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DIY Hanging Holiday Twig Tree

Christmas Tree DIY Thats Perfect For Small Spaces


I don’t know about you but this year I am pulling fewer Christmas decorations out because I have down sized to a smaller home. The minimalistic part of me actually likes this. This Scandinavian approach to Christmas is so attractive this year. So I thought I stream line the trimming and create this cute Christmas tree from branches. I found them from my walks this week. Its simple and cute and perfect for my cottage rental this year.



My holiday inspiration came from looking at some Scandinavian holiday crafts on pinterest and mixing natural elements like branches, twine and adding some glam by using shiny color ornaments:

Here’s how you do it!


  • 12 branches of any kind
  • Tree pruners
  • Twine
  • Assorted mini ornaments
  • Any color ribbon
  • One wooden Star ornament
  • Glue

Lets do it!

Add a little glue to each branch just enough to hold it together. Glue it on an old piece of something and don’t glue it to it.


Adding Twine:

Start from the bottom and tie the twine around the first branch in a knot and keep bringing the twine twice around each branch until you reach the top. Keep a longer piece at the end on each side to create a circle to hang it.


With a little ribbon tie ornaments all over the branches. Cut the ribbon evenly if pieces are too long. You can be creative by adding different colors or different style of ornament!



The wooden star is not attached to tree. You can hang the star on the same nail. Again be creative by hanging  a wooden snowflake or even a candy cane could be cute!


Hope you enjoyed this holiday DIY!
The Creative Christmas Link Party is hosted by Janet of Shabbyfufu and the the bloggers of Blogging 50. Please visit all of the talented bloggers below!


  1. I’m a sucker for anything made with branches, this tree is SO adorable – LOVE it!

    1. Thanks Roxanne, it was fun and a project you need a few days to do! Forgot to mention that in post!
      Happy Thanksgiving. Maria

  2. That is one of the cutest trees I’ve ever seen! Love your choice of ornaments/colors and the fat that its made from found wood:) xo Kathleen|Our Hopeful Home (Blogging Fifty)

    1. You made my day with such a sweet comment! It was a fun project, but required a few days to do! Happy Thanksgiving. Maria

  3. Totally gorgeous Maria and very Scandi. Like you, I enjoyed the simplicity of the Scandinavian look this year and what fun we’ve had using found branches. Pinned 🙂

    1. Yeah! Happy to hear that! Don’t see the Scandi very often huh! Happy Thanksgiving. Maria

  4. What a fun and fabulous tree. Love the simplicity of it, and the branches are perfect.

    1. Thank you for the stop by! Its a very easy tree to make, hope you get to make it someday.
      Happy Thanksgiving.

  5. SO simple and a great way to bring nature into decorating for Christmas. Love love love

  6. Oh I love this and must say living with less is such a great thing. I’m still not sure how I’m going to dress things up for Christmas around here but I I think nature inspired projects is a great start. This is beautiful Maria.

    1. Thanks so much! I love a simple look all year round! Hope you try some nature for the holidays!

  7. I’m a real fan of flat Christmas trees and this is gorgeous. I love how you have lots of branches and not just a few like other similar trees I’ve seen. Plus the way you have decorated it is adorable.

    1. It was a bit tricky to add more branches, but at the end it was worth extra effort! Thanks and Happy thanksgiving.

  8. This would be a perfect “tree” for my tazmanian devil of a toddler. Thanks for the idea #inspirememonday

    1. Thanks so much for stopping by! Sounds like your child is a cutie. I love your blog. I have been to Italy about 4 times and its such a wonderful place to visit and your are so lucky to love there.

  9. SO creative!! I love how easy it is to make. But I mostly love how rustic & elegant it looks at the same time.
    Visiting from Blogging50 😉

  10. This is just too adorable! I love the combination of the rustic branches and sparkly ornaments. Thanks so much for sharing at the #happynowlinkup!

    1. Thanks so much Leslie for stopping by and leaving a very nice comment, its always appreciated.

  11. Very clever. I love the juxtaposition of the rough bare branches with the shiny ornaments–perfect for my screened porch!

    1. Lisa, its great for outdoors since the twigs are from outside! Thanks for stopping by

  12. Have always wanted to try this! Pinned and on the plan. Saw it on the TTLP by the way. Thanks for sharing!

  13. This is precious! A great alternative if you have some mischievous little toddlers!

  14. Jann Olson says:

    I love nature and this creative tree is super cute! Thanks for sharing it with SYC. I’m sure it’s not intentional, but I ‘m not seeing a link back to the party.

  15. What a fun tree idea! I love the simplicity of it and the colors are wonderful. Thanks for sharing at Snickerdoodle. Pinning.

  16. I really like this simple but very pretty tree! It was a great idea. I have such a desire to minimalize too and in fact will be working on just that after Christmas. Thank you for sharing this at Party in your PJ’s. I’ve pinned and shared!

  17. This is adorable! What a great piece 🙂 #happynowlinkup

  18. So fun and cheerful for a small space. Easy to put up, store and reuse. Great idea.

    1. Leanna
      Its going to be hard to take down since I had to use a bunch of nails, hopefully it wont break.

  19. This is such a lovely, creative idea! I always like to incorporate nature in my Christmas decorations. Thank you so much for sharing with us at the Hearth and Soul Link Party. Pinning, plus I’ve featured this post at the party this week. Hope to see you there! Have a wonderful week!

  20. I love this tree so much that I am want to go out and find sticks now 🙂 It is fabulous Maria

    1. Amber, so happy to hear that. you made my night! Glad I inspired you. Hope you make them! Hugs

  21. Congratulations your DIY Christmas tree is being featured this week on Oh My Heartsie Girls WW!!
    Thanks for sharing last week and hope you will join us again!! Pinned!! 🙂
    Have a great day, Happy Holidays!!

  22. Maria, I love this idea. It is my pick for the Traffic Jam Weekend Party features going live today at 5:00 pm. Thanks for sharing!

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