Stick Inspired DIY Christmas Decorations


I'm all for recycling, up cycling, and using free or natural resources for your crafts - if spending money can be avoided I'm all for it! This year I have been making some garden stick inspired tree ornaments / present tags / whatever. I thought they would make a cute little way to say thanks to those that have helped looked after me this year and I really can't resist making some Christmas themed crafts. I admit they are pretty amateur but I still thought I'd share them as you might even fancy having a go yourself.



3D bird
Cut out two same sized bird templates onto some paper of your choice. Wrap the pointy end of the top bird template and the wing around a pencil to give a slight curl. Cut a small rectangle with a point for the tail and stick together the parts. Then add your twig feet and ribbon or thread for hanging plus any extra pretty decoration like my patterned wing and diamantes. So simple but super sweet! (I have to admit it looks much better in real life!)



Twig Christmas Tree
All you need is a selection of sticks in various sizes and a larger stick to use as the ' trunk'  Using a glue gun will work best for this one but be careful not to burn your fingers!



Reindeer
This is so basic i doubt I even need to write anything but I will anyway. Cut the face of your reindeer onto some card, stick on some twig antlers onto the back along with some hanging thread and draw on the face making sure to apply a red nose! A little tip - make the thread slightly longer than the antlers so it will hang nicely.

Letters
These sticks are wrapped in coloured thread (you could also use wool) Wrap your thread around the sticks and then stick them together to make the letter you wish to create. I think these will be nice to put onto a wrapped gift for an extra personal touch using the initial and favourite colours of the receiver.


I think the bird is my favourite :) Sticking with sticks for Xmas inspiration, here are a few more ideas I think are really good. What are we thinking? Are we liking using supplies from outdoors for decorating? I think it´s a pretty good idea.







In other news, I will be going back home to England for Christmas. I´m so excited!

x Hayley-Eszti

13 comments

  1. I'd call those rustic crafts or nature-crafting, finding objects and making something from them. Hubs carves walking sticks and he likes to find the branches and saplings that work best in wooded areas (not parks). I like the tree and the bird ones crafts you've shown. Never discount the talent, the time, and the creative frame of mind that makes some people able to create. It's a gift. (no pun intended due to season)

    Hope your holiday in England is a lovely time, and hope you'll share some pix. Have a great Christmas, Hayley-Eszti!

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    1. Yes rustic is definitely the word for it. Sounds like your husband is a talented man, work carving always looks so difficult to me.
      Happy holidays to you and your family too, of course I will be sharing photos of my time :D

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  2. I love those--especially the bird. Have a wonderful holiday!!

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    1. Thanks, I like the bird too! Same to you FD :)

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  3. Saw the bird on pinterest which has led me here but I think my kids will enjoy making some reindeers like that when they break up from school so we will give that a go

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  4. I'm glad you like the idea, I think the deer is a great one for children

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  5. aww these are so good! such a great idea! :-)

    xo
    www.yummylikecake.com

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  6. I LOVE them!! My kids would really enjoy doing something like this, Thanks for the idea!

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    1. Glad you like Jenny, hope you and your kids have some fun with it!

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  7. What a lovely display of simple beauty! The reindeer is my favorite, followed by the bird, but they all are really great. Thanks for your comment about my comment on living with chronic illness. I wasn't sure I wanted to talk about it, but since you asked and since Alex has helped you so much, I felt I wanted to. Sort of to honor my husband, even though he will never know I did it.

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    1. It really meant a lot for you to open up about that and share your story with me xxx

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  8. I really like the bird and the reindeer - the are so cute! I quite like the idea also of using the twigs to wrap around a candle in a glass and use that in a centrepiece (like on a charger plate) with some greenery like pine or ivy or holly (or a mix) and then adding some tealights to the edge or something... might have a fiddle and see what I come up with!

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