Craft Stick Christmas Tree Ornaments (Popsicle Sticks)

If your Christmas tree is up (or not yet) and you want to make fun decorations with your kids, make these craft stick Christmas tree ornaments! These are so easy to make, plus if your kids are saving popsicle sticks from summer, these are a fun upcycled craft too.

We made these popsicle stick Christmas tree decorations using pom poms, but your kids can really use anything else, they can decorate them with finger tips, stickers, sequins or anything else.

Handmade Christmas tree decorations

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Christmas crafts are perfect for bonding during the holidays! You can easily start a new family tradition of each member making their own Christmas tree ornament to hang on the tree. This way, your tree will look more amazing every year and will have many wonderful memories.

Craft Stick Christmas tree decorations (Popsicle Sticks)

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How to make a Christmas tree with craft sticks

What you need:

  • pencil
  • drag
  • Liquid glue
  • There are handmade sticks
  • acrylic paint (green or another color the child likes)
  • paint brush
  • brown paper
  • yellow self-adhesive foam sheet
  • pom-poms (different colors)
  • piece of fiber

Step-by-step instructions

Christmas tree shape

Start by having kids color three wooden craft sticks green or any other color of their choice. Although green is the “standard” when it comes to Christmas tree colors, this little ornament will look great in any color.

Step 1

It’s best if one stick is smaller than the other two, so help the kids shorten it.

This decoration will work well if all three popsicle sticks are the same length, the tree won’t be as pointy.

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Step 2

Now children can apply glue to the ends of the sticks to form a triangle.

Step 3


Cut a star out of gold, gold glitter or simply yellow paper.

Have your child draw a star on the back of the paper. If you or your child is having trouble drawing stars, check out our star drawing tutorial.

Step 5

Cut star shape.

Step 6

Glue the star to the top.

Step 7

Pom-Pom decorations

It’s time to add some pom-poms or other fun materials. Have your child make small dots with white glue. Additionally, they can also apply glue directly onto the pom pom.

Step 08

Have children glue pom poms onto craft sticks.

Step 9


A Christmas tree needs a trunk, so let the kids cut a rectangle out of brown paper.

Step 10

And glue it to the back of the bottom craft bar.

Step 11

Decorative hook

Ask them to take a piece of yarn and make a loop. If you are working with younger children (preschool, kindergarten), you will most likely need to do this step for them. If you do this in class, it’s best to prepare the loops before doing it (tie a knot at the end).

Step 12

Have the kids glue the loop on the back of the ornament (or you make this for them).

Step 13

All has been done! The first handmade stick Christmas tree decoration is ready to hang.

Craft Stick decorates the Christmas tree

You and your kids can make as many popsicle stick Christmas trees as you want!

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