I love Christmas and I love decorating our house at Christmas. I haven’t actually changed very much with regards to Christmas decorations since we’ve been trying to reduce our plastic waste as I’ve always loved decorating with natural things and old sentimental decorations.
However, this year as well as the usual greenery and wreaths I thought I’d try and make some Twig Star Christmas decorations and they fit in perfectly with the ethos of a Zero Waste Christmas.
They’re very simple to make but you just need a bit of practice. Although, I quite like the wonky ones I made.
How to make a twig star christmas decoration
- Collect some twigs, the straighter the better. You’ll also need some twine and I used some paper tape to help secure the twigs as I went along. Cut 5 twigs to the same length and secure at the top so it looks like a wigwam.
2. Next add the 3rd twig and attach it the bottom right hand twig with twine, place it over the left hand twig.
3. When you add the 4th twig make sure it goes under and over the other twigs, see below.
4. Now you can add the final twig, making sure you weave it under and over. When it’s in place secure it twine and there you have it a lovely Twig Star Christmas Decoration. Mine looks a bit wonky as my sticks weren’t very straight but I’m still pretty happy with it.