It’s that time of year, when Christmas crafts are all the rage, and moms everywhere are looking for easy crafts to do with kids! I am a big fan of simple and handmade crafts that can be used in home decor. And these easy ribbon and craft stick Christmas tree ornaments are one of the easiest things in the world to make.
To make these pretty and festive ribbon trees you will need:
Begin by laying 5 craft sticks together horizontally. Draw the outline of a tree on them. A large triangle is all you need.
Cut the sticks on the lines to form the shape of the tree. Craft sticks are pretty easy to cut, but it may not be possible with kids’ scissors, so bear that in mind if you’re doing this with your children.
If you want, you can cut the top triangle from scraps of another stick to avoid wastage. But if you’re making multiple ornaments, it’s easy enough to cut several small tips from one stick.
Cut your ribbon into pieces that cover each of your craft stick tree parts. Lay them on top to ensure they look good. You can use all the same ribbon or you can choose to switch it up.
Glue the ribbon on to the sticks and then trim the ends to the shape of the sticks.
Take one last craft stick to act as your tree base. Glue each of your ribboned sticks onto it. You can glue them close together or leave a small gap between them. Either way looks great.
After you’ve glued all the pieces onto the stick base, flip it over and add a small loop of ribbon on the back so you can hang it.
The finished project has a very rustic country feel, and it looks great hanging on your tree, off your mantle, or even as a cupboard decoration. The kids love seeing them, and the whole craft only takes a few minutes.
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Katie Reed is a passionate writer and mother of four vivacious boys from Salt Lake City, Utah. Drawing from her own journey through TTC, pregnancy, and the joys of raising children, she offers a wealth of insight into the world of motherhood. Beyond her heartfelt tales, Katie delights her readers with family-friendly recipes, engaging crafts, and a curated library of printables for both kids and adults. When she’s not penning her experiences, you’ll find her crafting memories with her husband and sons—Dexter, Daniel, Chester, and Wilder.