Every Christmas, I’m inspired to gather my shopping supplies from the great outdoors, and come up with something different. So today, I’m sharing my newest… a rustic twig Christmas tree on a branch ornament, made in minutes!
You may recognize the method. It’s a variation of the original twig garland created HERE. With the tiniest of twists…
If you gradually cut all the twigs at different lengths, it resembles a rustic little twig Christmas tree!
So…. let this finally be the spring board to bringing you moremoremore easy and quick, ideas for Christmas! I can hope… 🙂
Here’s how I did it…
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How to make a rustic twig Christmas tree ornament on a branch or whatever you wish!
String or twine (thin to tie twigs)
twigs of choice
heavier branch if desired
1. Gather twigs of like minded thickness.
I purchased this bundle of craft twigs from a thrift store a few years back. You can find them most anywhere.
Or go totally rustic and go for the natural twists and bends nature provides.
2. Cut a whole bunch in graduating lengths.
4. Finding the centre of the string, create a loop, and insert the longest (bottom of the tree) twig.
5. Tighten, then do another knot for extra strength.
The twigs naturally twist, creating a tree like image!
Now I get to figure out where mine will live over Christmas… to be continued.
Below are a few items that contain affiliate links. The twigs would work awesome for garlands!
Here’s the original twig garland, done the same way, but with all cuts the same length. And here’s one done with grape vine branches and pinecones, broken at their natural joins. Here’s a chevron, or zig zag branch garland used for my front door. Playing with twigs is fun! Think you’ll give the much quicker tree variation a try? Any interest seeing it done on Periscope? Sometimes it’s just easier to show than explain… Note: this post contains some affiliate links so you can easily find some of these supplies. There is no added cost to you. Full disclosure page is HERE.