On your next woodland walk, collect twigs and sticks to make your own plastic-free decorations. These wonderfully rustic snowflakes are simple to make but look beautiful hung on the Christmas tree or around the house.
Words and pictures: Becki Clark
You Will Need
Twigs and sticks, as straight as possible
Scissors or secateurs
Remove any leaves or mini branches from your twigs so they’re smooth. Cut two twigs to the same length. Place one twig on top of the other to make an X shape. Using a hot-glue gun, secure them together.
Cut two more twigs to the same length as your first two twigs. Place them in an X shape, then, using the glue gun, attach them to the centre of your first two twigs to make a snowflake shape.
Cut smaller twigs into eight one-centimetre-long pieces. Using the glue gun, attach two to the end of each diagonally opposite twig to create the snowflake detail. Leave the glue to dry completely, then tie a loop of jute twine to one of the central twigs, and your decoration is ready to hang.