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Stamping Holiday Trees with Paper Tubes

Holiday Trees with Paper Tubes

Make a few handmade holiday cards your loved ones will cherish this season! We love stamping with paper tubes, they make very kid-friendly painting materials. And now we’re stamping up a paper tube storm for the holiday season with festive triangle trees.

Stamp a few trees onto folded cards for a fun DIY gift to give to neighbors and friends this holiday season.

Stamping Holiday Trees with Paper Tubes

Christmas Trees Painted from Paper Tubes


  • paper towel tube
  • scissors
  • paper plate
  • paints
  • paper
  • Q-tips – optional

Paper Tube Tree Supplies


1. Using heavy duty scissors, for an adult only, cut your paper tube into 5-6 sections.

2. Form each of your cut pieces into a triangle shape. Press the crease of each edge really well to help get a very pointy triangle for stamping.

Making Paper Tube Triangles

3. Add paint to your paper plate with the colors you want to use. You can really make any color trees you’d like.

Painting with Paper Tubes

4. Dip your triangle shaped paper tube into the paint, making sure to get each side and corner with enough paint, and stamp it onto your paper. We also used a Q-tip to make small ornament shapes inside the tree.

Painting Paper Tube Trees

5. To make the trunk, you can use your Q-tip or you can cut a small piece of the paper tube off and dip it in paint, stamping it onto the bottom center of your tree.

Painting Trees with Paper Tubes

I actually like the plain green and brown trees pictured above. But you can also add your small circle ornament shapes with your Q-tips for ornaments or a gold glitter star at the top.

Christmas Tree Paper Tube Painting

6. Once you’ve practiced your paper tube stamping, fold a heavy cardstock paper in half to create a card. Add your tree stamp to your card and let it dry over night.

Making Cards with Paper Tube Trees

7. Add some text to your card to send a Happy Holiday message to loved ones!

Stamping Tree Cards with Paper Tubes

This is a fabulous activity for kids. My girls loved making Christmas tree scenes on their paper. **For extra protection when crafting with paint, dress your children in scrap clothes and cover your table with newspaper before setting up. 

Have fun stamping holiday trees!

*Originally posted 12/2/13