DIY rustic twig Christmas tree ornament on a branch

Love Christmas decorating with nature? Make this DIY rustic twig Christmas tree ornament in minutes! Easy, affordable, and a very kid-friendly Christmas craft!

Rustic twig Christmas tree ornament on a branch

Love Christmas decorating with nature? Make this DIY rustic twig Christmas tree ornament in minutes! Easy, affordable, and a very kid-friendly Christmas craft!

Every Christmas, when I’m dreaming up ways to decorate my home for Christmas, I’m inspired to gather my shopping supplies from the great outdoors, to come up with natural Christmas decorating ideas. Natural Christmas decorations are just the most fun to create!

So today, I’m sharing my newest… a DIY rustic twig Christmas tree on a branch ornament, made in minutes!

You may recognize this 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, the shape takes on a Christmas tree look!

This little rustic twig ornament is so simple and easy to make. And would make a great craft for kids as well!

So here’s how to easily craft this cute and natural Christmas tree ornament using just a few twigs and string!

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Rustic twig Christmas tree ornament on a branch

 

Love Christmas decorating with nature? Make this DIY rustic twig Christmas tree ornament in minutes! Easy, affordable, and a very kid-friendly Christmas craft!

Supplies needed:

 

String or twine (thin to tie twigs)
Natural twigs (straight like THESE twigs make it easy!)
Scissors
Garden clippers


Love Christmas decorating with nature? Make this DIY rustic twig Christmas tree ornament in minutes! Easy, affordable, and a very kid-friendly Christmas craft!

Preparing the twigs

 

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. With garden pruners, cut a whole bunch of the twigs in graduating lengths.

3. Pull out a piece of string, 2 arm’s length long.

Love Christmas decorating with nature? Make this DIY rustic twig Christmas tree ornament in minutes! Easy, affordable, and a very kid-friendly Christmas craft!

How to tie the twigs together

 

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.

6. Create another loose loop, insert another twig…

Love Christmas decorating with nature? Make this DIY rustic twig Christmas tree ornament in minutes! Easy, affordable, and a very kid-friendly Christmas craft!
… tighten, double knot (or double tie??)

Love Christmas decorating with nature? Make this DIY rustic twig Christmas tree ornament in minutes! Easy, affordable, and a very kid-friendly Christmas craft!

Adding more twigs

 

Continue until the last twig is used.

The twigs naturally twist, creating a Christmas tree shape!

Love Christmas decorating with nature? Make this DIY rustic twig Christmas tree ornament in minutes! Easy, affordable, and a very kid-friendly Christmas craft!

Ways to hang the twig tree ornament

 

Hang the ornament from a ladder

 

The finished DIY Christmas tree ornament

Then hang it wherever desired, for a wonderful, natural Christmas craft project you can make for absolutely free!

Love Christmas decorating with nature? Make this DIY rustic twig Christmas tree ornament in minutes! Easy, affordable, and a very kid-friendly Christmas craft!

Hang it from a vintage hanger with other decorations

 

Here’s the DIY twig Christmas tree ornament hanging from a vintage hanger along with a few other Christmas tree ornaments, such as a star, evergreen branch and simple ornament.

Very Scandinavian Christmas kinda cute, don’t you think?

Love Christmas decorating with nature? Make this DIY rustic twig Christmas tree ornament in minutes! Easy, affordable, and a very kid-friendly Christmas craft!

Charming  hung from a doorknob

 

And the Christmas tree ornament looks simple and adorable hung from a doorknob as well. This Christmas decoration doesn’t really need anything fancy to look great.

Love Christmas decorating with nature? Make this DIY rustic twig Christmas tree ornament in minutes! Easy, affordable, and a very kid-friendly Christmas craft!

Hang from a heavy branch

 

But I will admit, my favorite idea is to hang the twig Christmas tree ornament from a heavier branch. I love this all natural Christmas look!

Other Christmas decorating ideas to add:

 

Rustic Christmas ball ornaments like THESE

Add some these rustic star ornaments

Drape some fairy lights around the main branch


The hardest part will be to figure out where to hang yours… so best make more than one!

Think you’ll give this idea a go? How would you hang your Christmas twig ornament?

Other Christmas decorating twig projects to make:

 

twig garland / funkyjunkinteriors.net

Here’s the original twig garland, done the same way, but with all cuts the same length.

twig pinecone garland / funkyjunkinteriors.net

And here’s one done with grape vine branches and pinecones, broken at their natural joins.

chevron twig garland for front door / funkyjunkinteriors.net

Here’s a chevron, or zig zag branch garland used for my front door.

Craft an easy, industrial Christmas garland with jar rims, pinecones and twigs! Easy and affordable Christmas decoration!

Create a mason jar rim twig garland

Visit many other garland ideas HERE

And all my Christmas decorating to date HERE

Creating and decorating for Christmas with twigs is fun!

Think you’ll give these rustic Christmas twig decorating ideas a try?


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7 thoughts on “DIY rustic twig Christmas tree ornament on a branch

  1. What fun! I love shopping in nature for my Christmas decorating. I think I might have to give the twig garland a try. This Sunday afternoon our whole family went for a walk in the woods to gather evergreen boughs. It was so fun and then I have been having a blast decorating with them ever since. I did also come back with a weathered branch to use in my decorating.

  2. I enjoy decorating and crafting with Mother Nature finds. I think they offer such a warm and homey feeling, especially through the holidays. I really like the grapevine and pinecone garland. And I’m in love with the ornaments on the branch..so sweet! I can’t wait to get outside this afternoon and find a branch to make my own! Thanks for the inspiration!

  3. Very easy to do and elegant and fun to do with kids, I bet, Donna! I love the idea of using natural elements in Christmas decorations….fit’s my philosophy of ‘Simple Christmas.’

  4. Too cute. These are the things I love, the little surprises you find here and there. Would be great at the end of your drapes also. Thanks for another inspiration.

  5. I save “things I love” to my Pinterest boards all the time but rarely do I find something that I have to make right now! That is how I feel about your twig tree and hanging.
    Thank you!

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