Dec 15, 2017 | Post by: Meghan

DIY Pipe Cleaner Christmas Tree

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
  • Scissors


  • Small Red Pom Poms
  • Jewelry Eye Pins
  • Pliers


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.


3 Comments to DIY Pipe Cleaner Christmas Tree

  1. Ngoc
    December 20, 2017 3:00 pm

    Really cute. Love it! Going to pin for next year!

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