Christmas Decorations - Twinkle Twigs!


Have you had a chance to read today's Straits Times?  Green Issues is featured in today's Get Crafty column! :-)    I was very honoured when Rachel Chan, a journalist from ST, dropped me an email about appearing in the column - thank you, Rachel and Mark (the photographer)! I was asked to feature a Christmas ornament to their readers. It is a Christmas star made from twigs, and it's a great craft to do with the kids.  In case you missed it, here's the tutorial!  

Note: If you want to view other Christmas ornaments I've made, scroll all the way down to the bottom of this post for the links.

What you will need - your stash of old beads
and buttons will come in handy!!  Oops, forgot
to include some string and sand paper in the pic.

Break the twigs to size; mine were about 10-12cm.
Buff the ends with sandpaper or a nail file. Then
hot glue gun the twigs to make a star. 

You can also use strong craft glue. 
To secure it further, use a bit of wire.

Measure and cut wire.  Use pliers or pencil to create
a small loop before beading.

Bead the wire but not completely - you need to
leave about 1/3 of the wire bare so that you can
wrap it around the twigs.

Add your buttons!

Hang them up - you can either tie a string
round the button, or string a button with
the string before gluing it to the twig.

Enjoy! :-)

More Christmas decor from recyclables:


Christmas Baubles

Keyboard Christmas

Coat Hanger
Christmas Tree

Christmas Angel
Christmas Angel

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  1. I like this idea - very much like our spiders. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Ooh those stars are GORGEOUS! I love the use of twigs. Just lovely.

    Thanks for sharing on Kids Get Crafty!

    (And great minds think alike and all that ;-)

  3. Congrats on the feature! Isn't it great to see your stuff in the national newspapers?? =)

  4. Twinkle Twigs? I LOVE that name. :) These are super cute too!