Pipe cleaners aren’t just for kids! You can take these sweet fuzzy sticks and turn them into a chic little white tree perfect for Christmas.
Now that I am decorating my shelves for every holiday, I wanted to create a simple tree to add some height to my Christmas decor. When I recently cleaning out my craft room, I found a bag with white pipe cleans, a dowel rod, and a wooden square block. Clearly I had been planning on making a tree in the past! Man, I need to do inventory checks on my craft supplies! At least I found this before I went and re-bought all of the supplies I already had. I know we have all been there at some point in our crafty lives!
After I made my tree I wanted to add some ornaments to it so it had a pop of color. I used small red pom-poms and jewelry eye pins. These ornaments are the sweetest! The full tutorial is below.
- Wooden Square Block
- Wooden Dowel Rod
- White Pipe Cleaners
- White Paint and Paint Brush
- Hot Glue Gun
- Small Red Pom Poms
- Jewelry Eye Pins
Step 1: Drill a hole in the center of your block. Paint your block and dowel rod white. Once dry, add your rod to the hole in your block.
Step 2: Add a bit of hot glue to the bottom of your rod and start wrapping a pipe cleaner around the bottom. Then, fold a pipe cleaner in half and twist it around the rod. Once twisted, push it down towards the bottom of the rod.
Step 3: Continue adding your pipe cleaners to your rod until it’s full.
Step 4: Press your pipe cleaner so they are flat. Use your scissors to trim them into a Christmas tree shape with the longest pipe cleaners at the bottom and the smallest at the top.
Step 5: Fluff your pipe cleansers and arrange them to fill in the shape of your roulette tree.
Step 6: To make the ornaments, push a eye pin through the bottom of a pom pom. trim the wire down to 1/8 inch. Then, use your pliers to bend the wire into a hook.