We love us a good old traditional Christmas tree, but sometimes we find ourselves short of time, space, and the patience to clean up pine needles on a daily basis. Luckily, there’s a magical tape that’s all the rage in the crafting world these days: Washi Tape!

Washi tape is a Japanese stationery tape used to decorate packages, envelopes, and more. It peels off paper and walls quite easily and comes in dozens and dozens of patterns. We went with a decidedly holiday palette, but you could certainly create wall art for any time of year using similar steps.

 – washi tape

Seriously, that’s it! All you need is washi tape. You don’t even need scissors to cut it! You can find it at most craft stores and, of course, Amazon.

First, we’ll create a tree out of a few floating triangles. You might recognize this from Brit’s visit to the Today Show last week :)

Start by creating a triangle at the top. Then add a few more. As you can see, we weren’t totally precise with this. The off-kilter ones add a little bit of character to your simple tree.


Now, the stacked stripes tree. For this, simply create levels of tree branches by stacking strips of tape in a stripe pattern.

How cute are these two trees?

But wait, there’s one more! The simplest of the bunch in fact.

For the triangle tree, create a large pine tree-shaped triangle. Fill with square ornaments made from tape, add a trunk, and you’re done.

Gotta love the asterisk star at the top!

Three trees is better than one, don’t you think? :)

Pile up a bunch of presents and you’re home is looking just as jolly as old St. Nick!

And yes, those are Brit Kits hanging out under our trio of trees! If you’re still at a loss for what to get your favorite craft-curious friends and family, be sure to head to our shop. For more non-traditional Christmas tree ideas, be sure to check out our recent roundup.

How are you decorating for the holidays? We’d love to see photos of your trees, wall trees, book trees, and the like. Share links with us in the comments below or over on Facebook and Twitter.