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Christmas Tree Planting Ornament Craft #handmadeholidays

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Each Christmas season as we start to decorate I get all kinds of nostalgic. I look at the boxes of handmade ornaments from years past and I remember the time when they kids and I made them or when they brought them home from school. Making our own ornaments each year is not only a great way to bulk up your inventory over the years its the best way to create memories and add your own touch to the holidays. This handmade Christmas Tree Planting ornament reminds me of the days of chopping down our own tree in years past and kinda pushes me back to that desire.Christmas Tree Planting Ornament Craft #HandmadeHolidays #BlogTour Christmas Tree Planting Ornament Craft #HandmadeHolidays #BlogTour

When I was pregnant with Shaun we were about to venture out on our annual hayride to the Christmas tree farm when I knew I couldn’t do it. I was tired, plump, achy and grouchy. It was cold and I didn’t want to go. That year we spent a pretty penny and bought a gorgeous fake tree and have been using it each year since then. It’s still a great tree but we’re missing the memories of that family outing.

That decision hasn’t been made yet but making this adorable ornament is a great touch to any tree.


  • Styrofoam ball
  • Burlap or Muslin
  • Craft glue
  • Evergreen clippings
  • Ribbon or twine for hanging
  • Twine, yarnย  or embroidery floss for tying
  • Straight pin
  • Button, acorn or other embellishment
  • Ribbon or hanging 8″-10″


Wrap your Styrofoam ball with your burlap. Tuck in edges so the ball is completely covered using the craft glue for some support.
While holding your burlap in place start spearing the Styrofoam with your evergreen clippings. Use the glue again to provide some staying power. With a straight pin insert a loop of hanging ribbon into the Styrofoam along with the branch pieces.
With a length of yarn or embroidery floss tightly tie the burlap closed. Cut off long ends.
Adjust and fold down your burlap and add button with glue. Set aside to dry
Hang on your tree, hook on wall or use to decorate a wreath.

Christmas Tree Planting Ornament side
Christmas Tree Planting Ornament Craft #HandmadeHolidays #BlogTour

Christmas Tree Planting Ornament Craft #HandmadeHolidays #BlogTour

Christmas Tree Planting Ornament Craft #HandmadeHolidays #BlogTour

Christmas Tree Planting Ornament Craft #HandmadeHolidays #BlogTour

Christmas Tree Planting Ornament Craft #HandmadeHolidays #BlogTour

Christmas Tree Planting Ornament Craft #HandmadeHolidays #BlogTour

This craft is part of a collaborative effort of 25 bloggers called 25 Days of Handmade Holidays. We each will showcase our crafty, artsy and creative abilities to celebrate the upcoming holidays by sharing our handmade ornaments, home decorations or DIY gifts.

Christmas Tree Planting Ornament Craft #HandmadeHolidays #BlogTour

25 Days of Handmade Holidays Blogger Collection

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  1. Cute! I bet it smells amazing too! I love making homemade ornaments each year. Now when I pull out our boxes for Christmas we can think about all the fun we had making them. ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Melinda, that is serious cuteness! I love the look and I love the significance!

  3. Robin (Masshole Mommy) says

    That is wicked cute. It’s so easy and it would be a great gift idea, too!

  4. Its beautiful! You had me at the burlap ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. This is so cute! I love that it brings a natural element to an ornament!

  6. That is absolutely adorable. I love how easy it is to make and would be perfect for this winter.

  7. I love handmade ornaments. This one turned out so cute, and I love how simple it was to put together!

  8. I love this idea! I’m making christmas ornaments and painting them for gifts this year and this would be a special touch for the wrapping.

  9. This is adorable! What a sweet ornament…

  10. That is too precious. I’d love to give or get that as a gift.

  11. That is the best idea. Such an adorable ornament.

  12. chrissy va says

    I love this idea as a family craft. You can spend time together and have some really cute ornaments when you’re done!

  13. This is an absolutely adorable ornament. We’ve done a real tree for years, and last year I tried to pull out the artificial tree. My kids wouldn’t let me!

  14. Pauline Cabrera says

    These handmade ornaments look simple at a glance but I can imagine if you fill the entire room, it will enhance it.

  15. What a cute idea! I’d love to try one of these!

  16. So pretty! This would be a great family tradition to start one each year and watch them grow.

  17. That’s so cute! I bet it just smells like the holidays!

  18. So. Freaking. CUTE! These would make great gift toppers or hostess gifts as well. Can’t wait to make a few.

  19. Cute! I’m hoping to get our hands dirty and do some handprint ornaments this year with all 3 kids (and maybe all 3 dogs!)

  20. It’s very classic, classy, and cute. I like it a lot, thanks for sharing how to do it with us!

  21. This craft is a classic. I love the rustic simplicity of it.

  22. this turned out super cute! I know my kids would love hanging on the tree

  23. That is adorable! I love mini-tree decorations like this for Christmas.

  24. That is such a pretty ornament. I think our kids would love to do this!

  25. What a fabulous little tree! Would make a great gift too!

  26. Amanda Love says

    That is really cute! I would never have thought of doing anything this cool.

  27. I absolutely love this idea! What a fun gift idea as well.

  28. This is such a cute idea! I love homemade Christmas ornaments.

  29. I love this! What a perfect gift!

  30. Rachelle J says

    I LOVE making homemade ornaments with my family. They look so great on a family Christmas tree!

  31. I love this! I think I might be stealing this idea if you don’t mind. Very nice and simple yet amazing results

  32. This is so creative I love it. I will have to remember this for the holidays thanks so much for sharing this with us. I really like it, talk about going green

  33. These are so cute – pinned to my Christmas Board. They would make great gifts for the kids to make for their class.

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