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Pipe Cleaner Christmas Ornaments

Easy Pipe Cleaner Christmas Ornaments

Pipe Cleaner Christmas ornaments are a fun way to ring in the holiday season. These handmade kids Christmas ornament crafts will make your Christmas tree be one of a kind, and unique to your family.

I really hope you enjoy making these pipe cleaner ornaments including a star, tree, snowflake and mistletoe. 

easy pipe cleaner ornaments

Pipe Cleaner Christmas Tree Ornaments

Fill your tree each year with more and more of these home-made ornaments. It will be like creating a time line or scrapbook on your tree. You can make each year a different theme of ornament making.

One year make pipe cleaner decorations, the next make only foam ornaments, for the next redecorate old ornaments, etc.

If you browse around our Christmas themed craft pages you will also come across many other decorations for the holiday season as well as some more ideas for ornaments such as the candy cane reindeer.

With some of our decorations you can reduce their size and make them into ornaments as well.

Tree decorating is a main event during Christmas and creating your very own ornaments will not only save money, it will also give the kids a story to tell when people see your tree. They can take grandma and grandpa to the tree and show them all the creations.

Even better they can gift these to friends and family! Why not sell them for charity at your local school Christmas stall! 

Easy pipe cleaner crafts for kids are so much fun and they look great too!

How to Make Pipe cleaner Ornaments for Christmas

The great thing about pipe cleaners is they are easy to twist and bend into whatever shape you like.

A bonus is that you can twist them around themselves so there is no need for glue. Just a hook or piece of string to attach these pipe cleaner Christmas ornaments to your tree.

This of things that go with Christmas and winter, these are the things you can re-create with pipe cleaners.

Pipe Cleaner Candy Cane Ornaments

Candy cane crafts do not come much simpler or quicker than this one! Kids Christmas ornaments crafts do not have to be difficult as this tutorial proves. 


  • 1 red pipe cleaner
  • 1 white pipe cleaner

This one is a fairly simple one to create.

pipe cleaner candy cane

You will just twist the two of them together from top to bottom. Make sure as you twist it is alternating from red to white.

Once that is done simple bend into a candy cane shape. I will be trying this one with my 3 and 4 year old! My 4 year old is fabulous at copying me so I reckon she will be able to do this no problem. 

For some variety you can also add a third color and throw some green in there too.

Why not make this alongside my Candy Cane Beaded ornament

Pipe Cleaner Christmas Ornaments 2023- Christmas Holly


  • 1 sparkly green pipe cleaner
  • 1 sparkly red pipe cleaner


christmas holly with pipe cleaners

With your green pipe cleaner you will start at one end and bend it into a shape of a leaf.

Once your first leaf is created you will create a second leaf with the other half of the pipe cleaner.

With the ends you will twist into one, this will create your two leaves out of one pipe cleaner, with not cutting needed.

Bend the red pipe cleaner into the shape of three circles, twist the ends from this into the center of the leaves.

Classic Tree Ornament


  • 2 orange pipe cleaners
  • 2 yellow pipe cleaners
  • 1 sparkly silver pipe cleaner

Take the 2 orange pipe cleaners and create an X.

Then twist the 2 yellow ones in an X in between the orange ones. This will create alternating colors.

Curl all the ends and attach them at the top by twisting them all together.

Wrap your silver pipe cleaner around the twisted ends of the orange and yellow ones.

Easy Christmas tree crafts are a huge hit as soon as the 1st of December arrives

Snowflake Pipe Cleaner Tree Decoration


  • 2 sparkly silver pipe cleaners
  • 1 sparkly blue pipe cleaners

pipecleaner snowflake

Cut one of the silver pipe cleaners in half and make it into an X shape.

Cut your second silver pipe cleaner out 4 2 inch pieces and bend them into V shapes. Twist one V to each end of your first pipe cleaner.

Cut your blue pipe cleaner into four equal pieces and bend then into V shapes.

You should have had some excess from the silver. Use this to twist each of the blue ones into place in between each section of your snowflake.

If you like this snowflake you might be interested in making a Q Tip snowflake

Star Kids Christmas Ornament Crafts – How to Make a Star out of Pipe Cleaners


  • 1 sparkly blue pipe cleaner

pipe cleaner star

These kids christmas ornament crafts are very simple. It is made the same way as if you were to draw out a star without lifting your pencil.

Start at one end and bend after about 2 inches repeat this process until you have five points.

Twist together and your done! If you want to make a star from paper instead, why not try my easy origami star craft

Christmas Tree Ornament With Pipe Cleaners

Onto some more Pipe cleaner Christmas crafts for decor. This time I am going to show you how to make a Christmas tree out of pipe cleaners. 


  • 1 sparkly gold pipe cleaner
  • 1 sparkly silver pipe cleaner
  • 2 sparkly green pipe cleaners

pipe cleaner christmas tree

Follow the same instructions as above for your star, only make it smaller – with about half the pipe cleaner.

Cut one of your green ones into two pieces, one smaller than the other.

Make the first one into a triangle. With the second make a triangle with the top open and attach it to the first.

With your second green pipe cleaner create another slightly bigger triangle with an open top and attach it to the tree.

Use the silver pipe cleaner as decorations on the pipe cleaner Christmas tree. Create little balls with a small end so you can twist them onto the tree. Is this not the best pipe cleaner tree ever? 

Re-Decorating Old Ornaments

Take the old plain ornaments off your tree and give them a make over!

Get some glitter, sparkles, pom poms or whatever other craft supply and give those boring ornaments a jazzy new look.

If you have some decorations on your tree that are made of ceramic or glass, you can use these markers to re-decorate them.

It is as simple as drawing, and because these are made for glass and ceramic your designs will stay.

Some of those older glass balls are heirlooms, handed down from generation to generation. Instead of a complete make over you could write the name of the person who gave it to you. If you know when they got it you can write the year. Great way to keep memories alive.

Using these ideas for kids Christmas ornaments crafts will help give you tree a new look, and a unique one. You won’t find your ornaments in the stores to purchase. It is always better to have something homemade and different to what others have!

Do you like these Pipe Cleaner Christmas Ornaments?

pipe cleaner christmas ornaments


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