When the year is ending, I really get into the mood to DIY some Christmas projects and Christmas tree ornament to decorate my house and Christmas Tree. Though my current home is not as perfect as I want it to be, I am sure next year will be better when I am in my new home. Just can’t wait to get over the renovation, I want to move in now!
Last year, I bought a new Christmas tree, a 7′ Royal Douglas Fir, it is huge and bushy, so big until it looks empty without adding more ornaments on it. This year, I made a few mini Christmas tree to hang on it. Hopefully, I will be able to add more DIY ornaments every year until I can replace all the store-bought ones from the past years and proclaim the tree to be Tree Of DIY Ornaments…. dreamer syndrome attack again but I sure hope that this wish will come true one day.
The concept of making these little Christmas tree ornaments is similar to my popular tutorials – Pencil Holder and the Candy Cone Memo Holder, that is by wrapping yarn or twine around the form, followed by embellishment. Younger kids can do it with some supervision and help from adults and older kids should be able to handle it without fuss.
I hope you enjoy making your own Christmas ornaments to decorate your tree as much as I do.
- Styrofoam cone, mini size
- Yarn or twine
- Mini Pom Pom
- Jingle bell
- All purpose adhesive, clear
- Tapestry needle
MORE DETAILS ON HOW TO MAKE CHRISTMAS TREE ORNAMENT
- a. Gather all the tools and materials to make this small Christmas tree ornament.
b. Trace the cone base on the wrong side of the yarn with pen or marker, cut out a circle.
- a. Squeeze some all-purpose-adhesive to the styrofoam cone, starting for the bottom and move upwards, part by part.
The brand of all-purpose adhesive I am using is Glue Sticks UHU ALL Purpose Adhesive, it is clear in color, super tacky and dry pretty fast too.
b. Wrap the cone with yarn or twine close enough to hide away the styrofoam surface. I used white linen yarn for this tutorial.
- When reaching the tip of the cone, cut the yarn away and hide the end on the tip with a small dot of glue.
Set it aside for drying, a few minutes will do, depends on the type of glue you are using.
- a. Fold the circle to 1/4 circle, mark the center point of the circle.
b. Punch 2 small holes near to the center by using tapestry needle.
c. Cut a short length of yarn, tie a jingle bell.
d. Insert the ends into the holes with tapestry needle.
- Glue the ends to the wrong side of the felt circle.
- Glue the felt base and the jingle bell to the base of the Christmas tree cone.
- Insert a short length yarn through the mini pom pom and tie to make the hanging string for the Christmas tree.
- Glue it on the tip of the cone. Hold it for a while until it has securely adhered.
This is the bare Christmas tree before embellishment. Depend on how you want to embellish it, I made 4 different designs here for you reference.
- Took out some sequins from the sequin garland.
- Glue a strip of sequin at the bottom of the tree.
- Glue each sequin on the tree with the help of tweezers to complete the Christmas tree.
- This is blue linen yarn with blue sequin.
- Green linen yarn with pearl white sequin.
- This is jute twine with heart paper garland sticker.