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Guest Post: Christmas Tree Ornament with Craft Sticks

The following is a Guest Post from Fun Learning Life, a member of our Craft Project Ideas Blogger Network!

 

Are you looking for Handmade presents for your children to gift to family and friends this holiday season? Throughout the years, we have added items like homemade decorations to presents or have had the kids gift them individually. It really is a sweet item to receive, and my children love the idea of giving something they made to others. Well if you are thinking along the same lines for this year, I have a Christmas Tree Ornament Made With Craft Sticks that is easy for kids to create and requires minimum effort and supplies.

Materials



Pony Beads
3 Jumbo Craft Sticks
1 Silver Fuzzy Stick AKA Pipe Cleaner
Star Foam Sticker

White Ribbon

Glue

Washable Green Marker

Safety Scissors

Instructions



Step  1.

To get started with the Christmas Tree ornament, first use the green marker to color 3 crafts sticks on the front and back.

Step  1.

To get started with the Christmas Tree ornament, first use the green marker to color 3 crafts sticks on the front and back.

Step  2.

Tip: You may also use pre-colored craft sticks if you have them available!

Step  2.

Tip: You may also use pre-colored craft sticks if you have them available!

Step  3.

Then, use the glue to adhere the pieces together into the shape of a triangle.

Step  3.

Then, use the glue to adhere the pieces together into the shape of a triangle.

Step  4.

Simply place a dot of glue in each corner and press. Let dry.

Step  4.

Simply place a dot of glue in each corner and press. Let dry.

Step  5.

Next, cut a sparkly fuzzy stick piece into 3 pieces. One small for the top (2 ½ inches), one medium for the middle (4 inches), one large for the bottom (5 ½ inches). Then, have your child pick out pony beads to be placed along the sparkly pieces. We strung one on the top, 3 in the middle, and 5 on the bottom. Glue these pieces onto the triangle shape at an angle like garland on a tree. Be sure to press the pieces down into the glue and allow this to dry completely.

Step  5.

Next, cut a sparkly fuzzy stick piece into 3 pieces. One small for the top (2 ½ inches), one medium for the middle (4 inches), one large for the bottom (5 ½ inches). Then, have your child pick out pony beads to be placed along the sparkly pieces. We strung one on the top, 3 in the middle, and 5 on the bottom. Glue these pieces onto the triangle shape at an angle like garland on a tree. Be sure to press the pieces down into the glue and allow this to dry completely.

Step  6.

Once the triangle and the fuzzy sticks are set, cut a piece of ribbon and tie it into a hoop. Next, run this through the top of the tree shape and loop finishing by placing the star sticker on top.

Step  6.

Once the triangle and the fuzzy sticks are set, cut a piece of ribbon and tie it into a hoop. Next, run this through the top of the tree shape and loop finishing by placing the star sticker on top.

Step  7.

This holiday item is then ready to be gifted to family and friends, to easily be displayed on a door, a hook, or a Christmas tree in their home.

 

Carlee

Fun Learning Life

 

 

For more winter arts and crafts from Carlee, like this snowflake ornament, visit FunLearningLife.com!

Step  7.

This holiday item is then ready to be gifted to family and friends, to easily be displayed on a door, a hook, or a Christmas tree in their home.

 

Carlee

Fun Learning Life

 

 

For more winter arts and crafts from Carlee, like this snowflake ornament, visit FunLearningLife.com!