Washi Tape Christmas Tree Cute DIY Cake Topper

Are you in charge of taking dessert to a Christmas party this year?  Well, here’s an easy DIY cake topper that will make any cake, homemade or store bought, look festive and fun in minutes.  These washi tape Christmas trees can be made with just a few supplies and you can make them in any pattern or colors that you want.

washi tape christmas tree

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Scissors (my favorite pair)

Washi Tape (I used 7 different rolls/patterns that I picked up at Michaels for these trees)

Striped Straws that match your washi tape

I tried this a few different ways, and here is the easiest way to get it done…

  1. arrange your washi tape in order that you want the colors/patterns to appear so that you can grab them easily as you create
  2. working from the bottom of the tree up, tear off a 4-5 inch strip of tape and adhere to your straw or sucker stick about 1/3 of the way up from the bottom of the straw.
  3. tear another strip of the same tape off and place it on the opposite side straw, over the strip you already placed, sticky side covering sticky side, to create a double sided strip of tape over your straw.

DIY Cake Topper

4.continue this all the way up to the top of the straw with your alternating patterns.

5. Trim each side of the tape on the diagonal to create a  tree shape.

DIY cake topper

DIY cake topper

add a “tree topper” of your choice.  I punched a heart out of glitter paper for the top of my washi tape Chrismtas tree, I had it on hand so that made it even easier, but you can use anything you’d like.

washi tape christmas tree

You can experiment with different sizes of washi tape Christmas trees and create a few for your cake.  I sprinkled shredded coconut around the base of the cake too for a snowy effect.

DIY cake topper

washi tape christmas tree

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Happy creating!



Creative Director at Pink Peppermint Design
Tammy Mitchell is the founder and creative director of lifestyle blog pinkpeppermintdesign.com. Along with being a homeschooling mom of two kiddos, she is also an in-demand prop and event stylist, photographer, interior and graphic designer. On Pink Peppermint Design, she shares creative DIY projects, easy entertaining and gift ideas, inspiring interiors and events. She lives in Southern California, with her husband and two children.

Washi tape christmas tree

11 thoughts on “Washi Tape Christmas Tree Cute DIY Cake Topper”

  1. OMGOSH!!!!! I LOVE this! What a cute and easy way to spruce up the dessert!!! Can’t wait for us to try this…and now have another use for my paper straws I never touch because they are so pretty. haha. #turnituptuesdays

    • lol! I totally understand having a paper straw stash that never gets touched! I just love to collect them and stare at them. 😉


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