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Christmas tree braid tutorial is an easy Holiday hairstyle for girls! With a few embellishments you’ll have a cute Christmas themed hair braid.
Cute Christmas Tree Braid for Girls
This Christmas tree braid turned out so cute! I love being creative and thought I would challenge myself to doing something extra cute with my daughter’s hair for Christmas. She actually let me play around with her hair until I came up with this fun and simple Christmas Tree Hairstyle!
If you have a little girl and not so good with hair like me, then this Christmas tree braid hairstyle is for you! It’s really easy and looks cute even if you don’t decorate the tree. Just follow my directions and I’m sure you can do it!
We love making cute crafts for girl’s hair, but this is the first time I’ve actually tried a braid. If I can do it, you can too!
Originally published December 2014
How to Make a Christmas Tree Braid
With only a few embellishments you’ll have an adorable Christmas themed hair braid! The girls will love it. I hope you enjoy this fun idea.
What you’ll need:
- 11 Small Rubber Bands (green is fun!)
- 1 Larger Hair Band (brown looks like the tree trunk)
- Gift Bow or Star Hair Clip
- Bobby Pin
- Hot Glue
- Ribbon & Tiny Ornaments for Decoration (optional)
Get all supplies ready along with a hair comb. Glue a bobby pin to the back of a gift bow for the Christmas Tree star.
First you want to pull half of the hair back and secure into a pony tail with a small band.
Split the half pony tail hair into two sections. Braid each section and secure each end with a small rubber band.
Here is the trickiest part that I wish I had on video for you. Really, it’s very easy though. What you want to do is form a Christmas tree shape with the two braids.
Pull one braid to the right side of the head and gather a small bit of hair about an inch down and to the right. Secure the braid to the loose hair with a small band. Let the loose hair fall back into place under the braid.
Do this three to four more times depending on the length of the hair.
Repeat on the left side. My daughter’s hair did much better on this side. I’m not sure why, but it looked so much cleaner.
Make sure the two bottom bands on each braid line up. Then bring the two braids together to form the tree shape.
I removed the small bands, then used a larger brown band to attach the two braids together with a section of loose hair going down the middle of the head.
This took some maneuvering to get the shape just right. Once the hair is secured and the braids are shaped to look like a tree, add the bow to the top of the Christmas Tree.
Decorate Your Christmas Tree Braid
I really LOVED the simple shape of the Christmas Tree braid. You could absolutely leave it like this for an adorable hairstyle.
Since we had time to play, I decided to go ahead and decorate the tree just for fun! I found some floral stems in my Christmas decorations that had small glitter berries and thought they would make good mini ornaments.
After attaching strips of ribbon to the rubber bands, I stuck some of the plastic berries inside the braid. They stayed put just like a bobby pin.
What a fun and easy Christmas hairstyle right?!?
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How to make an easy Christmas Tree Donut Wall for $25 or less. This simple Christmas party food craft and homemade donut recipe will wow your guests making you and your adorable donut wall the hit of the season!
Easy to Make a Christmas Tree Donut Wall
I’m a HUGE fan of donut walls for a party, but they always look so complicated to make. But since I really wanted one for my annual Grinch Party, I brainstormed a way to make an easy donut wall that was of course green and could be made with simple to find materials from a craft store. From that brainstorming came our newest holiday party creation…. the Christmas Tree Donut Wall!
Seriously, how cute is this donut wall? It would be great for any holiday party because it’s small enough to take in the car and set up wherever you want!
Both kids and adults will go crazy over it! I’m sure my daughter will want to make one for her cheer team this year. What’s great is, this craft is even simple enough for kids to make!
Make this easy Christmas Tree Donut Wall for:
- your family on Christmas morning
- a teacher appreciation breakfast
- a Christmas party instead of your usual dessert
Low Cost Holiday Party Food Craft
Not only is this Christmas Tree Donut Wall SO EASY to make and looks adorable on your party table, it costs next to nothing. Literally the most expensive thing you’ll buy are the donuts! You can make your own donuts with my homemade donut recipe below to save money. We got ours made at a local donut shop for $15. Overall this project will cost you less than $25. Gotta love that!!!
For this tutorial, Living Locurto team member and party expert Annaliese shows you how to make our donut wall, along with a simple way to style this on your own holiday party table. I hope you love this fun food idea as much as we do!
How to Make a Christmas Tree Donut Wall
This adorable Christmas Tree Donut Wall will make any donut lover’s dreams come true!
Enjoy these step-by-step photos and instructions. Be sure to click here to leave a comment below, and if you make this, please share your photos on Instagram with the hashtag #LivingLocurto or on our Facebook page. We’d love to see and feature you on the Living Locurto social channels!
What you’ll need for a Christmas Tree Donut Wall:
- 1 White Foam Board (20″ x 30″)
- 4” Lollipop Sticks (You will need 8 sticks cut in half)
- Yellow Scrapbook Paper
- Red Scrapbook Paper
- Ruler or Measuring Tape
- 15 Green Glazed Donuts
Turn the foam board vertically and measure to find the center. The board will stand up tall when completed.
