We love giving you simple ways to bring beautiful greenery into your home. This frosted paper umbrella tree is an easy DIY project that is also scalable. Just add more branches and leaves or make the trunk a bit taller if you want — it’s up to you!
The leaves are easy enough to cut by hand with our printable template. Or you can always download our SVG file if you prefer to use your cutting machine.
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This tree gets its name from the shape of its leaves and how they fan out like an umbrella. Each branch typically has anywhere from 5–10 oval-shaped leaves, so you can always play around with how many leaves you use per branch. Either way, we will walk you through how to make this frosted paper umbrella tree step by step so you can craft your own version with confidence.
Crafting Tip: If you want to change the size of your tree, you can cut longer pieces of vine wire to make your tree taller. You can also add more branches and leaves, or use more vine wire if you want a thicker trunk for your umbrella tree.
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- Craft Scissors or Cutting Machine
- Needle-Nose Pliers/Wire Cutters
- Curling Tool
- High-Temp Hot Glue Gun
- Lia Griffith Frosted Craft Paper – Succulent Pack: Color 3
- Bind Wire – Natural
- Naturally Wrapped Vine Wire
- Mod Podge
- Floral Tape — Bark
- Floral Foam
How to Make a Frosted Paper Umbrella Tree
- Gather your craft tools and materials. Then download the pattern below.
- Cut 21 pieces of naturally wrapped vine wire, each 14″ in length.
- Use brown floral tape to attach the ends of all 21 wires; tape about 3 inches of wire for a good hold.
- Separate all of the wires into three groups of seven.
Full tutorial available for members to download below.
Like this project? Another popular tree you can use as home decor is our crepe paper fiddle leaf fig tree and our paper olive tree. Or, browse all of our paper plants to see what else you can make!
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Ok, I’m having trouble with this one. I have a total of 56 leaves of various sizes. Only half have score lines on them. Also, the directions say to put the bind wire “in between”. In between what? Are the leaves doubled together, one scored and one not? If so, that doesn’t seem like it’s enough leaves. Help please!!!
Hi Laura! Yes, scored leaf on top of a non-scored leaf (although score marks are optional), sandwiched together with a bind wire in between. There are 7 sets of leaves (14 total) in each individual group of leaves. As indicated on the PDF template, we made 6 smaller leaf groups, and 2 larger (so the finished tree has 8 leaf groupings total). You have cut enough to make 4 groups.
I need help on this project. When I go to the cut SVG files it appears the cut and score lines are confusing. I am aware I need to change the cut lines to score lines in design space but the way the pages are broken out does not align with the score lines.
I looked at the PDF for hand cutting these files and it was no help as the number of leaves did not coallate either. Help please as I have the trunk all finished and am at a stand still. Thank you in advance for your helpfulness. Karyn
Hi Karyn! After you change the lines to SCORE, you need to ATTACH them to the leaf before you hit Make It. We show that around the :30 mark in this video: https://liagriffith.com/craft-academy/how-to-use-files-cricut/lessons/scoring-tool-settings/. Let us know if that helps!
Thanks Lia! I didn’t know that video existed. Working on the project and will post a photo when finished. Thanks as always for the help and the awesome projects and inspiration!
Oh good, I’m glad the video will be helpful! Can’t wait to see your creation.
Hi Lia- What size pot did you use for this project? And are you just using some floral foam to arrange it in the pot? Thank you, Coleen Barnes
We used a pot the was about 4.5″ wide by 5″ tall and placed floral foam in the pot to hold the tree then added the pea gravel on top to hide the foam! 🙂
Thank you so much, Lia! I appreciate it!
Love all your work , I am from Peru