Paper Bag Tree

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Paper Bag Tree
Learn how to make a beautiful DIY paper bag tree. This is a fun paper crafts idea that makes a stunning decoration! This a great project to do with kids as a spring decoration. Add green LED lights to make a perfect St. Patrick’s Day decoration.

Materials for the DIY Paper Bag Tree Bag

  • Brown Paper Bag
  • Paper Towel Roll (cut to size needed for the trunk)
  • Plastic branches with green leaves
  • Moss sheets
  • Small Rocks
  • White Glue
  • Glue Gun
  • Battery  Operated Fairy Lights
  • Wood base


Instructions for the DIY Paper Bag Tree Bag

  • Place a paper towel roll in a brown paper bag  and twist the bag around the paper towel roll. Fill the paper towel roll with rocks to weigh it down.
  • Cut the top part of the bag above the paper towel tube into 3 inch wide strips and twist them to form branches.
  • Create more branches from strips cut from another paper bag and glue the on the base if you want a fuller tree.
  • Use the hot glue gun and attach it to the wooden base to secure the tree.


  • Paint the entire tree with with white glue and let dry. This will harden the paper and make the tree more stable.


  • Glue plastic branches to the center of the tree where the paper branches meet the trunk to create a full, vibrant tree.
  • Glue sheets of moss to the wooden base and add rocks where the moss meets the tree to hide the seams.


  • Add lights to illuminate your design.


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