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Easy Christmas Crafts: Chenille Stem Christmas Tree


This Easy Christmas Crafts Chenille Stem Christmas Tree uses one chenille stem, 10 inches of ribbon or yarn, a ruler and scissors - that's it for a fast, fun, easy and inexpensive project.

This easy Christmas crafts project can be fun for young and old alike. It can be an ornament, an addition to a pretty package or a small keepsake gift.

Take a look at this olive green version of the fun little tree then view the how-to-make instructions below.

Easy Christmas Crafts Chenille Stem Christmas Tree finished olive green with red yarn

This little tree takes less time to make than it takes to read the instructions!

Easy Christmas Crafts: Chenille Stem Christmas Tree Materials and Tools:

  • One 12-inch chenille stem
  • One 10-inch piece of ribbon or yarn
  • Ruler
  • Scissors  

Easy Christmas Crafts Chenille Stem Christmas Tree materials and tools

The Steps for How to Make the Easy Christmas Crafts: Chenille Stem Christmas Tree:

Fold the 12-inch chenille stem in half.

Easy Christmas Crafts Chenille Stem Christmas Tree step 1 fold chenille stem in half

Make a bend in both wires 1/2 inch from the folded end.

Easy Christmas Crafts Chenille Stem Christmas Tree step 2 make first bend in folded wire

Make the next bend in both wires in the opposite direction 1/4 inch from the previous bend.

Each bend will be in the opposite direction from the previous bend making a zig-zag pattern.

Easy Christmas Crafts Chenille Stem Christmas Tree step 3 make second bend in chenille stem

The next bend in both wires is 1 inch from the last bend.

Easy Christmas Crafts Chenille Stem Christmas Tree step 4 make third bend in wire

The fourth bend is 3/4 inch from the third bend.

Easy Christmas Crafts Chenille Stem Christmas Tree step 5 make fourth bend in chenille stem

The fifth bend is 1 1/2 inches from the previous bend.

In summary, the bends are 1/2 inch, 1/4 inch, 1 inch, 3/4 inch, and 1 1/2 inch.

Easy Christmas Crafts Chenille Stem Christmas Tree step 6 make fifth bend in folded chenille stem

Next, open the wires into the tree shape.

The shorter bends should point inward, and the longer bends should point outward.

Easy Christmas Crafts Chenille Stem Christmas Tree step 7 unfold the wire shape

Bend each end by 1/4 inch, lock the ends together and fold the ends down to connect the bottom of the chenille stem Christmas tree.

Easy Christmas Crafts Chenille Stem Christmas Tree step 8 connect the wire ends together

The next step adds fun and character to the little tree.

Curve each of the wire segments to form the Christmas tree shape.

This one is more slender than the olive green version above. It's interesting the different character you can add with just a few curves.

Easy Christmas Crafts Chenille Stem Christmas Tree step 9 curve the tree shape

Slip the ribbon into the top of the tree and knot the two ends together to form a loop. Trim the ribbon ends if necessary.

Easy Christmas Crafts Chenille Stem Christmas Tree step 10 add ribbon to the top of the tree

This little chenille stem Christmas tree hangs against a white background. It could just as easily be added to a gift or decorate a place setting.

Easy Christmas Crafts Chenille Stem Christmas Tree step 11 hang the little tree

A shiny green chenille stem made the next little tree which hangs using gold yarn.

Easy Christmas Crafts Chenille Stem Christmas Tree finished using a shiny green chenille stem

Take a look at this shiny silver tree with its silver yarn hanging loop.

Easy Christmas Crafts Chenille Stem Christmas Tree finished with a shiny silver chenille stem

The next pictures shows the four different trees with their different character traits of color and shape along with the type of chenille stem and hanging loop.

 

Easy Christmas Crafts Chenille Stem Christmas Tree four finished trees

This fast, easy and inexpensive project is fun for everyone. Plus, the results quickly add up for ornaments, package ties or small gifts.

Just a few or quite a lot of the little trees can be made quickly and inexpensively.

Have fun!

This Easy Christmas Crafts Chenille Stem Christmas Tree provides loads of fun for kids, adults and seniors!


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