Christmas is just around the corner and the excitement is gaining momentum in our house as Christmas Eve creeps closer and closer. The girls are excitedly writing lists, planning meals and remembering the treasure trove of decorations stored in our attic. You can never have too many Christmas decorations and these super cute pipe cleaner Christmas Trees are always on our list of ‘Christmas Makes’ along with these Pipe Cleaner and Perler Bead Christmas Trees, Pipe Cleaner Reindeer Decorations, Pipe Cleaner Candy Canes, Sparkly Snowmen, Bottle Top Snowflakes and Glittery Helicopter Seed Decorations.
Materials Needed – How To Make – More Christmas Decorations
Materials Needed To Make Pipe Cleaner Christmas Trees
30cm green pipe cleaners (I used cotton pipe cleaners as they work better with pva glue but chenille could work just as well you just might find them a bit thick),
mini pom poms
a glue gun or PVA (white) glue.
How To Make Your Pipecleaner Christmas Trees
The Pipe Cleaner Christmas Trees are pretty easy to make but they are a little fiddly because of their size. Younger kids may find these pipe cleaner and perler bead Christmas Tree decorations easier to make.
The first thing you need to do is curl your pipe cleaner into a snail shell shape.
Next, carefully pull up from the center of the snail shape to create your cone shape.
Wrap/tuck the outer end of the pipe cleaner around the next curl to secure a circle base (this allows the pipe cleaner to stand).
Finally, glue your pom poms to the pipe cleaner.
You can add a thread to hang them on your tree, set them around as stand-alone decorations, use them as placeholders let the kids whisk a few off to place in dolls and Playmobil houses.