‘Bush’ Christmas trees

‘Bush’ Christmas trees

What you need...

Collect some sticks from outside; thinner for small decorations, thicker for larger.

Some art & craft gear;

pipecleaners for 'tinsel' beads and pearl stickers for 'baubles' and of course, small glitter stars, for a star at the top of the tree. (For larger trees, try adding some dried gum-leaves and gum-nuts)

Paddlepop sticks as 'trunk' to hold up your tree Glue. (NOTE: we used a glue gun - NOT for kids!! Wood glue or craft glue works just as well) Ribbon or string


Break the sticks, each into different lengths from big to small - from less than 1cm to 8-10cm

Arrange the sticks in order of size

Glue found sticks horizontally to a vertical paddlepop stick, with the paddlepop stick in the centre as the backbone. Place the shortest found stick at the top, going down to the longest. Finish around half way down the paddlepop stick.

Decorate your Christmas tree with star on top, 'baubles', and pipecleaner tinsel. In no time, you have your mini 'Australiana' Christmas tree

Make a loop of ribbon or string, place behind the tree, near the top and secure with glue. Now it can hang on your own tree at home.


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