The Christmas Tree & Handmade Decorations

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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Kelly loves life at both ends of the spectrum: wearing high heel shoes one day and hiking boots the next; sipping tea out of a pretty cup and slurping hot coffee from a camping mug; challenging herself physically and stopping for quiet unhurried moments to feel the wind on her face. Kelly and her husband Matthew seek to live a fun and adventurous life with their four children and pet bird.

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  1. says

    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 :)

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