Twig Tree Ornaments

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These beautiful, natural Twig Trees make attractive Christmas decorations or gifts. Gather some dry twigs from your yard, a small piece of bark, and some dry seedpods (we found Beech nut husks made perfect stars) and begin to create your own.

What you will need:

  • Thin sticks, dead and dry if possible so they are easy to snap
  • Strips of cardboard (approximately 1" x 6")
  • Glue
  • Paper 
  • Pen

materials1

 

1. Draw a triangle (Christmas tree shape) on the paper to use as a guide. Snap twigs to the appropriate lengths to fit within the triangle. 

1place sticks

 

2. Punch a hole in the top of a cardboard strip for hanging your tree. Spread a generous amount of glue on the cardboard strip and begin to transfer the twigs carefully from the paper to the cardboard.

2Glue sticks

 

3. Add some bark for a trunk, a beech nut husk (or similar natural object) for a star.

4bark for trunk

 

4. If you'd like, you can add shiny stars or other decorations as well. Let dry completely, then string some yarn or wire through the hole at the top to hang.

4finished

 

 

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