now have glittered scrapbook paper for pennies. Gotta love it.

On to today's paper craft project. Decorate your Christmas table with easy to make table top 3D Christmas trees.  They are very easy to make and look wonderful when lit with led tea candles.






  1. Glitter Wrapping Paper
  2. 12 x 12 card stock
  3. Spray Adhesive
  4. Glue Stick
  5. scissors
  6. led tea lights
  7. toothpick
  8. templates



  1. Download template from

  2. Attach 12 x 12 square piece of glitter wrapping paper to a 12 x 12 piece of card stock with spray adhesive. Press firmly with hand and let dry. ( About 30 minutes)

  3. Use your die cut machine to cut out the 3D Christmas tree. You can cut by hand, but it will take time. Just transfer the pdf template to your 12 x 12 glitter card stock, and cut out with a ruler and xacto knife.

  4. Score and fold at fold lines.

  5. *This is important.*Remove the glitter paper gently from the tab area. Glitter paper will not stick when glue is applied. You must remove it from the tab, to attach to back of template and form the 3d tree.
  6. Put an led tea light under the tree to light. It is much safer and easier to use electric tea lights.

  7. Cut out 2 star shapes as above.

  8. Glue a toothpick to the back of one star shape. Glue the back of the second star and place over the toothpick. Place the star into the top hole of the 3d Christmas tree.

  9. Enjoy your beautiful and easy to make Christmas decoration.