Crafts & DIY
Gather yarn and twine to make these adorably rustic Christmas tree ornaments
Making these is a great activity to do with the kids.
Michael Dabu
12.02.22

Can you feel the cold breeze coming from afar? What about the colder days and nights?

If your answer is “yes”, then what you are feeling is not just a temperature change, it simply means that Christmas is already in the air.

Apart from dining with your family, exchanging gifts, and the resonating sound of toasts, there’s one more thing people look forward to for the holiday season.

Putting up Christmas decorations.

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We’re almost halfway through November and we only have a few days left to put our Christmas decorations up.

However, if you’re budget is a little tight then you might just find yourself recycling your old decorations from last year.

Thankfully, we are blessed with tons of DIY tutorial videos on how to make Christmas decorations.

Just like this one from Antonia Florence and her YouTube channel Taffleberry Lane.

Making these Christmas ornaments is easy.

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YouTube - Taffleberry Lane

You just need to grab a couple of materials that are most likely available in every household.

To make these decorations, you need:

  • a macrame cord,
  • yarn
  • twine in different colors
  • wooden charms or beads
  • embroidery floss

For the cutout Christmas tree templates:

  • cardboard
  • scissors
  • ruler
  • glue gun
  • marker
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YouTube - Taffleberry Lane

The video shows Florence cutting out tiny tree templates that are 2 inches wide and 4 inches long, but you can modify the measurement according to your preference.

Next, she wraps the base.

She uses natural color twine to create the resemblance of a tree trunk.

According to her, the base part doesn’t require glue in every line, so Antonia only applies glue every 2 lines.

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YouTube - Taffleberry Lane

Moving on to the top portion of the tree cut-outs, she wraps each with cotton macrame cords.

This time, though, she applies glue on each line since the material is a little thicker and heavier compared to the twine.

According to her, making these little decorations goes best with some Christmas songs playing in the background.

We can’t forget the detailing.

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YouTube - Taffleberry Lane

Florence has tips for the tips.

If the tip of your tree doesn’t end up perfect, worry not because Florence has an idea of how to cover them up beautifully.

She grabs some little star-shaped wooden charms and glues them on top of each tree.

This also hides the thread (twine) on each ornament so they’re all ready for hanging on your Christmas trees.

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YouTube - Taffleberry Lane

Now for the garland.

The embroidery floss does the job, just simply wrap them around each decor in a diagonal direction.

It adds accent and glam to your Christmas tree ornaments.

By the looks of it, gold and other shiny colors go best with the garland.

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YouTube - Taffleberry Lane

The final touches are in your hands.

In Florence’s case, she chooses to put some of her old beads.

But again, everything is all up to your creative imagination.

There’s no blueprint for making these Christmas tree ornaments, you can be as creative as possible.

Never limit yourself, fulfill yourself by making your Christmas decorations uniquely beautiful and colorful.

YouTube - Taffleberry Lane
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YouTube - Taffleberry Lane

Just like Florence, make use of your old beads or anything that you think is the best addition to your decoration.

After all, this season only happens once in a year so you better make the most out of it by spending time and effort in making them.

You may also scroll around Florence’s YouTube channel if you want to see more of her DIY tutorial videos.

Her creations are also available on her Instagram account so make sure to visit it.

See just how simple making your own Christmas tree ornaments is in the video below!

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By Michael Dabu
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Michael Dabu is a contributor at SBLY Media.
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