Pipe Cleaner Christmas Ornaments

Kids Christmas Crafts

Pipe cleaner Christmas ornaments are inexpensive and make the perfert kids Christmas crafts project.  These ornaments are easy and use simple craft supplies in addition to the pipe cleaners. 

You can make just about any Christmas ornament with these easy to shape pipe cleaners to decorate your tree. So make tons of ornament crafts with different colored pipe cleaners and fill up your X-mas tree. 

Use the links below to see instructions on each of the different Christmas ornament ideas using simple pipe cleaners or scroll through the entire page to see them all. Some crafts may use additional craft supplies.

Pipe Cleaner Christmas Ornaments #1


These look amazing hanging from any Christmas tree. You can even hang these in the window to add that snowy look to your Christmas decorations.


  • 5 – 6 Pipe Cleaners
  • Scissors
  • String

How to Make a Pipe Cleaner Snowflake Ornaments Craft

Step 1Take three pipe cleaners and cut them in half.
Step 2Twist two halves together at the middle. Repeat with the other 4 pipe cleaner halves to form 6 points of the snowflake.
Step 3Take the remaining pipe cleaners and cut several different lengths. These should be about 1/3 to 1/4 length of the pipe cleaner.
Step 4Now twist these smaller pieces on the end of each point of the snowflake. Put the larger pieces at the bottom and the smallest pieces at the top. You can do anywhere from one to four pieces to give your snowflakes a different look for each ornament.

Now just tie some string around the top of the snowflake to hang from your tree.

Pipe Cleaner Christmas Ornaments #2

Santa’s Hat


  • 3 Red Pipe Cleaners
  • Scissors
  • 2 Cotton Balls
  • Glue

How to Make Pipe Cleaner Christmas Wreaths

Step 1Cut the red pipe cleaners in half.
Step 2Bring one end of all the half pipe cleaners together and twist. Leave the other end open.
Step 3At the end where they chenille stems at twisted, bend back about 1/4 inch from the top. This will make the hat look as if it is bent over at the top.
Step 4Glue on a cotton ball at the end where the pipe cleaners are twisted together. Now take the other cotton ball and stretch it out over the bottom of the hat and glue in place.

To hang this from the tree, thread some string through the pipe cleaners at the top of the hat. Although red is the traditional color for Santa’s hat, you can use what ever colors you want for your Christmas tree decorations.

Pipe Cleaner Ornaments #3

Christmas Stocking

This X-mas tree ornament takes some bending and shaping but is fairly easy and really inexpensive to make.


  • 1 Colored Pipe Cleaner
  • 1/2 White Pipe Cleaner
  • Scissors

How to Make Pipe Cleaner Christmas Stocking Ornament

Step 1Take your colored pipe cleaner and simply shape into a stocking and twist off the two ends and bend back.   Tip: Make the two ends meet at the top of the stocking as this is the part that will be covered with the white pipe cleaner.
Step 2Now take the white pipe cleaner and wrap it around the top of the stocking.
Step 3Thread some ribbon or string through the white pipe cleaner on the back.

The instructions above creates an “open” stocking. If you want to completely cover your stocking simply wrap another colored pipe cleaner around the stocking part. This would take 1 to 2 more pipe cleaners.