DIY washi tape Christmas tree.

Martha Stewart DIY washi tape Christmas treeI’ve had a wood tree laying around for several years, and I decided that it was finally time to use it. Right now all my Christmas supplies are in a cotton tote, so I had to dig through, but I finally found some Martha Stewart washi tape that I purchased last year. After some continued digging, I found other supplies that matched and decided to throw it all together and make this DIY washi tape Christmas tree. I’m absolutely loving the colors – and you can put this anywhere in your home. You can hang it on the wall or prop it up on the mantle. Keep reading to find out how I made it.

Gather These Supplies

Wood tree shape
Mod Podge Satin
Martha Stewart Decorative Paint – Wedding Cake
Washi tape – your choice of colors
Lace ribbon in red
Sheer ribbon in blue
Snowflake brads
Embellishment for the top
Craft glue

Here’s the wood piece that I started with. I cut off the burlap twine and squirreled aways those glittered beads (who wouldn’t?).

Paint the tree. Super easy.

I applied the washi tape at a diagonal, starting at a random place on the tree.

I covered the entire tree with alternating patterns of the tape. Trim excess with scissors.

A coat of Satin Mod Podge went promptly over the top. I let it dry and then gave it a second coat.

Adding embellishments was a very random process. I cut a few strips of what I had and laid it out. Then I glued it down when I was satisfied.

Snip the ends of the brads and glue them down at the intersection of the ribbon. Let everything dry, then knot ribbon at the top if you chose.

I’m not quite sure what I’m doing with it yet, but I love it!

I think I’m just obsessed with the colors. What do you think? Also, have you ever tried washi tape? I think I’m hooked.


  1. My name is Amee says

    I’m loving the colors!!! I have never tried washi tape before!! Do they have it at Michael’s craft stores?

  2. says

    Thanks everyone! Hi Amee, yes you can get it at Michaels. You have to search around the scrapbooking supplies a bit (and it might be called paper tape).

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