Gift trees can be filled with a variety of times such as lottery tickets, gift cards, money or photos.
Materials and Supplies
- Container – we used a glass bowl but you could also use a pot
- Stones – Small decorative stones work best
- Curling ribbon in two colors
- Small branch with several smaller branches coming off of it
- Lottery tickets, cash, gift cards or photos
The instructions are given for the Lottery Tree but suggestions for how to attach money, gift cards, and photos are at the bottom of the instructions.
If you cannot find a suitable branch, you can use a pre made tree from the craft store. Skip to step #2 if you are using a pre made tree.
- Fill your container with the stones and insert the branch into the center of the stone filled container.
- Cut two 12″ pieces of curling ribbon, one of each color.
- Lay one piece directly on top of the other and place the two of them on the lottery ticket. Line the edge of the ribbon up with the top of the ticket. Having an even amount of ribbon extending on each side of the ticket staple the center of the ribbon to the ticket.
- Repeat for each of the lottery tickets.
- Tie each of the tickets to a different branch on the tree.
- Curl the ends of the ribbon with a pair of scissors.
You can transform your “Lottery Tree” into any type of “Gift Tree” by changing what you attach to the tree.
Some other great ideas for gift trees are:
- Money Tree – Start on the short end of a dollar bill and accordion fold the bill. Once folded, tie curling ribbon around the center and tie it to the tree curling the ends of the ribbon.
- Gift Card Tree – Buy a variety of gift cards and hang them on the tree. If they are on a cardboard holder with a hole in it, you can hang it by the hole. If not, tape a piece of ribbon onto the gift card and use the ribbon to tie it on the tree.
- Picture Tree – Make a family tree or any type of photo tree. To attach the pictures, punch a small hole at the top of the photo. Fold a 12″ piece of thin fabric ribbon, curling ribbon or raffia in half. Put the fold of the ribbon through the hole. This will form a loop. Then, pass the ends of the ribbon through the loop and gently pull. Now you can tie the photo onto the tree by the ribbon. If you don’t want to make a hole in the photo, tape a piece of ribbon to the back of the photo instead.
Idea: At Christmas time, if giving a lottery or other gift tree, use a branch from an evergreen.
Tip: If the ticket is too large to hang from a branch or if you want it to stay in a particular spot, tape a branch to the back of the ticket.Gift Tree Description Gift trees can be filled with a variety of times such as lottery tickets, gift cards, money or photos. Materials and Supplies Craft Supplies: Container
How to Make a Lottery Ticket Tree with the NJ Lottery for the Holidays
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NJ Lottery Holiday scratch offs make such a fun gift! I love to rely on lottery tickets when giving gifts to someone I don’t know all that well, in lieu of cash, or for a White Elephant gift exchange game! This lottery ticket tree is easy to make, looks quite festive and doesn’t even need to be wrapped.
Make a Lottery Ticket Tree with NJ Lottery Holiday Instant Games
This DIY lottery tree is so easy to make, check out how below! You’ll be done before you know it and it’s certain to be one of the best gifts of the holiday season!
What you need to make a lottery tree:
- NJ Lottery Holiday Instant Games
- styrofoam cone
- wood slice
- hot glue
How to make a lottery ticket tree
Make your tree by hot gluing the styrofoam cone onto the wood slice, this creates a trunk base.
Get a variety of NJ lottery tickets at a local retailer such as Wawa, 7-11 or in a mall, and sort by size.
Starting with the biggest ones first (or more expensive, as they will become hidden making it even more fun when uncovered) and secure them to the cone with T-pins.
Continue layering the tickets until the entire cone is wrapped in tickets.
Once covered, turn the smaller tickets sideways and secure them to the cone from the bottom up. Slightly bend the bottoms of the lottery tickets outward to create some dimension to the tree, resembling branches.
Add a decorative top such as a star or a bow, and the lottery ticket tree is complete!
Don’t you think that a scratch ticket tree just might be about the best holiday gift, ever? And who knows – the person who you’re giving it to just might win big as well! (Make certain to remind them of who gifted it to them if they do…)
The holidays can be a stressful time of year with all of the running around, shopping for presents, wrapping, and more. That doesn’t even count having to think about what to buy! These Holiday Instant games makes gift giving simple and stress free. I am going to bring these to the holiday parties we attend this year as hostess gifts! Don’t forget to check out the Million Dollar Replay, so you can win as well 😉This lottery ticket tree is so simple to make, and it makes holiday gift giving easy and stress free! The perfect DIY holiday gift. ]]>