I really can’t believe how fast Christmas is rolling around this year, it seems as if the last one has only just been and gone. I think we’re all expecting this one to be a bit different from the normal with everything that’s going on in the world right now. Our normal Christmas day is a big family event but its looking like it may be a smaller one this year. Its a real shame but at the end of the day we all have to try and do what we can to keep ourselves and others safe. Personally we’re still determined to make the most of it and i can’t wait to decorate our house up like a grotto with all of our handmade crafts and décor, just like these yarn weaving Christmas tree decorations – perhaps we might even put it all up a little earlier this year!
Here’s what we used
- 4 green (or painted green) popsicle sticks
- Green yarn
- Silver card
- Glue gun (pva does work but requires a lot more time)
- Optional pieces to decorate with.
How to make our yarn weaving Christmas tree decorations
Take three of your popsicle sticks and glue them together at one end to form an arrow shape then leave your sticks to dry. I would recommend using a glue gun for the best results.
Take the yarn and tie the loose end onto one of your sticks as close to the point as possible. Begin weaving your yarn through the sticks in an over, under pattern as above. You can just tuck the lose end of your knot into the weave to hide it.
Holding your yarn tight, push the woven yarn upwards to remove any gaps.
Repeat this process until you near the bottom of you tree. Once you are happy, chop your yarn to length and secure the lose end on the back of your tree by sticking or tying it.
Take your last popsicle stick and glue it stretching from the bottom of each side popsicle stick. Add a little star to the top and it really starts to look like a festive Christmas tree!
Finish off by decorating your tree and attaching a loop to the back by either tying or gluing it. Once dry the Christmas tree decorations are ready to display!