DIY Scrapbook Paper Tree Holiday Art

Scrapbook Paper Holiday Art – Total Cost UNDER $5
Bringing you another easy peasy cheapie weapie way to festivize (yes, I make up new words) your home this holiday season! If you know me, you’ll know my craft specialty consists of Scrapbook Paper. I don’t want to scare anyone away with anything fancy, so I’ll stick with what I know.

*Disclaimer- I saw something similar to this online, somewhere, a few years back. I didn’t book mark it, it was pre Pinterest, I can’t find it now to give it credit. So whoever you are, thanks for the inspiration!

Supplies needed: Scrapbook Paper of your choice, 1 Foam Board. Scissors, & Glue.

I picked these scrapbook papers because they are in the Silver/Red Color scheme I love. The Candy Cane print was just too perfect to pass up. The three of these papers normally cost $4.00. I used a coupon and it was actually less but details schmetails (More fun made up words!)
I went a little fancy with the paper because 1) I love Glitter and 2) I had to have them.

Next, find a piece of Triangle or Christmas Tree Clip Art to print out and use as your template.

Cut out your three pieces and I also cut 3 stars out of each paper for the tops of the tree. Last minute I made a few bases for the trees with some brown paper. It needed it :)

Now here’s where the SUPER Savings Comes In. Instead of buying a Canvas, or a Frame, or anything costly or fancy to display your Christmas Trees, buy this Foam Board for ONE DOLLAR. I use them for Parties, to display tons of temporary decor. They’re strong enough to stand on their own and did I mention they cost ONE DOLLAR? I get mine at the dollar store. They have them at Walmart but they’re more than a buck so I stick with the dollar store.

See- Nice boring foam board…..Transformed!

Next you glue your trees and stars on to the foam. I’ve tried Mod Podge, it just doesn’t work as well on this type of surface. Stick with regular glue sticks. They’re perfect. And cheaper.

Finally, you need to cut your foam board to make it into a sign. You can make it large or small. I went for a smaller sign. Cutting the foam board is tricky. I’ve tried scissors, I’ve tried a kitchen knife but this is the way to do it. Pay Attention Pah-Leese! (RHONJ anyone?)
The BEST way to cut your foam board is with an exacto knife. It’s sharp enough to give you a straight edge. I usually line up something straight and glide the exacto against it to get a straight line. This time I used my kids toy. The one with all the animals that you can make pop up. It works perfectly as a guide and gave me a straight line.

And voila! Super cute Christmas Tree Scrapbook Paper Art for less than $5. I still have tons of fancy paper left over for more projects!

See now why I love glitter? So sparkly!

If you’re looking for other cheapie holiday projects for under $5, check out my:
DIY Dollar Store Holiday Wreath, Scrapbook Paper Flower Ornaments, Scrapbook Paper Filled Ornaments, Marbled Glass Nail Polish Ornament!


  1. That is so pretty and it looks easy also. Thank you for sharing.

  2. Thank you so much for participating at SHOW-licious Craft Showcase! I look forward to seeing you again! :)


  3. that is awesome! My kids will love making this!

  4. those are awesome :) and for the price you spent for it is really sweet compared to buying it ready made huh?

  5. Thanks for sharing! These are great.

  6. I used to do a lot of scrapbooking stuff before I gave birth to my twins. I miss scrapbooking… Thanks for inspiring me to make Xmas ‘scrap’decors :)

  7. Those are adorable! I love scrapbooking! Thanks for sharing.. I will try and make this before Christmas. Can’t believe something that cute is so inexpensive.

  8. Super cute!! I LOVE anything with glitter!! Thanks so much for sharing all of your awesome and festive ideas!! You are so thrifty too – I love it!
    Hope you’re having a relaxing weekend! Xoxox

  9. i LOVE it! I miss scarpbooking..I had alot of stuff but had to pass it on to a family member when we moved to Hawaii because i needed the room in suitcases for the more important stuff! I REALLY need to get back into it!!

  10. This is just too cute! and such an easy project that looks great.

  11. That is such a cute idea – I love it! I have so much scrapbook paper, definitely want to do this!

  12. I love Dollar stores!! This is a really good way to decorate your home-I have always used foam board for any projects!!

  13. I love it! I never would have thought to do something like this. It looks super easy. I see some crafting in my future. Thanks for sharing.

  14. Love to scrap….wish I had the time. Love your trees too!!

  15. Those looks stunning! I agree with Kim I wish I had the time!

  16. So cute! I would love for you to share this or any of your great ideas at the link party going on now (and every Saturday through Tuesday) at ‘Or so she says …’ Hope to see you there!

  17. So very cute!

  18. So simple, yet so elegant! Thanks for sharing the tut! Merry Christmas.

  19. this is so sweet. and is easy and simple to make, my kind of craft! pinned and now your newest follower

    Natasha @

  20. These turned out so cute! I love the simplicity of them and the glitter. What a great idea. Thanks for sharing! Have a very Merry Christmas!

  21. So simple and cute!

  22. Love the colors! Such an easy idea. Btw, I like the word festivize. It’s catchy. :)

  23. Great Idea! Thanks for sharing :)

  24. That is just lovely, and perfect for holiday cards!

  25. That’s a cute idea!

  26. It’s so pretty. Thanks for sharing at the Our Favorite Things Link Party.

  27. How cute and creative! I am so NOT crafty!! haha I look forward to viewing some of your future work on Social Fabric! :)

  28. So cute! Thank you for linking up with the Clever Chicks this week; I hope you’ll join us again!

    Merry Christmas!
    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick

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