The Christmas Tree & Handmade Decorations

December 11, 2010

Real Christmas TreeThe Christmas tree: It’s often the centrepiece of a home in the lead up to Christmas day.  It’s where presents wait, where pictures are taken and where all the action is on Christmas day. If you don’t have a Christmas tree, it’s easy to make one.   For the tree, find a branch that has enough twigs (like the one my gorgeous friend found, pictured left) or buy decorative twigs (as I have done, pictured below).  Place the tree in a vase or a pot and decorate. I handmade the decorations (except the butterflies) and the “how to” tutorials are below.  I think it looks so pretty!  Sure, it’s  far cry from the a traditional Christmas tree but I think handmade trees look just as festive.

If you’re interested, here is a link detailing the history of the Christmas Tree:  The Chronological History of the Christmas Tree.

Make your own Christmas Tree decorations

Make your own Christmas decorations

Make a Peace Dove Decoration

Make Your Own Christmas Tree Decorations

Beaded Christmas Decoration

Materials: beads, craft wire

1. Bend a loop in craft wire.

2. Thread beads on wire.

3. Circle unlooped end of wire through the loop.

4.  Twist to fasten and create a hanging loop.

Peace Dove Decoration

Materials: Double-sided scrapbooking paper, template (below), scissors, ribbon

The PDF file below contains the instructions and template for the  paper Peace Dove Decoration.

Tip: Use double sided Christmas scrapbooking paper for a beautiful result.

Christmas Peace Dove Decoration Template

To see pictures of the entire range of Christmas Crafts on this blog, click here: Christmas Crafts.

More Christmas Craft Posts

Christmas Candy Cane Reindeer Craft

Magazine Christmas Tree

Christmas Peace Dove Template

Christmas Wreath Tree Decoration

Christmas Plastic Cup Craft

Christmas Plastic Cup Reindeer

Santa’s North Pole

Colourful Christmas Craft Ideas

Christmas Mobile Craft

Christmas Story Games

Christmas Bethlehem Star

Christmas Bells — Jingle All The Way

Christmas Angel Craft

Christmas Gift Ideas for Friends and Teachers

Handmade Christmas Tree Decorations

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Debbie WillsonNo Gravatar December 11, 2010 at 8:17 pm

Hey, this is totally awesome….so much so my 6 yr old is dancing around me insisting we go off and do it….now…this minute….!! lol


Kelly Be A Fun MumNo Gravatar December 15, 2010 at 5:35 pm

Awwww, I hope you enjoy it! Cute!


BookChookNo Gravatar December 11, 2010 at 8:19 pm

It does look lovely! I particularly like the peace dove.


Kelly Be A Fun MumNo Gravatar December 15, 2010 at 5:35 pm

I know! They are so cute… but so easy too.


wanelo.comNo Gravatar February 18, 2014 at 9:14 pm

That’s a sensible answer to a challenging question


MelissaNo Gravatar December 11, 2010 at 8:37 pm

I wish I’d seen this an hour or so ago – I got my beads out ready to make some decorations & couldn’t find inspiration! Looks like I’ll need to try the beaded wreath tomorrow :)


Kelly Be A Fun MumNo Gravatar December 15, 2010 at 5:38 pm

Well, if you do, take a pic and post it on my wall.


sharron peacockNo Gravatar December 11, 2010 at 8:40 pm

Gorgeous!!! xx


Kelly Be A Fun MumNo Gravatar December 15, 2010 at 5:39 pm

Thanks Shazz x


TinaNo Gravatar December 12, 2010 at 9:03 am

Love it! Love the little peace dove :)


Kelly Be A Fun MumNo Gravatar December 15, 2010 at 5:39 pm

Thanks Tina. I was surpirsed how well the peace dove turned out.


CraftyMummyNo Gravatar December 15, 2010 at 2:32 pm

Lovely tree! And the decorations are very cute!

If you get a minute, I’d love it if you linked it up to my Christmas link-up week:


Kelly Be A Fun MumNo Gravatar December 15, 2010 at 5:29 pm

Thanks CM. I will!


Tammy @ Not Just Paper and GlueNo Gravatar December 16, 2010 at 1:19 am

I love all of your little decorations. Very pretty.


Jenn Erickson/Rook No. 17No Gravatar December 16, 2010 at 3:49 am

What beautiful projects! Thank you for the tutorials! The Peace Dove would look lovely on a wrapped gift or gift bag too. Stopping by from the ornament linky at Mummy Crafts. Happy Holidays!



Sarah @ Catching the MagicNo Gravatar December 17, 2010 at 7:42 am

Stunning! I have my eye on the beautiful bird decoration – my girls would love making those.


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