Colorful Christmas Tree Lot Free Download
Charlie Brown’s Christmas tree is iconic, but the colorful trees featured for less than a minute in A Charlie Brown Christmas inspired today’s Colorful Christmas Tree Lot.
Our family celebrates the Christmas season with many special traditions including watching A Charlie Brown Christmas. It’s filled with so many great scenes, however, there’s one that has always mesmerized me—the Christmas tree lot. The lot features trees of every size, shape and color and makes the little girl in me do the Peanuts’ Happy Dance.
To create your own Colorful Christmas Tree Lot, you’ll need to gather the following supplies and maybe a few little helpers:
- Colorful Christmas Tree Lot Free Download
- Latest version of Adobe Reader (free download at www.adobe.com)
- 8.5″ x 11″ 60-80 lb. bright white cardstock or photo paper
- Color printer or take to a print shop
- Scoring tool or ink-less pen and ruler
- Adhesive tape, double-sided tape or glue
- [Optional] Activity notes or small treats and trinkets
The first page of the download features easy step-by-step directions including what paper to print on. My favorite is 61 lb. matte photo paper available at office supply stores.
You can make as many or as few trees as you’d like. I made a lot because I love to use one item multiple ways especially when it comes to decorating my home for Christmas or a party. Here are four ways to use the Colorful Christmas Tree Lot Free Download during the holidays:
Add faux snow around the trees to create a colorful wintry scene on your fireplace mantel or another furniture piece. I used a 1″ circle punch and dollar store white tissue paper to make the mod faux snow for this vignette.
TIME-SAVING TIP: If you’re not planning to fill the trees with goodies, you can save time by only cutting out the top portion of the tree.
Create a festive advent calendar by adding numbers to the tree bases then fill the trees with activity notes or small treats and trinkets.
Are you hosting a sit-down dinner this holiday season? Use the Colorful Christmas Tree Lot as a whimsical centerpiece for your table. It’s sure to bring child-like joy to the faces of your dinner guests!
PARTY FAVOR BOXES
If you’re organizing a Christmas get-together, fill the boxes with goodies for your guests to take home as party favors.
ENTERTAINING TIP: Use filled party favor boxes as decorations on your table, buffet and around the party space. Ask your guests to take a box with them when they’re ready to leave. They go home feeling loved and you have less to clean up!
Need to “light up” your tree lot? Snag the free Colorful Christmas Tree Lot Lights download here and see how easy they are to make.
Use #colorfulchristmastreelot to share photos of your own Colorful Christmas Tree Lots with us!
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I love these trees so much and wanted to upload them/print at Staples (I’m not sure if my personal printer will work as well) and when I tried to upload it..it wouldn’t let me ..it’s saying “make sure this isn’t a protected file”..maybe home printing is my only option?
Thank you for your kind words and for sharing your experience with us. We’re sorry to hear that you are having difficulty uploading the file to Staples online and apologize for any inconvenience. Our files are password protected to prevent manipulation of the artwork/product because the finished project should look exactly like the one you fell in love with!
If you do not have a good printer at home, we suggest downloading the file to a flash drive and taking it to the physical store location. We try hard to make the files universally compatible, however, each print shop’s system is different and their technology may change at any time without notice. The error message you received is a new one we haven’t seen before so Staples must have recently updated their file uploading system.
If you’d like to try printing them at home, we suggest using 61lb. double-sided matte photo paper. You can find it at your local office supply store or online. It’s made for printing colorful artwork and is what we use for all our product samples and personal projects.
Any additional questions? Please don’t hesitate to ask!