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Fuzzy Sticks Christmas Tree Ornaments

Fuzzy Sticks Christmas Tree Ornaments

 

 

A while back I had purchased a package of Fuzzy Sticks (pipe cleaners) at our local dollar store for $1.00 . I was trying to figure out what to do with them and decided to do what everyone does with them. So here are some quick 5 minute or less Christmas Tree Ornaments or Gift Topper ideas. I was really amazed at what I was able to get done while I was waiting for dinner to finish cooking. This is great for kids to do or as a last-minute decoration idea. I really liked working with the Fuzzy Sticks and I can’t wait to get spring colored sticks to continue working with them.

Below I posted the instructions and supplies that will be needed for each ornament. I hope you enjoy making these as much as we did!

 

Candy Cane

Supplies Needed:

  • 1 White Fuzzy Stick
  • 1 Red Fuzzy Stick 

Instructions:

  1. Bend the White Fuzzy Stick in half and then twist it together tightly
  2. Do the same for the Red Fuzzy Stick.
  3. Take both your White and Red Fuzzy Sticks together and twist them tightly as evenly as possible.
  4. Lastly bend one end to make a hook

Thats it!

 

Wreath

Supplies Needed:

  • 2 Green Fuzzy Stick
  • 1 Red Fuzzy Stick

Instructions:

  1. Take your 2 Green Fuzzy Sticks and twist them together.
  2. Then bend it in half.
  3. Take your bent half and your other end and bend it into a circle, twisting the ends together tightly.
  4. The next step is take your Red Fuzzy Stick and cut about 1/3 of it off to make your bow.
  5. Bend the Red Fuzzy Stick to make a small bow.
  6. Then cut off another piece of the Red Stick about 1 inch long.
  7. Attach your Red bow to your Green wreath with the 1 inch Red Fuzzy Stick.

All there is to it!

 

Christmas Tree

 

Supplies Needed:

  • 2 White Fuzzy Stick
  • 1 Red Fuzzy Stick
  • 2 Brown Fuzzy Sticks
  • 2 Green Fuzzy Sticks

Instructions:

  1. Take your first Green Fuzzy Stick and bend it into a triangle, securing the ends at the top.
  2. Take 1 of your Brown Fuzzy Sticks and cut it in half. bend it to make a 3/4 rectangle and twist the ends over the triangle to secure it.
  3. Take the other 1/2 of the Brown Fuzzy Stick plus the other whole one and wrap them around your rectangle.
  4. Then take your second Green Fuzzy Stick and size it up to the triangle making sure the ends stick over the bottom and over the top about a 1/2 so you can twist it on to the triangle.
  5. Do the same with another strip of the Green Fuzzy Stick.
  6. Make sure your 2 Green strips are secured to the bottom and the top.
  7. The next step is to take 1 of your White Fuzzy Sticks and bend it into a star.
  8. Cut a 1 inch Stick out of your other White Fuzzy Sticks and wrap it around the middle of your star and the top of the tree, so to secure the star on top of the tree.
  9. Then cut an extra 5   1 inch strips of white and 5    1 inch strips of the red.
  10. Take your strips and wrap them around the green spreading them out as you go.

All Finished!!

 

Like I said these are really quick to make and the kids will love to help. I hope you enjoy. Please comment back and share your Fuzzy Sticks Ornaments.

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Pop-Up Christmas Tree Card

Pop-Up Christmas Tree Card

 

 

So I decided to get some other things done this week that I have been meaning to get done instead of focusing on tree decorations. So I started my Christmas Cards. As I was thinking about what my christmas cards should look like I had come across a site that was selling die cut pop up christmas cards. Seeing how we are family on a budget I thought why not try it myself. So I decided to try something simple first. What could be easier than a Christmas Tree it’s just a triangle, and it didn’t turn out to bad. So I thought I would share. It’s something even the kids could do.

