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DIY rustic Christmas Decorations – two tutorials by The Poncy Pantry

Ribbon Christmas Tree Tutorial & Twine Angel Decoration

Two rustic Christmas Decoration DIYs by Fay Austin from The Poncy Pantry

In this tutorial, I’m going to show you how to make two rustic Christmas decorations. If you’re a lover of the shabby chic, country cottage look, why not try your hand at making either a Rustic Ribbon Tree Decoration and a Twine Angel Ornament… or both? The Rustic Christmas Tree an incredibly simple and adorable Christmas decor and the perfect way to get creative without spending a fortune. Likewise, who would have thought you could create a beautiful, homespun angel ornament by raiding the contents of a craft and ribbon box? Even if you don’t have a craft box, the things you need to make these Twine Angels are incredibly easy to get your hands on and cost next to nothing to purchase. The natural twine adds a real rustic and timeless look to this Christmas decoration.

So fetch your woolly hat and scarf, take a stroll on a crisp winter morning, gather some twigs, and then head home to your craft box to get making. Enjoy!

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Rustic Ribbon Christmas Tree Decoration

You will need:

How to make:

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Step 1: Begin by choosing your ribbons – how many you need depends on the size of the twig

Step 1:
Begin by selecting your ribbons. The amount of ribbon you need will depend on the length of the twig you’ve chosen.

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Step 2: Tie your ribbons to the twig with a double knot

Step 2:
Tie your ribbons to the twig and double knot them.

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Step 3: Cut your ribbons on the diagonal on each side, making them smaller as you work your way down to create a Christmas Tree shape.

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Cut your ribbons diagonally on each side, reducing the length of each ribbon as you work your way down. This will give you the Christmas Tree shape.

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Step 4: Loop a piece of twine together and glue it to the top of your Christmas tree.

Step 4:
Loop a piece of twine together and glue gun it to the top of the Christmas tree ornament.

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That’s it! Your rustic Christmas tree ornament is ready to hang! Try making a few, alternating the ribbons and then hanging like Christmas Tree bunting from your mantelpiece. These little trees also make sweet gifts and stocking fillers. 

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Twine Angel Rustic Christmas Tree Ornament

You will need:

How to make:

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Step 1: Cut your cardboard so it measures 8cm x 8cm.

Step 1:
Cut your cardboard so it measures 8cm x 8cm.

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Step 2: Begin wrapping your twine around the cardboard (approx 15 times)

Step 2:
Begin wrapping your twine around the cardboard. You’ll need to do this approximately 15 times.

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Step 3: Thread a piece of string through one end and tie together.

Step 3:
Thread a piece of string through one end and tie together.

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Step 4: Bend the cardboard to release the twine.

Step 4:
Bend the cardboard to release the twine.

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Step 5: When you remove the twine, it should resemble a tassel. Tie another piece of string around the top of the tassel to create a head and body.

Step 5:
When you remove the twine, it should resemble a tassel. Tie another piece of string around the top of the tassel creating a head and body.

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Step 6: Take a piece of burlap and pinch it in the middle. Tie another piece of twine around the middle to fasten the bow shape.

Step 6:
Take a piece of burlap and pinch it in the middle to create a bow shape. Tie another piece of twine around the middle to hold it in place.

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Step 7: Glue the bow-shaped burlap on to the twine to create wings.

Step 7:
Using a glue gun or strong adhesive, glue the bow shaped burlap onto the twine to create wings.

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Step 8: Tie a piece of ribbon into a bow and glue it on to the burlap wings.

Step 8:
Tie a piece of ribbon into a bow and glue onto the burlap wings.

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Step 9: To finish, thread a piece of twine through the top of the angel, creating a halo to hang your ornament.

Step 9:
To finish, thread a piece of twine through the top of the angel creating a halo to hang your ornament.

That’s it! Your rustic angel decoration is finished! Now hang your angel from your tree, or try making a few and stringing them together to create a little choir of Christmas angels. 

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