Kids Decorative Paper Straw Christmas Tree Ornaments

Get crafty with the kids this holiday season with these darling decorative paper straw christmas tree ornaments! Follow along with Courtney from Crafts by Courtney as we create this cute and inexpensive Christmas kids craft! 

Paper Straw Christmas Tree Ornaments

Hello everyone, I’m Courtney. I hope you’re ready for AWESOME Christmas kids craft!

You can find me over at Crafts by Courtney where I blog about kids and home decor crafts with some DIY party inspiration!  I’m very excited to be guest posting over here at Simple as That for the talented Rebecca!

I was super excited when Rebecca asked me to guest post over here at her amazing blog. I really wanted to pick the perfect project for her readers. I thought why not a kids craft!! I have three boys so I’ve become a professional on kids crafts, LOL!

Plus I love working on projects with the kids and Christmas is right around the corner.

I did several Christmas ornament crafts with the kids last year and they were a hit. I’ve been stocking up on paper straws this year and I’ve really been wanting to use them for a project.


  • Decorative paper straws
  • Hot glue gun
  • Star punch or sticker
  • Ribbon
  • Scissors

Getting Started

Paper Straw Christmas Tree Ornaments

I rounded up all my Christmas-y looking decorative straws and the kids to get started on this project. I think we were all excited about this craft!

Step 1 – Create Back of Tree

Your are going to need two paper straws for the back of your tree. Add a little hot glue (with parents supervision of course) to the back to keep the straws together.

Paper Straw Christmas Tree Ornaments

Step 2 – Create Your Tree

Now it’s time to start putting your tree together!

Start off by adding the top of your tree, we cut our first straw about the same width as the two green straws. Then leaving a little more to the ends as we added for straws down the tree.

Paper Straw Christmas Tree Ornaments

Each straw we added a little hot glue to the back. My six year old was able to do this party by himself.

Step 3 – Trim Your Tree Trunk

Next your going to cut off any extra at the bottom of your tree trunk.

Paper Straw Christmas Tree Ornaments

Step 4 – Add Your Star

I pulled out my “trusty” star punch and some glittery paper. We hot glued on our star for the top of the tree.

Paper Straw Christmas Tree Ornaments

I think the glittery star finishes the tree off perfectly, don’t ya think?!

Step 5 – Add Ribbon

Finally we needed to add our ribbon so we can hang our ornaments up on the tree. We picked out a simple white and hot glued that into place as well.

Paper Straw Christmas Tree Ornaments

Finishing Touches

Now we are ready to hang our cute and super easy ornaments on the Christmas tree!! We really had a blast working on them together.  I really think these paper straw Christmas trees are adorable.

Paper Straw Christmas Tree Ornaments

Paper Straw Christmas Tree Ornaments

Paper Straw Christmas Tree Ornaments

I want to give Rebecca a BIG thank you for letting me guest post for her blog today!

I really had a great time talking with her and getting the post ready. I hope you all can find some great holiday inspiration here and make some special memories with your kids.

Working on projects with your kids are great ways to have fun together and create beautiful long lasting memories together. And now you’ll have a special keepsake to pull out every year to decorate the tree with.

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Thanks for reading and HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!

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Rebecca Cooper is a 38-year-old wife and mother of four from Alberta, Canada. As a photographer, crafter, author, and blogger, she finds joy and fulfillment in celebrating everyday moments. She loves to read and eat chocolate, and is a firm believer in afternoon naps. Rebecca shares her family’s adventures, photo tips, simple craft projects + more right here at Simple as That.

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  1. Natasha says

    I will be doing these for our Girl Scout troop this year at our Christmas Party. I think they will love these! About how many straws did you use in one tree? Thanks!


  1. […] I do love simple crafts, using every day objects and these Paper Straw Christmas Ornaments are just that. You just need paper straws, a glue gun and a star. Of course, the little ones will need some supervision with the glue gun but other than that, it’s an easy one. We are going to make a couple of these to add to the homemade Christmas gifts the kids are sending to their grandparents. I’ll report back on how we get on. See full instructions over at Simple As That. […]

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