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Tis the season to be...upcycling!
Christmas is just around the corner! Add a little joy of Christmas around the house by making this little upcycled Christmas tree ornament.

Click on the images to view larger pictures! (^_^)

Posted by gwenstella from Sydney, New South Wales, Australia • Published See gwenstella's 41 projects »
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  • Step 1

    Get an unwanted Kellogg's Cereal box.
    With the help of a pair of mathematical compasses, cut circles of RADII 4.5 cm, 4.0cm, 3.5cm, 3.0cm, 2.5cm, 2.0cm and 1.5cm

  • How to make a christmas tree. Kellogg's Xmas Tree - Step 2
    Step 2

    Cut slits of around 1cm all around the circumference.

  • How to make a christmas tree. Kellogg's Xmas Tree - Step 3
    Step 3

    Poke a hole through the centre of the circles. Using the hole as a guide, cut a small X at the centre with a penknife. Slowly enlarge the circle with the tip of a pencil.

    Bear in mind that the size of the hole should be no bigger than the diameter of the straw that you will be using.

  • How to make a christmas tree. Kellogg's Xmas Tree - Step 4
    Step 4

    Your circles should look like this when stacked together on the straw. The circles should fit snugly on the straw if you didn't cut the holes too big.

  • Step 5

    Trace the size of the bottle cap (which is going to be the pot of the xmas tree) on the cereal box.

    Repeat Step 3 only for this circle

  • How to make a christmas tree. Kellogg's Xmas Tree - Step 6
    Step 6

    Position the circles nicely at one end of the straw.Cut long slits of about 4cm at the other end of the straw.

  • How to make a christmas tree. Kellogg's Xmas Tree - Step 7
    Step 7

    Stick a small volume of Blue Tack, plasticine or even sticky tape at the centre of the straw where the long slits stop.

  • How to make a christmas tree. Kellogg's Xmas Tree - Step 8
    Step 8

    Stick the straw to the centre of the bottom of the bottle cap.

    Try using long slender items like pencils to help you in this step.

  • How to make a christmas tree. Kellogg's Xmas Tree - Step 9
    Step 9

    Add stuffings of unwanted paper into the "pot". Tear lengths of used, unwanted paper, then twist them lengthwise. Try joining the twisted paper into a circle and stuff it in the bottle cap.

    If you have plasticine around your house, use it instead! I think it's definitely a better material for support.

  • How to make a christmas tree. Kellogg's Xmas Tree - Step 10
    Step 10

    After the bottle cap is stuffed full, stack the circle cut to the circumference of the bottle cap on top.

    You can add a little glue to stick the cereal box circle to the cap.

  • How to make a christmas tree. Kellogg's Xmas Tree - Step 11
    Step 11

    Apply glue to the area where the straw and the cereal box meets to secure the xmas tree.

  • How to make a christmas tree. Kellogg's Xmas Tree - Step 12
    Step 12

    When the glue is completely dried, snip the remainder of the straw at the top.

    Embellish your upcycled xmas tree with stars, ribbons and glitters!

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gwenstella
gwenstella · Sydney, New South Wales, AU · 41 projects
woopsie! thank you hunting wabbits for pointing it out!!! gonna add the word 'radii' in step 1. Happy
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MaybeAViking
MaybeAViking · 16 projects
Haha, no wonder my circles are way too small! I thought you meant those measurements in step one as the circles' diameters! Durr =P
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CO + K User

these r sooooooo cute!!
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gwenstella
gwenstella · Sydney, New South Wales, AU · 41 projects
hey! well you can make them really big if u want to! just cut circles of bigger radii! hmmm i guess if u wanna hang them on ur paper chains you gotta omit the pot. the pot id gonna add some weight to the xmas tree and it may be pulling o your paper chains a lil too much.


i think u can try making circles with radii of 1.0cm to 3.0cm (just 5 levels) for small ones to go along with your paper chains.

do let me know if it all worked out fine! (^_^)
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SuperCool and Really Trendy
SuperCool and Really Trendy · Bradford, England, GB · 60 projects
I just love this! It will go so well with my paper chains I posted the other day!
I wonder how big I can make them?I am gonna make some diddy (small ones) to hang down from my paper chains!
Love them!
Super Cool and Really Trendy
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