When it comes to making Christmas crafts, I’ve always loved the unique ways that actual nature can be used. Of course, you can get crafty with natural things found in your backyard any time of year, but I find the idea works particularly well around Christmas. I’ve been particularly enamoured lately with the idea of crafting Christmas ornaments made of twigs! That’s why I made this adorable twig Christmas tree, which turned out so perfectly that I ended up make another one and documenting the process, just to make sure everyone else can see how it was done as well.
Check out these step by step instructions complete with photos! If you’d rather follow along with a video tutorial instead of written words, scroll to the bottom of this post to find just what you’re looking for.
For this project, you’ll need:
- A wooden disc
- A snowflake shaped sequin
- Hot glue
- Paint (white)
- A paintbrush
Gather your materials!
Use your secateurs to cut your twig or twigs into smaller pieces. I kept some long, trimmed some down medium sized by cutting the, a little shorter, and also trimmed some much smaller ones, so I had a whole range of twigs in decreasing lengths.
Use your paintbrush and white paint to make the top surface of your wooden disc white like snow. This will be the base that your twig tree stands on. Set it aside to dry.
Once your white paint has dried, apply hot glue in the centre of your wooden disc. Then stick a piece of twig down on its end so it stands up. This will be your twig’ tree’s trunk. I chose a piece that was a little shorter and thicker.