Pipe Cleaner Christmas Tree

Make merry this season with a tree to call your own. This pint-sized pine was inspired by the tree in A Charlie Brown Christmas, which my cousins adore watching every December.

Step-by-step tutorial

  • Step 1

    This cheerful tree is easy to make, fun to trim, and (best of all) leaves no pesky pine needles behind.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 1

  • Step 2

    First, insert the wooden dowel into the wooden wheel.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 2

  • Step 3

    Then, starting at the base, wrap pipe cleaners around the base to create "branches." (The more times you wrap a pipe cleaner around the dowel, the shorter the branches will be.)

    Photo reference of how to complete step 3

  • Step 4

    Once the entire dowel is wrapped up with fuzzy pine "needles," it's time to trim the tree. (I loved seeing how creative the kids got!) You can:
    -adorn the branches with wooden bead ornaments
    -top the tree with a pipe cleaner star
    -cut up the pipe cleaners to create a festive garland
    -wrap up the branches with sparkly pipe cleaners

    Photo reference of how to complete step 4

  • Done!

    We spruced up the mantle with our spunky little tree...then got cozy for our annual viewing of...well, you know!

    Photo reference of how to complete step 5

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