Rustic Stick Ornament

Collect a few twigs on your next walk and use them to make this rustic ornament.  Decorate your little tree with beads, sequins, and ribbon.  Then use it to add a rustic charm to your Christmas tree.

 

 You will need:

A long straight stick

A popsicle stick

Glue

Sequins

Gold ribbon

  

 Step 1.

 

Break the stick into pieces.  You want nine pieces, making each stick slightly smaller than the previous stick.

 

 Step 2.

 

Glue the sticks to the popsicle stick, leaving about one half inch of the popsicle stick to form the trunk.  Cut off the rest of the popsicle stick.

 


Gilded Salt Dough Ornaments

 Step 3.

Top the tree with a little bow.  Glue on a loop of ribbon so that you can hang the ornament on the tree.

 

 Step 4.

Decorate the tree with sequins or beads.

 


Birdseed Ornaments

According to the Guiness Book of World Records, the fastest time to decorate a tree was 36.89 seconds!  The record does not say exactly how the tree looked...  Most of us like to make decorating the tree into a fun event, but if you're in a hurry this holiday, perhaps you can set a new record!


A rustic heart ornament

Crafts

These cute trees are quickly stitched or glued together from felt. Stuff them with Kisses or Peppermints, and they make good party favors or small gifts.

Shape and starch string to make this delicate heart ornament.

The whole family will enjoy making these rustic burlap ornaments. They will add a touch of homemade charm to your Christmas tree.