DIY Christmas Tree Decorations

These DIY Christmas Tree Decorations are so easy to make and so versatile to suit all colour schemes. Everything I used came out of my craft supplies. No specialist items needed!

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Let’s start with a list of items you need to make your DIY Christmas tree decorations.

* Thick card (I used card from a cardboard box)

*Sturdy decorative card 

*Wool (whichever colour you want to use)

* Sellotape


*Pencil and ruler

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First step is to draw out your triangle onto the card. You can use whatever measurements you prefer or you can copy mine from the picture above. Then you need to cut it out.

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Next, using your decorative card you need to draw out the shape above. The bottom wants to be 2cm smaller than your main triangle and half the height plus 2cm to make a tab. Cut this out too.

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Fold over the tab and using the sellotape stick your two shapes together so your ‘tree’ stands like in the pictures above.

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Stick the end of your chosen wool to the triangle tree with sellotape and start to wind the wool around the card. It can be a little tricky around the point!

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Continue wrapping the wool around thick enough so that you can no longer see the card underneath. Work your way down the triangle remembering to lift the flap on the reverse when you get to it.

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Before you get to the end, cut a 3×8 cm piece of your decorative card. Fold a 2 cm tab on each end and stick one side to your tree with sellotape on the very edge like in the picture. Continue to wrap your wool until you get to the bottom edge. Tie off the wool at the back, cut it and tuck the end in.

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Lastly, stick the tab from your card strip to the flap on the back of your tree so it stands!

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Ta Da! Your tree is finished! I’m totally in love with this project. I love that if you do any kind of crafting on a regular basis you are going to have everything you need already. Even if you don’t and have to go shopping the cost per tree is pence not pounds!

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To finish my trees off I folded some origami stars. To make them I used this tutorial from Homemade gifts made easy. I used plain white paper then added a little glitter.

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I made a smaller tree in blue and a larger tree in pink. These are the colours I’ll be using to decorate in my office/library. The best thing about these trees though is that you can make them in any colour you like. 

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I really hope you give these DIY christmas tree decorations a go and let me know what you think in the comments at the bottom of the page. There are also links to share the project to facebook, twitter and pinterest below so if you like the project please share, share, share! 

Lianne x

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  1. December 19, 2016 / 11:09 am

    Love these! What a cute and fun idea! And they are so easy to make! I think i will have to add some to my decorations! Thank you!

    • Lianne
      December 19, 2016 / 11:21 am

      Thanks, they are super easy!

  2. December 19, 2016 / 11:13 am

    Such fabulous ideas. I really like the idea of this and definitely something I will try with my children. Thank you

    • Lianne
      December 19, 2016 / 11:21 am

      Thanks, have fun making them! 🙂

  3. December 19, 2016 / 11:49 am

    What an adorable DIY idea! Definitely gonna be trying this out.

    • Lianne
      December 19, 2016 / 2:42 pm

      Thank you 🙂

  4. December 19, 2016 / 1:16 pm

    Cool idea! My daughter would love it. These tree decorations will be perfect for our school Christmas fair: easy to make and the result is amazing.

    • Lianne
      December 19, 2016 / 2:45 pm

      That’s great! Thank you 🙂

  5. December 19, 2016 / 2:59 pm

    Those are so cute and so easy! They would look beautiful in a Christmas village scene!

    • Lianne
      December 20, 2016 / 8:24 am

      Thank you! 🙂

  6. December 19, 2016 / 5:24 pm

    These are so cute! I love it .My girls wanted to make some more decorations and this is the perfect project for them. Thanks so much!

    • Lianne
      December 20, 2016 / 8:25 am

      Thank you, I hope you all have a great time making them together 🙂

  7. December 19, 2016 / 8:57 pm

    How adorable!

    You’re so crafty, and talented! Love these trees!

    xx, Jamie

    • Lianne
      December 20, 2016 / 8:25 am

      Thank you x

  8. December 19, 2016 / 11:31 pm

    These are so adorable! I love the look of bottle brush trees but these yarn ones are way more my taste and so easy to make! Thanks

    • Lianne
      December 20, 2016 / 8:26 am

      Thank you! 🙂

  9. December 20, 2016 / 12:21 am

    These are so adorable! Plus they don’t look too difficult either — I hate starting a DIY project and realizing mid way through that it’s too hard and not going to come out right, haha!

    • Lianne
      December 20, 2016 / 8:29 am

      ha ha The first two trees I made I wrapped in the wool first and tried to fix the stand after, that did not work lol. Thanks 🙂

  10. December 20, 2016 / 3:11 am

    These are some great decorations and they seem really easy to make. Thanks for sharing!

    • Lianne
      December 20, 2016 / 8:29 am

      Thank you!

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