Measure roughly 7” down from the center of the top of the board. This is where the top of the first donut will be placed.
Begin arranging the donuts in a “Christmas tree” shape on top of the foam board. Start with one donut in the top row, two in the second row, etc, until you end with five donuts in the bottom row.
Using a pencil, mark a spot inside the donuts’ holes right at the very top to mark where you will place the sticks from which they will hang. Remember, DO NOT put the mark in the middle, it must be at the top of the hole where the donut will rest on the stick.
Cut each 4” lollipop stick in half and press firmly into the foam board on top of each of your marked spots. The sticks should stay put inside the board, but if you want to insure they don’t fall out, you can hot glue them to the board. If you plan to use this donut wall only one time, I wouldn’t bother with glue! Skipping that step will save yourself some time.
Cut a star from yellow scrapbook paper and then hot glue it to the board directly above the top donut.
Cut a 3”x3” square from red scrapbook paper and hot glue it to the board in the center of the bottom row of donuts.
Add all of your donuts to form a Christmas Tree. The end result is so adorable!!!
The Perfect Christmas Tree Donut Wall
With very little time and money, you can make the cutest donut wall ever this holiday season!
Easy Homemade Donut Recipe
If you want to make your own donuts, here is a simple homemade donut recipe you can make in minutes!
Christmas Tree Donut Wall – Homemade Donut Recipe
How to make easy homemade donuts for a fun Christmas Tree Donut Wall. This cute Christmas party food will look amazing on a holiday dessert table.
- 1 vanilla cake mix
- 2 cups cinnamon applesauce
- 1 container vanilla frosting
- green food coloring
- candy sprinkles (optional)
- donut pan
- Preheat oven to 425°F. Spray one donut pans with non-stick cooking spray
- In a large mixing bowl, stir together the cake mix (the dry mix) with the applesauce.
Add donut batter to a gallon-size baggie or frosting bag and pipe into each donut ring almost completely full with batter.
- Bake for 7-8 minutes or until donuts spring up when touched. Let donuts cool for 5 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack.
Add frosting to a microwave safe bowl and heat for 15-20 seconds. Stir in several drops of green food coloring until you get the desired color.
While the frosting is creamy and melted, dip one donut at a time into the frosting and place each donut back on the wire rack and cover with sprinkles.
Repeat until all donuts are glazed. Give the glaze 15 minutes to cool, then add to your Christmas Tree Donut Wall.
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Photos & Styling by Annaliese Johnson
Annaliese is a party stylist and owner of Made of Sugar and Spice, a dress-up party boutique for little girls ages 3 – 10 located in historic downtown McKinney, Texas. Her love of color, pretty girly things, glitter, and creative nature help transform every day occasions into the best day ever.
Here’s a quick and easy guide to taking better cell-phone pics this Christmas! Taking decent pictures in front of Christmas lights can be a challenge, but with a few of these tips you’ll be the coolest kid on Instagram.
1. Avoid Using the Flash
Flash gives red eye, and really downplays the lights in the back.
Without the flash brings out the lights more but…
Using a friends phone flashlight is the best way to go! My husband came up with this brilliant trick! This gives side lighting, which usually looks better and allows the Christmas lights to really shine through!
2. Don’t Selfie
The front facing camera in a phone is a lower-resolution camera and doesn’t do as well, especially at night. It’s always going to go at least a little bit better if you you use the back camera and have someone else take it. That way you can include your entire family as well!
3. Use a Tripod
If you don’t have anyone else to take your pic, and even if you do-this is a handy little toy that will really help your pictures at night. It can wrap it’s legs around tree branches, be a short selfie stick or be propped up anywhere.
4. Edit Your Pictures
While this is not the best photo I’ve ever taken, it’s definitely been improved with editing (you can see the original above). I used the VSCO app, but really most editing apps do a better job than doing nothing. Even Instagram’s editing tools and filters can usually sharpen and brighten a photo. The key is to take the best photo you can in the first place so that the editing is minimal.
Happy Holidays and may your Instagrams impress!!
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If you are planning a Christmas party this year, think about turning appetizers into Christmas Tree Shapes! This popular 1970’s party tradition is making a comeback and I’ve found the perfect Christmas Tree Shaped Appetizers for you to try this season.
Personally, I like to do something different at my parties each year. I think these Christmas party appetizer ideas are not your average party recipes, and would really wow your guests! Most are very easy to make because they are no bake. Just decorating a Christmas tree shaped styrofoam cone, or my favorite… the lasagna!
Scroll through the Christmas Tree Shaped Appetizers below and click on the links or photos to get the detailed instructions. I hope you enjoy these amazing party ideas!
I love how you can easily whip this together fast with a mini Christmas tree and some decorations that you probably already have all packed up with your holiday decorations. Enjoy this craft! ~ Amy