Easy Christmas Crafts: Chenille Stem Christmas Tree
This Easy Christmas Crafts Chenille Stem Christmas Tree uses one chenille stem, 10 inches of ribbon or yarn, a ruler and scissors - that's it for a fast, fun, easy and inexpensive project.
This easy Christmas crafts project can be fun for young and old alike. It can be an ornament, an addition to a pretty package or a small keepsake gift.
Take a look at this olive green version of the fun little tree then view the how-to-make instructions below.
This little tree takes less time to make than it takes to read the instructions!
Easy Christmas Crafts: Chenille Stem Christmas Tree Materials and Tools:
Chenille stem - one 12-inch
Ribbon or yarn - one 10-inch piece
The Steps for How to Make the Easy Christmas Crafts: Chenille Stem Christmas Tree:
Fold the 12-inch chenille stem in half.
Make a bend in both wires 1/2 inch from the folded end.
Make the next bend in both wires in the opposite direction 1/4 inch from the previous bend.
Each bend will be in the opposite direction from the previous bend making a zig-zag pattern.
The next bend in both wires is 1 inch from the last bend.
The fourth bend is 3/4 inch from the third bend.
The fifth bend is 1 1/2 inches from the previous bend.
In summary, the bends are 1/2 inch, 1/4 inch, 1 inch, 3/4 inch, and 1 1/2 inch.
Next, open the wires into the tree shape.
The shorter bends should point inward, and the longer bends should point outward.
Bend each end by 1/4 inch, lock the ends together and fold the ends down to connect the bottom of the chenille stem Christmas tree.
The next step adds fun and character to the little tree.
Curve each of the wire segments to form the Christmas tree shape.
This one is more slender than the olive green version above. It's interesting the different character you can add with just a few curves.
Slip the ribbon into the top of the tree and knot the two ends together to form a loop.
Trim the ribbon ends if necessary.
This little chenille stem Christmas tree hangs against a white background.
It could just as easily be added to a gift or decorate a place setting.
A shiny green chenille stem made the next little tree which hangs using gold yarn.
Take a look at this shiny silver tree with its silver yarn hanging loop.
The next pictures shows the four different trees with their different character traits of color and shape along with the type of chenille stem and hanging loop.
This fast, easy and inexpensive project is fun for everyone. Plus, the results quickly add up for ornaments, package ties or small gifts.
Just a few or quite a lot of the little trees can be made quickly and inexpensively.
This Easy Christmas Crafts Chenille Stem Christmas Tree provides loads of fun for kids, adults and seniors!