Last year, we made a couple of very pretty Christmas tree ornaments out of toilet paper rolls and wrapping paper and they looked so pretty, we left the ornaments hanging on our door long after Christmas was over (we didn’t have strength to lug out our Christmas tree from the storeroom last year as we were still adjusting to having little Alex, then a 2-month-old baby).
This year, I decided to make a craft stick Christmas tree ornament which I thought might be easier to make 🙂
Christmas Countdown Day #7 – Craft stick Christmas tree ornament
I cut green craft sticks to different lengths and had her arrange them from the longest to the shortest –
Then I added white craft glue to the jumbo craft stick (natural colour – I prefer leaving it in its natural colour than paint it brown) and had her paste the green craft sticks on –
Then I gave her gem stickers for decoration –
She helped to cut chenille stems (pipe cleaners) to length. I tried gluing them to the craft sticks but they didn’t stick well so I just ‘hung’ them over the craft stick and they stayed, thankfully! Then I glued a gold ribbon on the back of the craft stick and added a star made with a silver chenille stem (which I eventually attached with a small paper clip since it couldn’t stick on the craft stick).
Love our craft stick Christmas tree ornament? I know we do! It’s hanging on our door now because our miniature Christmas tree is a tad too small for it! 🙂 Here’s a link to the original source of inspiration.
Check out the full list of advent activities I’ve planned for this year!