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Pipe Cleaner Christmas Tree

Pipe Cleaner Christmas Tree
Messiness: Low
Age Range: 3y - 9y
Estimated Time: <1 hour

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Jillian Locks
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Make merry this season with a tree to call your own. This pint-sized pine was inspired by the tree in A Charlie Brown Christmas, which my cousins adore watching every December.

How We Did It

Pipe Cleaner Christmas Tree

This cheerful tree is easy to make, fun to trim, and (best of all) leaves no pesky pine needles behind.

Pipe Cleaner Christmas Tree

First, insert the wooden dowel into the wooden wheel.

Pipe Cleaner Christmas Tree

Then, starting at the base, wrap pipe cleaners around the base to create "branches." (The more times you wrap a pipe cleaner around the dowel, the shorter the branches will be.)

Pipe Cleaner Christmas Tree
Once the entire dowel is wrapped up with fuzzy pine "needles," it's time to trim the tree. (I loved seeing how creative the kids got!) You can:
  • -adorn the branches with wooden bead ornaments
  • -top the tree with a pipe cleaner star
  • -cut up the pipe cleaners to create a festive garland
  • -wrap up the branches with sparkly pipe cleaners

Pipe Cleaner Christmas Tree
We spruced up the mantle with our spunky little tree...then got cozy for our annual viewing of...well, you know!


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better look at the tree my daughter completed...such fun!

posted by: Alisa on 12.27.2012

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My daughter's finished tree, she loved it! Fun easy project...

posted by: Alisa on 12.24.2012

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fun. fun. fun! going to give this one a try.

posted by: Arianna on 12.6.2012

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My niece, niece and I completed Pipe Cleaner Christmas Tree.

posted by: Courtney on 11.14.2012

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I bought all of the materials to do this with my 6-year-old goddaughter. Even though it took her about 40 minutes to make the tree, she really liked the whole process. She proudly displayed it on her dresser!

posted by: Jacqueline on 11.13.2012

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