Add a natural rustic touch to your Christmas tree with homemade ornaments made with twigs or sticks.
These cute Christmas tree twig ornaments are a fun craft that kids and adults can make to decorate the Christmas tree together. Learn how to make rustic twig ornaments in the shape of a Christmas tree with a wooden star on top with the step by step instructions and video tutorial below. You may also like Fingerprint Lights Christmas Tree Cards.
Twig Christmas Tree Ornament Craft Supplies
- Twigs or sticks
- Pruning shears
- Wooden stars (assorted sizes)
- Glue gun with glue sticks
- Jute twine, bakers twine, or ribbon (optional)
Prepare to Make Twig Christmas Tree Ornaments
Step 1 – Collect Twigs or Sticks
Ornaments made from sticks and twigs are fun for kids and adults to make together from start to finish. Invite children outside to go on a nature hunt for thin twigs and sticks that can be used to make Christmas tree twig ornaments. Head out into the park or your local woods in search of small fallen limbs and branches. Sticks and twigs that are approximately 1/8 – 1/4 inch in diameter work great.
Another form of “twig” that works perfectly for twig tree crafts is rose stems. Trim the stems of roses into 4 to 5-inch sections, and place them somewhere to dry out before using them to make twig Christmas trees and other crafts. Once they are inflexible and stiff, they are ready to make twig ornaments.
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Step 2 – Trim Twigs with Pruning sheers
Use a pair of pruning shears to trim twigs and sticks into 4 to 5-inch sections to make rustic twig Christmas trees. Watch out for flying twigs! Safety glasses are optional but recommended.
How to Make Twig Ornaments
Gather your trimmed twigs and the twig ornament supplies listed to make rustic twig Christmas ornaments, and plug in your glue gun. (Please note: glue guns are hot and dangerous tools. Children need to be taught how to use them safely and be well supervised when using them.)
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To make each twig Christmas tree ornament you will need:
- One wooden Star
- Three 4 to 5-inch twigs or sticks
- One 5 – 8-inch section of twine or ribbon (optional)
If you would like your rustic twig Christmas tree ornament to have a hanger, you will need twine or ribbon. They can also be hung by placing the twig Christmas tree ornament right onto a limb as shown in the photo below.
Once you have your supplies and the glue gun is hot and ready, follow the step-by-step instructions below to make rustic tree twig ornaments.
Step 1 – Glue a loop of twine onto the back of a wooden star (optional)
If you would like your Christmas tree twig ornaments to have a hanger, cut a 5 to 8-inch section of twine and fold it in half. If not, skip this step and move onto step two. Next, put a drop of glue on the back of a wooden star and lay the twine’s ends in it to create the twig tree ornament hanger.
Step 2 – Glue a pair of twigs to the back of the wooden star
Create the top of the twig Christmas tree by gluing a pair of twigs onto the back of the wooden star. This step is demonstrated in the Christmas twig tree ornaments video below the written instructions.
Step 3 – Trim the third twig for Christmas tree twig ornaments
Use pruning shears to trim the third twig about an inch and set the smaller piece aside until step 5. This final stick will be laid across the bottom to connect the first two sticks to complete the Christmas tree triangle.
Step 4 – Glue the third twig to create the bottom of the twig Christmas tree
Please pick up the larger piece of the remaining twig and put a dollop of glue on both sides of the stick to attach it in place.
Step 5 – Add the trunk to the bottom of the twig tree ornament
Glue the remaining section of twig leftover from the third stick and glue it to the bottom of the twig ornament to create the trunk of the Christmas tree.
Christmas Tree Twig Ornaments Video Tutorial
Have a look at the step by step video below to “see” how to make rustic twig ornaments.
Rustic Twig Ornaments
Invite children to help you make twig ornaments in the shape of Christmas trees, and then use them to decorate your Christmas tree. Natural homemade ornaments add a rustic touch to your winter home decor you just can’t get at the store.
Learn how to make rustic Christmas ornaments in the shape of a snowflake, star, and Christmas tree a slightly different way over on Simple As That Blog. Or, hop over to have a look-see at Show and Tell U to see the fun way that they make Xmas trees out of twigs and sticks.
Crafting with natural materials is fun for kids and adults of all ages. You may also like this list of nature crafts, and the list of rustic Christmas ornament crafts made with natural materials below.