Christmas Tree Place Settings Craft

Transform birch branches and wooden snowflake ornaments into evergreen place settings.

Photo By: Photo by Melissa Caughey

Photo By: Photo by Melissa Caughey

Photo By: Photo by Melissa Caughey

Photo By: Photo by Melissa Caughey

Photo By: Photo by Melissa Caughey

Photo By: Photo by Melissa Caughey

Photo By: Photo by Melissa Caughey

Photo By: Photo by Melissa Caughey

Photo By: Photo by Melissa Caughey

Photo By: Photo by Melissa Caughey

Photo By: Photo by Melissa Caughey

Photo By: Photo by Melissa Caughey

Photo By: Photo by Melissa Caughey

Photo By: Photo by Melissa Caughey

Photo By: Photo by Melissa Caughey

Photo By: Photo by Melissa Caughey

Wintry Woodland Place Settings

Wooden snowflakes and birch branches transform into festive wintry woodland trees.

Gather Your Supplies

For this craft, you will need: assorted sizes- birch branch circles/assorted sizes- wooden cut snowflake ornaments/ hot glue gun/ birch bark/ scissors/ ribbon/ fine-tipped black marker/ tags

Prepare the Workspace

Spread out crafting paper in your work space and remove any hanging strings from the wooden ornaments. These trees are built from largest to smallest pieces. To begin, place a larger birch circle first. This will be the bottom of the tree's trunk.

Add an Ornament

Hot glue an ornament to the birch circle. The ornament will mimic the evergreen branches.

Layer it Up

Hot glue another birch circle to the center of the ornament. It can be a bit smaller than the first birch circle you used.

Grow the Tree

Continue gluing on the birch circles and the ornaments in an alternating fashion.

Offset the Branches

When adding the snowflakes, place them so they are offset a bit from the ornament below. This gives the tree a less uniform more rustic feeling.

Smaller Ornaments

Once you have layered a few larger wooden ornaments, you are ready for the smaller ornaments. Complete the process by adding a few smaller ornaments to the top of the tree. I used three to four depending on the overall shape and height.

Final Branches

As your tree grows, you can see how the birch circles form the tree's trunk.

Top it Off

Cut a small triangle out of a piece of birch bark and hot glue it onto the top of the tree. Now to personalize the ornaments with names.

Name the Trees

I loved the look of these tags. They reminded me of Christmas ornaments, especially when hung with red ribbon.

String the Tag

Once you have written the guests' names on the tags, cut a length of ribbon approximately 6 inches long. Fold it in half and thread the looped portion through the hole on the hang tag.

Through the Loop

Insert the other ends of the ribbon through the loop you just pushed through the hole.

Pull Tight

Gently pull the tops of the ribbons tight. It should then look like this.

Ready for Guests

Tie a knot in the top of the name tag and hang it over the top of the tree.

Ready for Company

These trees are versatile. Use them as place settings for your sit down dinner or add them to a buffet table for decorations. Then have your guests discover theirs to take home later that evening. They also would make a lovely centerpiece for your entry table.

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