Since my daughter is in Kindergarten I thought it would be sweet to make a simple ornament for everyone in her class as Christmas gifts. I already knew that every child in her class celebrated Christmas. I did not just assume, I made sure before doing this craft! These DIY popsicle stick Christmas tree ornaments would make a great Christmas gift from your child for grandparents, friends, teacher and/or classmates!
Let me show you how I made these easy DIY popsicle stick Christmas tree ornaments. I made 33 and I did it all in around an hour one evening with the help of my daughter, so I promise it is really fast and simple.
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I already had all these supplies on hand from past projects so this made it even easier for me. I would definitely see what you already have at home. But, here are links to the items that I used:
- Popsicle sticks (These are the same length as mine 4.5″ but a tiny bit wider)
- Sharp adult scissors
- Hot glue gun and glue sticks
- Yarn (this yarn is really awesome!)
- Multicolored pom poms
- 1/2″ Red pom poms (Glittery option)
- Jingle bells (I don’t know the exact size I have. They are 1/2″ or a bit smaller)
I made a bunch of different variations to keep it fun for us to make them, but below is the basic idea. The ones with a lot of yarn wrapped around them did take awhile, so I do not recommend those if you need to make a lot.
Cut a popsicle stick down for the bottom part of the tree. Hot glue the two longer sticks and shorter one to form a triangle.
Glue on your decorations. I used jingle bells for the stars and various combinations of pom poms and/or yarn for the ornaments and tinsel. I used hot glue to attach everything. However, I do think that your child could glue on the pom poms with kids craft glue and it should work. I wanted to make sure they would be more sturdy so I had my daughter tell me what patterns/combinations she wanted and I did the gluing.
Flip it over and glue a piece of yarn or string in a loop. Trim the excess string.
I had my daughter write her name and the year on the back of each one too. The added bonus was she got a ton of letter and number practice ha!
That is it! Super easy and so cute! Happy holidays everyone. I hope you had fun making these!
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