On the 6th day of Christmas my true love gave to me, a craft stick Christmas tree. You tell me you are not singing it.
This was a really fun craft project to do. It was a little harder than my book Christmas tree. There is my little warning to you.
I am having so much fun with my 12 Days of Farmhouse Christmas. I am excited to show you some of the projects I have been able to work on recently.
*This post has affiliate links. By clicking on them I may earn a few pennies for my kids college tuition. You will not be charged anything.*
Here are the supplies I needed for this project:
I purchased an assortment of different sized craft sticks. The tree I made with these was 2 feet tall, and I was able to make 2 trees with the sticks I purchased. You should be able to get more out of the sticks, since I doubt you will be making one so large.
Okay, listen. This is a little complicated, at least it was to me. I started gluing the sticks on creating an initial first row. I was gluing the entire stick down, but found if I just guled the top, I was able to layer the sticks better. There is no exact rule to how to place these. I would put a jumbo stick and then apply some smaller and medium ones next to the jumbo stick. Once I had a decent amount glued down on the first row, I started adding a another layer, making sure to overlap them at random spots. You want that variety.
I will not lie, I had a moment of panic when I was applying the sticks. I wasn’t sure this was going to work out, but the more I glued and layered, the more I liked it.
If you find a place that looks bare, you can glue another stick underneath the current sticks. That is why I only glued them at the top of the stick.
Here we are at the top, which is always the hardest part for me. Always trying to decide how to cover it up. I made 2 different trees, one with a jute bow and one with a nice neutral ribbon. I hot glued it right to the top.
This was another tree I created for the hospital fundraiser dinner I decorated for. Here it is getting all set up for the party. One more tree down, many more to go! Have a great day!