Christmas Craft: Pencil Christmas Tree Decoration

Pencil Christmas Tree — A Novel Homemade Gift for the Teacher

School is almost finished again for another year. It’s time to think about the token gift for the children’s teachers. A teacher friend said the most special gifts she receives from students are homemade with a card of appreciation. With this in mind, I’ve created a craft/gift that I hope will be novel, fun and special for the teachers who have spent this year teaching my children.

Pencil Christmas Tree

christmas craft -- pencil christmas tree


7 pencils
Craft Glue or Glue Gun
Foam star (or small pom pom)
Ribbon or pipe cleaner


  1. Sharpen pencils so they have a nice point at the top.
  2. Arrange pencils in a tree shape as pictured.
  3. Using a knife, lightly mark the pencils in line with the shortest pencil so they are even at the bottom.
  4. Using the cut mark as a guide, use the knife to make a cut around the entire circumference on each pencil individually.
  5. Break off the end section, just below the cut, with your hands.
  6. Glue pencils together using craft glue.
  7. Add a foam star or pom pom to the top.
  8. Tie on a ribbon or pipe cleaner for easy hanging.

What to use it for

• Card: Glue the Pencil Christmas Tree down on a card and write all the things the child loves about the teacher inside.
• Make into a key/bag decoration
• Hang as a Christmas decoration

Christmas Craft: Christmas gift for teachers

To see pictures of the entire range of Christmas Crafts on this blog, click here: Christmas Craft.

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Kelly loves life at both ends of the spectrum: wearing high heel shoes one day and hiking boots the next; sipping tea out of a pretty cup and slurping hot coffee from a camping mug; challenging herself physically and stopping for quiet unhurried moments to feel the wind on her face. Kelly and her husband Matthew seek to live a fun and adventurous life with their four children and pet bird.

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