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Easy Decorative Twig Christmas Tree – Christmas Decor

Decorate with twigs by making a DIY Twig Christmas Tree.

Decorative Twig Christmas Tree - EASY and FREE to make!!

With our basement renovations coming up very soon, Sébastien and I decided to keep Christmas expenses as low as possible.

As you can imagine, Christmas decorations will be at the very bottom of the list of things to buy this year.

New Christmas lights might be on the list of exceptions though, we’d like to get LED lights for our tree.

ANYWAYS, like I was saying, we are going to try to keep expenses low so that we can save for things we need in the basement.

Luckily, I can still update our Christmas decor with FREE things…. like this:

Decorative Twig Christmas Tree

Decorative Twig Christmas Tree - EASY and FREE to make!!

I’m so LOVING the twig Christmas tree I made.

Not only is it EASY to make, it costs nothing!! You can’t beat FREE!!

The design is basically identical to the Wall Mounted Advent Calendar I made two years ago. Want to make one too? 

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Decorative Twig Christmas Tree


  • Branches and twigs
  • Pieces of wood – Something tall enough to attach twigs (about 22.5″ x 3/4″) and something to use as a base (7″ x 2.5″). Ideally wood that has weathered (been outside) so that the color matches the branches and twigs.
  • Branch Cutters
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Screw


Step 1: Cut pieces of twigs using branch cutters.

Start by cutting a small piece and work your way to bigger.

I started off with a piece about 3/4″ and my biggest piece was 13″. I cut a total of 21 pieces.

Stack of twigs with branch cutters.

Step 2: Set your glue gun to high temp and hot glue the twigs onto your long piece of wood.

I left about 3/4″ between each piece.

Twigs placed shortest to longest with a piece of wood and glue gun.
Close up of twigs and hot glue.

Step 3: Once all the pieces are glued on, attached the tree onto the base with a screw.

Twigs attached to piece of wood and base not attached.
How to make a twig tree - Christmas Tree

And voilà… a decorative Christmas tree made with branches:

Decorative Christmas tree made with branches

Decorative Twig Christmas Tree - EASY and FREE to make!!
Decorative Twig Christmas Tree - EASY and FREE to make!!
Decorative Twig Christmas Tree - EASY and FREE to make!!

So what do you think? Really cute right?

They are so easy to make that I plan on making more! I want to make a small one and one big one that I will put on my front porch.

If you’d like more ideas of things you can make for Christmas, check out these tutorials:

Elf Boots – Felt Christmas Ornaments

Elf Boots - Felt Christmas Ornaments - Tutorial

You will probably like these 3 easy homemade Christmas ornaments I made. They are super inexpensive!

I also made twig ornaments and they turned out awesome!

Have you started decorating for the Holidays? If you need more ideas, I have a whole Christmas section full of great DIY Christmas projects!

Have a GREAT day!


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sherry elston

Sunday 23rd of November 2014

Hello Christine...(that was my mothers name) I love these twig Christmas Trees you've crafted. They would be look just right in my home. Even the 'King" approved!! I'm going to make some tomorrow. Thanks for the idea. Love your blog too sincerely s.elston

Kim @ The Cookie Puzzle

Wednesday 19th of November 2014

This is perfect....I love this idea!


Tuesday 18th of November 2014

This is great. Thanks for sharing.

Laura Irion // Avery Street Design

Tuesday 18th of November 2014

Another great project. I love the modern & simple take on Christmas. This will be next on my list!!

Grace @ The Big Reveal

Saturday 15th of November 2014

This turned out sooo cute! Love it!

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