Curly Pipe Cleaner Tree Ornaments DIY

Curly Pipe Cleaner Tree Ornaments DIY

At first glance, these simple trees are probably screaming “kid project.” Right?  May I confess these were actually a simple nice “mom project”? Let me explain myself.

Curly Pipe Cleaner Tree Ornaments DIY

My daughter’s school is having a little contest where each student can make a Christmas tree/ornament/nativity scene/wreath/etc. to enter. Miss J immediately told me she wanted to make a tree ornament from pipe cleaners. So off to the store we went and found some nice colorful pipe cleaners. She sat down and made this:

Curly Pipe Cleaner Tree Ornaments DIY

I sat down and made these curly ones. She liked mine, but thought hers was better ;) I seriously love how that girl is so confident in herself. Love it! I thought this would be a fun kid project though and wanted to share with you.

Curly Pipe Cleaner Tree Ornaments DIY

It doesn’t take long at all and can be an inexpensive craft to make.

Curly Pipe Cleaner Tree Ornaments DIY

You will need:
-Pipe cleaners
-Ruler
-Scissors
-Stems (I used 7″ sticks, but you could use popsicle sticks, dowels, etc.)
-Glue (I used a hot glue gun, but with little ones regular glue works)
-String

Curly Pipe Cleaner Tree Ornaments DIY

Choose four pipe cleaners for the tree. Cut them these lengths from bottom to top: 7″, 6″, 5″, and 4″.

Curly Pipe Cleaner Tree Ornaments DIY

Wrap each one around your finger and then stretch it out.

Curly Pipe Cleaner Tree Ornaments DIY

Glue the pipe cleaners onto the stems.

Curly Pipe Cleaner Tree Ornaments DIY

Let the glue dry.

Curly Pipe Cleaner Tree Ornaments DIY

Take a piece of string (mine were 10″ long each) and fold in half. Knot together at open end.

Curly Pipe Cleaner Tree Ornaments DIY

Place top of tree stem in the middle of string.

Curly Pipe Cleaner Tree Ornaments DIY

Take the end with the knot and up and over the stem. Pull it through the loop at the other end until tight.

Curly Pipe Cleaner Tree Ornaments DIY

Bring the string to the back and glue in place for extra hold.

Have fun!
-Jess

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