This project was super simple to make, and I was a little surprised by how nice it came out.
First, what I did was cut the center out from a basic paper plate. The cut doesn’t have to be perfect, as any imperfections will be covered by the paper christmas trees.
Next, I folded a piece of white construction paper in half, and then in half again. I used a pen to draw my very best, basic christmas tree shape. It doesn’t have to be perfect to look nice.
The size that you draw your christmas tree stencil will determine how many you will need to cover the entire paper plate perimeter. By folding the construction paper in quarters and then cutting out the tree shape, you will be getting 4 trees at a time. I would do this about 3 times, and then start the next step. You can always cut out more trees.
I used a basic set of fine tip markers to decorate each tree with different designs and winter-themed pictures. Have fun with it. Make it colorful.
As I finished a tree, I would ball a piece of tape and stick it to the back, and then press it onto the edge of the paper plate. Place your trees so that they cover any jagged edges from cutting the plate.
Keep doing this until your plate is covered, as shown in the picture. It also looks nice to let the “limbs” of the trees overlap a little when you’re placing them on the plate.
Once it’s complete, you can tape a piece of string to the back of the plate, tie the loose ends into a bow, and then hang from a door or window. Since most people have real wreaths hanging from exterior doors, this would be really cute to hang from an interior door, like a bathroom or kitchen.