I’m really into making simple things for the holidays this year. If you read my Decorative Twig Christmas Tree post, you know that we are on a budget this year so my decorations have to be inexpensive to make. So when my fellow Canadian blogger friends asked me to join in the Rustic Christmas Hop I said yes right away! Rustic doesn’t necessary mean inexpensive, but to me it means going back to using simple things to create beautiful treasures. With that in mind, I created these Rustic Twig Christmas Ornaments:
These little guys were absolutely EASY and FUN to put together. You know how much I love easy creations! I only needed twigs, burlap ribbon, branch cutters, and hot glue to make these Christmas ornaments. Not too bad right?!
Rustic Twig Christmas Ornaments
– Twigs – Branches
– Branch cutters
– Hot glue gun
– Burlap Ribbon (I used 1/8″ Burlap Ribbon from May Arts Ribbon)
Step 1: I started off by cutting branches down to twig size.
Step 2: I made two designs in two different sizes: snowflakes and stars. I used hot glue to attach the pieces together.
- Big Snowflake: 1x 8″, 6x 4″, and 16x 1″
- Big Star: 5x 8″
- Small snowflake: 1x 4.5″, 2x 2″, 4x 1.5″, and 8x ¾″
- Small Star: 5x 4.5″
For the snowflakes: I cut an angle on one end of some of the pieces, makes it easier to attach because the end can sit flush on a twig.
Step 3: Once all my Christmas ornaments were finished assembling, I cut pieces of burlap ribbon and attached them to the back of the ornaments with hot glue. Easy peasy!
Voilà, rustic twig ornaments!
Rustic Twig Stars
Rustic Twig Snowflakes
All of them together:
Rustic Twig Ornaments
Because I love them so much, I even made a Giant Twig Star! I used the same techniques as above, but used 5x 26″ branches! I’m planning on making an even bigger one to hang outside.
I liked my giant star so much that I made another one and hung it up with fishing wire on our decorative door.
Doesn’t it look beautiful?!
Giant Star – Rustic Christmas Branch Star
So, what do you think of my rustic creations? Not too bad right?! I’m really pleased with how they turned out. I can’t wait to put the ornaments on
I did mention a Rustic Christmas hop didn’t I?! You should see all the rustic projects my friends made, they are SOOOOOO talented!! I love every single one of these projects! I’m sure you will too! Check them out:
Rustic Christmas Ideas
Santa Cookies from A Pretty Life in the Suburbs
Deer Head String Art from Clean and Scentsible
Vintage Door Advent from The DIY Mommy
Rag Ribbon Christmas Trees from Craftberry Bush
Rustic Christmas Tree from Fynes Designs
Christmas Window Box from Echoes of Laughter
Ribbon Napkin Rings from Suburble
Vintage Table Setting from The Sweetest Digs
Twig Stars and Snowflakes from The DIY Dreamer
Pretty Gift Wrapping from The Sweetest Escape
Rustic Wreath from North Story
Wood Block Presents from The Happy Housie
Winter Swag from Satori Design for Living
I sure hope you enjoyed all these beautiful Rustic Christmas Ideas!!
Have a FABULOUS day!!
P.S. I’ll be linking to these Parties.