Fall Paper Bag Tree ~ Easy Autumn Craft For Kids / Toddler

Fall Paper Bag Tree

My goal this year is to do one or two Fall crafts with my boys each week.  I prefer easy peasy, require few supplies and preferably supplies I already have on hand.  This Fall Paper Bag Tree meets all my needs, and my boys enjoyed making them.  Bonus, they turned out awesome and are now sitting on my mantel as Fall decorations!!!

I used the tutorial form Pikadilly Charm; she has excellent step-by-step pictures for this craft. I did modify it a little by adding wadded up paper for the base, so it is more sturdy and stands up better.  Also, I wrapped and glued down one branch strip around middle part/trunk to keep it from untwisting. 

Fall Paper Bag Tree Supplies


  • brown paper bag
  • scissors
  • newspaper page (or any wadded up piece of paper)
  • glue
  • something to use as fall leaves
    • red, brown, yellow and orange construction paper
    • red, brown, yellow and orange tissue paper
    • real fall leaves



  • Start at the opening and cut halfway down the bag. You will need to cut 5-10 times, depending on how many branches you want. 
  • Put one newspaper page wadded up at the bottom for a sturdier base. 
  • Twist the middle of the bag to create the trunk of the tree. 
  • Use one lower branch piece and twist around the middle and glue the end to the trunk. This will keep the middle together and not come untwisted.
  • Start twisting your stripes/ branches.
  • Glue leaves on branches and base of your tree. 
    • I used ripped pieces of construction paper for mine. 

Fall Paper Bag Tree

The Fall Paper Bag Tree is an easy Fall craft that a toddler can do but is fun for kids and adults!  

Start crafting with your kids and have a happy autumn!

If you enjoyed this post check out my other DIY post and printables!

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  1. Cute idea. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Amber Ludwig says:

    This is so cute!! Im hoping to do a spring tree to celebrate the warmth this year!

  3. This is very cute and a good way to keep the seasons alive in your home.

  4. What an awesome craft and thank you for sharing your craft with us.

  5. David Fultner says:

    This is so fun. I need more ideas to make a scene.

  6. Richard Hicks says:

    Really crafty to make something so neat like this

  7. What a clever idea. I’ll bet your boys have so much fun crafting with you..

  8. What a creative idea! Something fun for all kids!

  9. This is a really cute craft and something I think my son would really enjoy making!

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