Deck the halls and prepare to sprinkle some holiday magic with these 60 Christmas tree templates that are all free to download and print! These templates aren’t just for coloring, but they’re also perfect for cutting out, creating holiday decorations, DIY gift tags, sewing, ornaments, and so much more!
For this collection, we’ve carefully crafted an array of Christmas tree designs, featuring the classic cone-shaped fir, snow-covered spruces, ornately decorated Christmas trees, and minimalist modern interpretations, plus a whole lot more!
To use any of these free templates, you can click on any of the below images or links to open the high-resolution PDF on a new page. From there, you can freely download or print to your heart’s content!
All these PDF templates are on standard US letter size, but they also fit perfectly onto A4 paper sizes! Enjoy!
10 Uses For Printable Christmas Tree Templates
Here are 10 inexpensive, fun, and creative craft ideas you can do with your completed coloring page!
10. Stand-Up Tabletop Christmas Trees
My Christmas tree templates are perfect for your kids to create stand-up tabletop Christmas trees to put on your counter or end table.
To start, you’ll print off the template of their choosing onto cardstock; this is important because regular computer paper is too flimsy. You could choose green cardstock, too!
Your kids will cut out, color in, and decorate the trees using markers, glitter, felt pieces – even mini-ornaments.
Next, they’ll cut a slit in the bottom of the tree (it works best if you cut off any trunk that might be in the picture).
Then, using the discarded cardstock, you’ll cut out an arched piece of paper about four or five inches long. Cut a slit that almost reaches the bottom of the paper.
Slide the arch slit into the Christmas tree slit (the paper should meet perpendicularly). Your tree should stand up on its own!
9. Christmas Card Decorations
There are few lovelier things around the holidays than a handmade Christmas card, particularly one featuring a beautiful Christmas tree.
You can use my templates as decoration, the centerpiece, for your next project.
Whether you’re an artist with a painstaking approach to shading or a parent who needs to occupy their kids for an hour, the thought behind it is all the same.
You could get truly creative and cover the tree in wrapping paper or lace or cutting out little round bits of paper and gluing it on as ornaments.
8. Christmas Gift Bag Decorations
In the same vein as the Christmas tree cards, you could also use my templates to decorate gift bags.
Print the template you want to use, color it in, or decorate it however you like, and then paste it to the front of a plain gift bag (which you can find at any dollar store).
7. Stapled Christmas Tree Puffs
A cute craft that you can make at home or in the classroom, you can use my Christmas tree templates to make stapled puffs that are adorable as part of holiday décor.
You’ll need to print two of each template; to reduce how much you have to color in, you can print them out onto green cardstock.
Cut out the trees and decorate just one. This will be the Christmas tree that goes on top.
Start by stapling around the trees’ edges, about a quarter of an inch to an eighth of an inch in. When about half the trees are stapled together, fill them with five or six bunched-up tissues.
Continue stapling until the tree is closed.
6. Classroom Activities
There are so many different classroom activities you can do and incorporate the usage of my Christmas tree templates.
For example, you could pass out little mini-ornaments and call out a number; the kids will then place the correct number of ornaments on their trees.
You could also do a craft where the kids cut out ovals in the tops of the trees and, from underneath, paste a picture of themselves to it.
They can then decorate the tree and give it to their parents when they go home for Christmas break.
5. Christmas Party Decorations
My Christmas trees also make terrific, inexpensive Christmas party decorations – they’re versatile and can be used in many ways.
From table settings, to food markers, to centerpieces, the only limit is your imagination.
4. Christmas Tree Ornaments
Yes, you can put Christmas trees on your Christmas tree!
You can make all kinds of ornaments from my templates, including shrink sheet ornaments, paper ornaments, or even Mod-Podged, wood, or ceramic ornaments.
The best part is you can get your kids involved in making them, so not only are you keeping them busy for an hour or so, but you’ll also end up with some cute keepsakes.
3. Cereal Decoration Christmas Trees
My Christmas trees are the perfect blank vehicle for decoration – with cereal!
Try Fruit Loops, Fruity Pebbles, Lucky Charms, Apple Jacks, or Trix. Have your kids glue each piece down onto the tree outline; they color the tree green first or use the cereal!
When they’re all done, wait a few hours for the glue to dry completely (or even overnight), and then display your cereal trees with pride.
2. Paper Plate Christmas Tree Crafts
You can use my Christmas tree templates to make this cute craft, which also utilizes paper plates and construction paper.
Your kids will cut out the template of their choice and decorate it however they want, using markers, ribbon, mini-ornaments, etc.
They’ll glue it to the center of the paper plate. The paper plate’s whiteness is the perfect “snowy” backdrop!
Then they can cut out construction paper squares to serve as presents for under the tree and make a star to top the tree.
1. Christmas Party Games
No Christmas party would be complete without games – like Pin the Star on the Tree!
You can use one of my templates, decorated to the nines, and then cut out a few big yellow stars.
Blindfold your guests, give them a good spin, and watch as they try to place the star correctly.
You could also have a Christmas tree decorating contest – on paper, that is, or do a variation on the peg jump game.
Make fifteen dots, evenly spaced, on a tree template, then let the guests use buttons to “jump” over each other, removing the button that was jumped over until there is just one button left.