How to Make Pipe Cleaner Christmas Trees To Decorate Your Home

Christmas is just around the corner and the excitement is gaining momentum in our house as Christmas Eve creeps closer and closer. The girls are excitedly writing lists, planning meals and remembering the treasure trove of decorations stored in our attic. You can never have too many Christmas decorations and these super cute pipe cleaner Christmas Trees are always on our list of Christmas Makes‘.

Pipe Cleaner Christmas Trees



All you need are some 30cm green pipe cleaners (I used cotton pipe cleaners as they work better with pva glue but chenille could work just as well you just might find them a bit thick), mini pom poms and a glue gun or PVA (white) glue.

Pipe Cleaner tree materials

How To Make Your Pipecleaner Christmas Trees

First curl your pipe cleaner into a snail shell shape. Next, carefully pull up from the center of the snail shape to create your cone shape. Wrap/tuck the outer end of the pipe cleaner around the next curl to secure a circle base (this allows the pipe cleaner to stand). Finally glue your pom poms to the pipe cleaner.

Pipe Cleaner Trees Construction

I love to use them as mini decorations on tables and shelves. They also get hung on my twig trees and my girls always whisk a few off to place in dolls and playmobil houses.


Pipe Cleaner Christmas Trees

If you’re looking for inspiration then have a look at the other Christmas Decorations you can make.


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52 Responses to How to Make Pipe Cleaner Christmas Trees To Decorate Your Home

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  2. Simone says:

    Oh wow these are adorable and so easy to make. I’m going to let my friends with children know about this post as it’s a great Christmad craft activity they can do with them!

  3. I love the cute pipe cleaner Christmas tree decorations, will be trying with my son! 🙂 x

  4. Sonya Cisco says:

    Oh those are SO cute – pinning for inspiration in the Xmas hols!

  5. Polly says:

    love these!!!! On our to-make list!

  6. Rachel says:

    Oh I love these, they look so cute x

  7. Pinkoddy says:

    Oh how sweet are they. I bet mine and my kids wouldn’t look like that but going to give it a try.

  8. Louisa says:

    These are brilliant. Pinning them, they’re ideal for a quiet afternoon after nursery.

  9. Charlotte says:

    What a fab and cute little craft! I’m sure any kid would be proud of making these

  10. Love these – you are so clever! 🙂
    #Pintorials

  11. Bek says:

    These are very cool! I can imagine my children enjoying making these. Thanks for sharing 🙂

  12. Sue Lively says:

    Love these! Just wondering – what kind of glue did you use? Thanks! Sue

    • ZingZingTree says:

      Hi, I use pva white glue (tacky glue). I squirt a blog onto a plate or plastic lid and the the pompoms can be dipped in and stuck in place. I have tried a glue gun but i prefer the pva because although it takes longer to dry I can manipulate the position of the pompoms. I tend to glue in halves. So will do half a tree and then let it dry. This allows me to play with the shape of the tree a little.

  13. These are ace, totally amazing and I adore them

  14. Mary Louise says:

    Really lovely homemade decs. Great idea. I hope Santa brings me a big craft box for Christmas!

  15. Globalmouse says:

    Oh I love these, really sweet and a great fun idea!

  16. Kara says:

    These are just adorable

  17. These are gorgeous. Think we have some green pipe cleaners so will be adding this to my Christmas crafts to-do list.

  18. These are such a clever and easy idea. Pinning them.

  19. OK these are CRAZY CUTE! love them. Where do you find your pom pons? x

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  21. Paula says:

    Yours are so cute. My pipe cleaners are 12 inches and seem a tad short. Can’t get as many curls. Mine are chenille . I’ll keep trying and also look for longer ones!!

  22. Love these, they are so cute and simple too

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  29. Kathie says:

    Nov.15, 2015
    Making them right now!! Will use as Christmas seating name cards!! Thanks for posting all these fun crafts.

  30. Marian Hernaez says:

    What a clever idea! So simple yet so beautiful. Kids and the not-so-craft-savvy adults will love this.

  31. Naomi says:

    I’m gonna make these for women at work as a nice mini gift. So few of them decorate their desks. This will add a little cheer for everyone during the Christmas season

  32. Jean says:

    Super cute! My girls will love making these for friends and teachers.

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  35. Stacy Allen says:

    Just made these with my 3 year old. So cute and easy. We added glitter stars to the tops.

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  39. Nicole says:

    I used glue dots and used the idea for my grandson’s class. Way less mess!

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  44. Vivabop says:

    These are so cute, colourful and Christmassy! I really love them and think a little forest of them would look great in any home!

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