Supplies Needed:

  • 1 sheet of green paper or a white piece of paper if you want to color in your tree.
  • 1 colored sheet for the outside of the card
  • scissors
  • glue

 

Instructions:

  1. Cut your colored sheet to the size you want your card make sure you fold it in half to make sure its the size you want.
  2. Then measure your green or white paper and measure it so that the paper will be 1/8 to 1/4 shorter on all sides then your outer layer.
  3. Next you are going to want to cut your green paper and then fold that in half.
  4. With you green paper folded in half on the edge with the fold take your scissors and cut a line going diagonally down the paper.(Like a side of a triangle.) Then go down a little lower and cut the trunk and the bottom of the tree. When you get to the bottom corner of the tree don’t cut all the way. (This is the part that will keep it attached and allow it to pop out.)
  5. The next step is open the green paper and push the tree towards you then close the green paper in half.
  6. Then take your outer layer and wrap that around the green sheet.
  7. Open them up together and you can see the color shadow behind your pop-up tree.
  8. Glue your green sheet to your outer layer.
  9. Decorate with any other embellishments

Thats it. Pretty easy. Please comment back and remember to come back and share your pop-up Christmas Cards

Paper Christmas Tree Sun Catcher

Paper Christmas Tree Sun Catcher

This turned out to actually be a nice looking decoration for the windows during the holiday season, or really anywhere that is well lite. As this project seemed to be a little more detailed and time-consuming then a few of my more recent projects, it was still just as fun!! This is a project where really you can use anything you want to decorate the tree, whether it be little foam stickers, crayons, or paper. The kids will love it!

The whole idea of this project is to make it appear that when the tree is held up to light that the holes where the tissue paper belong act as the tree lights. So then let get started!!

Supplies Needed:

  • 1-2 sheets of green paper (depending on how large you want your christmas tree, However just remember you have to get a whole punch around the tree)
  • 1 sheet of brown paper
  • 1 sheet of yellow or gold paper
  • 1 sheet of each color tissue paper you want for your lights
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Glitter (For the tree garland, your choice in color. I used gold)

 

Instructions:

  1. Take your 2 sheets of green paper and trace of draw 2 identical Christmas Trees.
  2. With the brown paper cut a small rectangle for the tree trunk.
  3. On the yellow or gold piece of paper  draw or trace a small star.
  4. Cut all your pieces out
  5. Then take your 2 green trees and line them up so the edges are lined up evenly all the way around.
  6. After your edges are lined up take your single hole punch and start punching a few holes scattered in different places around the trees(Make sure your holes line up on both pages). To punch some holes in the middle you will need to lightly fold both pieces of your paper without making a hard crease in the process.
  7. After your holes are punched take one of the trees with the pen traced side up and lay it in front of you. (It’s time to put the lights on the tree!)
  8. Take your colored tissue paper and cut little squares about 1 inch by 1 inch.
  9. After you cut out your tissue paper to the number of holes you put on your tree lay them out they way you want them.
  10. When you are done laying out your lights glue them down to the tree. (Warning don’t use a lot of glue when tacking these down the tissue paper will start to dissolve.
  11. If you prefer your lights to have a deeper color and a little less light shine through copy the same pattern on the other tree just make sure you put the tissue paper in the right holes so they colors and the tree still line up.
  12. After you have glued your tissue paper down to you trees and let them dry a little its time to assemble the tree together. lay you first tree so the tissue side is the up side then glue your brown rectangle at the bottom of the tree for the tree trunk.
  13. Then glue on the other tree tissue side on the down side. Make sure when you lay this down all your edges line up so the light will shine through the tissue paper covered holes.
  14. Now its time to decorate the tree!!!
  15. Take your glue and draw wavy lines across the tree where you want the garland to go across.
  16. Then sprinkle your glitter over the glue making sure to cover all the glue areas. Shake off access glitter.
  17. Color or stick on your tree ornaments and add anything else you would like for your tree decorations.
  18. Now take your yellow or gold star and glue that to the top of the tree.
  19. I added some light gold glitter glue that I had left over from a past project to the top of the star for a little extra texture but that’s up to you.

That is it!! Take your tree and hold it up to the window or a light and watch your Christmas Tree Glow. My little one really thought this was a neat decoration, seeing how Christmas lights are one of his most favorite things to look at this time of year.

Please comment back and remember to come back and share your Christmas Tree Sun Catcher Projects.

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