What do you do when your child is loving a Christmas craft so much that they want to make more and more??? Let them make a whole collection and then string them up as a Christmas garland! That’s exactly what happened with these simple craftstick Christmas Trees.
These Craftstick Christmas Trees really are simple to make. Each tree uses two craftsticks – we used the oversized, pre-dyed ones but you can use any size and if you only have plain, un-dyed sticks at home then painting them with watercolours would be lots of fun too.
Cut one craftstick in half (I used a utility knife) and then glue two long sticks and one half together to form a tall triangle. Then glue on the second half to form the trunk of the tree (see below). You can use white craft glue or hot glue – white glue will just take longer to dry. I pre-glued ours so that they were all dry and ready to decorate.
Then it is simply a matter of collecting together your favourite sequins and fairy gemstones and gluing them on. Immy used white craft glue to secure them. You could also use buttons and other small collage materials, and add glitter if you wanted too.
Once everything is dry and secure, string your trees together on some ribbon and hang to decorate your home. Or hang them singly on your tree instead. Simple, right? Have fun!
For more simple Christmas ornament crafts, check out this collection of ten Homemade Christmas Decorations for Kids to Make.