How to make a Christmas table decoration

Team Member Kushan
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How to make a Christmas table decoration

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Project Overview

In this video, Kushan shows you how to make a Christmas table decoration. This is a great project to make at home and will make your Christmas dinner extra special!

Christmas table decoration template Continue to Step-by-step instructions.

Step by Step Instructions

1 Creating your trees
2 Assembling your decoration
3 Making cuts for assembly
4 Painting your tree
5 Decorating your tree
6 Assembling you tree
7 Adding the star
8 Giving your tree a base
9 Finished Product
  • Step 1. Creating your trees

    The first step is to trace and cut out your Christmas tree shapes. Using the template provided, trace around the edges of it onto both your pieces of balsawood. 

  • Step 2. Assembling your decoration

    Once you have done that, carefully cut the trees with some scissors. Small hint: make little horizontal cuts on the angled parts of the tree to avoid splitting.

  • Step 3. Making cuts for assembly

    Before we decorate, cut one slit up to the middle of the tree from the bottom and repeat on the other tree from the top.

  • Step 4. Painting your tree

    Now it’s time to paint! Choose a nice bright green to make your tree look like a real Christmas tree. Use long strokes to give it a nice even finish. You may need to do two coats if the paint is thin. 

  • Step 5. Decorating your tree

    When the paint is dry, put some dots of glue on the points of each of your trees and stick some shiny decorations on there. We’ve used sequins but you can use anything you like.

  • Step 6. Assembling you tree

    Using the slits we cut before, slide the two trees together to make one tree. The tree should now stand by itself.

  • Step 7. Adding the star

    Add the final touch to your tree by gluing a yellow pom pom to the top of your tree.

  • Step 8. Giving your tree a base

    To finish off your tree, glue it to the green plate and put some Christmas coloured rocks or pebbles around the base.

  • Step 9. Finished Product

    And there you go, a beautiful table decoration to use at Christmas!

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