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

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!

Tea Tree Trunk

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.

Tea Tree Glue
Once you have decided how you would like your tree to look, start placing glue on the top edge of the tea packet.
Tea Tree Base
Carefully place onto bottom portion of the tree and allow it to set for a moment. Repeat this around the circumference of the tree.
Tea Tree Overlap

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.

Tea Tree Top
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!
Tea Tree Finish
Mark Watola
Mark Watola

Mark graduated with a B.S in Communications from Kennesaw State University in 2020. Enlisted in the United States Marine Corps from 2012 to 2016, Mark operated as a Photojournalist and Correspondent at the Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune Public Affairs Office. Learning from his time in the military, Mark prides himself on having an adaptable and mission-based mindset with a willingness to work cooperatively to craft quality content.

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