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Holiday Chenille Stem Ornaments

Materials

Snowflake Supplies

  • 5 white chenille stems
  • Needle nose pliers
  • Wire cutters/old scissors
  • Ribbon

Christmas Tree Supplies

  • 1 green chenille stem
  • 6 small jingle bells
  • Ribbon for bow (9")
  • Ornament hanger or 8"of ribbon

Wreath Supplies

  • Pattern (provided)
  • Sequins
  • Red marker
  • Craft glue
  • Ornament hanger or 8" of ribbon
  • Lightweight cardboard & scissors
  • 7 green chenille stems & 1 white
  • Ribbon for bow (9")

Candy Cane Supplies

  • Red & silver tinsel chenille stems
  • 3 jingle bells & floss
  • Green ribbon (9")

Snowflake Directions

  1. Cut chenille stems into the following pieces: 3 - 6", 6 - 2 1/2", 6 - 1 1/2"
  2. Twist the 6" pieces together at the middle to make a 6 pointed star. Use needle nose pliers to clamp down and tighten the twist.
  3. Twist 1-1/2" piece of chenille stem about 1/2" from end of one of the spokes. Repeat on the remaining 5 spokes.
  4. About 1/2" from placement of first piece attach a 2" piece using the technique from #3 and continue for next 5 pieces.
  5. Select 2 1/2" piece of chenille stem and repeat technique.
  6. Attach hanger or ribbon to one of the spokes.

Christmas Tree Directions

  1. Slide 6 jingle bells onto a green chenille stem.
  2. With chenille stem on the table twist chenille stem in a flat spiral shape rolling bells up to top of chenille stem so that you'll have a tight spiral.
  3. Pull chenille stem end up from center of spiral toform tree. Adjust bell placement if necessary.
  4. Attach hanger and bow to top of tree.

Wreath Directions

  1. Cut cardboard wreath using pattern provided.
  2. Wrap wreath tightly with chenille stems starting at the back with each new piece.
  3. Cut 1 1/2" piece of white chenille stem for candle and color red tip for flame.
  4. Use craft glue to attach candle, sequins, bow and ribbon hanger.

Candy Cane Directions

  1. Cut red and silver chenille stems to 6" and twist together, bend toform candy cane.
  2. String 3 bells onto floss and tie tightly to center of green ribbon.
  3. Tie ribbon onto candy cane and make a bow.


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