Easy Handmade Christmas Ornaments

by DeeDee
5 Materials
30 Minutes
Handmade Christmas Ornaments, what sweet gift to give during the holidays! I decided to make a few different ornaments this year. One was for an ornament swap I participated in over on Instagram. Pop over to my Instagram (ddcamp170) to see what ornament I received. The other two ornaments below were just fun to do and I'm sure I'll find a good place to use them.

Not only would they make a fun gift, but what a cute embellishment they would make to your Christmas gifts.
I knew I wanted to use cinnamon sticks in my project because I already had so many of them on hand from creating my Hot Cocoa Station. You can read about that in my last post here on Hometalk.

Anywhoobs, the one I'm going to show you how to make is a cinnamon stick Christmas Tree. Easy!

You will need the following items to recreate my tree:

Fabric of your choice (I used Fat Quarters)
6" Cinnamon Sticks (Mine were short so I glued two together)
Twine (for hanging)
Buttons to match your fabric
Hot glue gun and glue (use low temp)
First I made several "rag" strips of fabric.  To make these, make a small cut to start the fabric so you can tear it down to the other end. These need to be at least 9" long and about 1/4" wide.
I glued the twine on first to the back side of the cinnamon stick.  If you use your glue gun on low temp, you can use your thumb to smash the twine into the crack in the stick.  Not necessary though.  Let it cool completely.
Tie each piece of fabric using a square knot (Right over left, then left over right).
Keep going until you have about 13 strips of fabric on the stick.  Make sure you are pushing them up to keep them tight and scrunched together.
Now flip it over (knots to the back) and add the button on top with a bit of hot glue and then trim the fabric at an angle on each side until it resembles a Christmas tree shape.  I used red and green, but you could certainly use all greens for a more tree like look.
Here is another cinnamon stick tree.  Its even easier than the last one was. Please click over to our blog for all the details on how I made it.
And the last one is my fabric yo-yo tree.  I've made these in the past to give as gifts so when I signed up for the ornament exchange on Instagram, I knew I wanted to make one of these.

All of the details and list of items I used is on our blog and you can click right here to see it.

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