12 Days of Christmas: How to Make a Christmas Tea Tree

By mark_watola on 12/23/2020

Tea packets make great stocking stuffers. But why not craft a specialty decoration out of tea packets? A Christmas tea tree is a simple, fun craft that doubles as both a decoration and useful present.

Materials Needed:

  • Cone
  • Glue gun
  • Tea packets
  • Optional: Cardboard, Styrofoam, paper, ribbon

Time: 10-15 minutes
WARNING: When using hot glue, make sure not to burn yourself!

Gluing foam cone to cardboard base

First, if you would like to add a trunk, glue and place a piece of cardboard or Styrofoam at the bottom of the cone. Give this time to set.

Next, organize the tea packets how you would like them on the tree. Make a traditional tree with only green tea packets or go with a staggered or alternating pattern for multiple tea selections.

Applying hot glue to tea packet

Once you have decided how you would like your tree to look, start placing glue on the top edge of the tea packet.

Adhering tea packet to foam cone

Carefully place onto bottom portion of the tree and allow it to set for a moment. Repeat this around the circumference of the tree.

Layering tea packets on foam cone

Work your way up the tree, slightly overlapping the tea packets below.

As you work your way up the tree, you won’t need as many packets to wrap around the cone.

Applying last row of tea packets

Once you cover the cone, you’re done! Place a star or ribbon on top to complete your tree. Once you have made one tree, you can get as creative as you like and let your imagination run free. Let us know what tea you like to use on your Christmas tea trees!

Two variations of Christmas tea trees