Charming Parcels for Christmas Trees.

These tiny parcels hanging from your Christmas will intrigue family and friends who will all wish to know what is inside them!  Wrap your small box in pretty scrapbooking paper, tie with lengths of hemp twine left over from another project and add a Christmas charm before the final knot and bow.  

So what do these boxes of ours contain?  Perhaps a pair of diamond earrings?  Maybe tickets for a round the world cruise?  Money?  Sorry to disappoint you, but they just contain a free give away mini bar of soap from the local store.

Gift Bags

Christmas Gift Bags

Take a pack of mini-sized gift bags, some Christmas charms, a length of thin wire, hemp twine in green and red, a pokey tool and some clear tape and make these decorated gift bags.  The mini-sized bags are an ideal size for special chocolates or hemp jewellery from Hemp Beadery!   

Wooden Boot Wall Decoration

Take one pre-cut wooden boot and wrap it several times with thick hemp twine about five inches from the top.  Tie twine securely.   Take another length of thick twine and create a hanging cord the required length for your display area.

Decorate it with paper doilies, paper flowers, a stamped poinsettia and anything else you wish, plus a handmade macrame hemp twine snowflake.  

Scroll Decoration for Christmas Tree

This decoration is made from music score paper found in the local thrift store and lengths of hemp twine left over from another project.

Roll up four lengths of paper and secure each scroll with a small piece of tape.  Wrap together in the middle with red twine, making a loop for hanging on the tree.  Wrap both ends with red twine and tie with bows.  Create a paper flower by cutting out three circles in different sizes.  Scrunch circles up, open them out and glue together in the centres, then glue to the scroll.  Decorate edges of flower with gold glitter.  Hang on Christmas tree when dry.

Angel Christmas Gift Tags

The same angel stamp was used on these kraft tags as on the Christmas cards, but with a brown background an entirely different look is achieved. Parts of the angel’s hair and clothing were highlighted with gold glitter, a torn strip of music paper was added at the base and turquoise hemp twine was attached for tying. The tag looks spectacular on a gift wrapped in the music score paper.

Angel Christmas Cards

The angel stamp, music score paper and white buttons were all treasures found in the local thrift store. Some of the images stamped weren’t perfect, but a white button threaded and tied with red hemp twine hides any imperfection. Gold glitter highlighted stars, harp and halo, and a torn strip of music paper finished the cards off. The end result is a clear and simple set of cards.

Hemp Twine Tied Scrolls

Roll up several sheets of music score paper and tie securely with left over lengths of hemp twine. Place in a tall glass vase retrieved from a thrift store and place in the centre of the table or on a side table. Takes about five minutes to do, but looks great!

Origami Christmas Star Wreath

A lucky find of a scruffy old children’s song book in a Thrift Store led to the creation of this five pointed origami star wreath.   The  book contained the words and music to popular Christmas carols, which were ideal for turning into the origami stars.  

origami star Christmas wreath

There are many sites on the Internet explaining how to make a five pointed origami star, but beware, once you get the hang of making them it can become addictive!  

The base of the wreath is a MDF flower ring, covered with a circle of red card.  The stars were embellished with white buttons and threaded with green or red hemp twine* and fixed to the ring with double sided tape.  Red hemp twine is used for the hanging cord.

See our other Christmas Star Wreath for further ideas.          

*Twines are   available in many colors from Hemp Beadery.

Christmas Tree Star Decorations

Make fun star and angel decorations for your tree with paper, hemp, wood beads  and tassels

Christmas star decorations
Die cut, or cut out by hand, stars in four sizes, using silver, red and brown craft card, plus scraps of co-ordinating paper.  Attach the first three stars together with double sided tape, adding the smallest star with a sticky pad.

Punch small holes top and bottom of each star and using red hemp cord* thread through the butterfly clip angel, decorated with a snowflake charm* at the bottom and to make a hanging cord at the top. Use a two inch red tassel* on the other star.  

This is a simple craft that children will enjoy doing.  Any extra stars can be threaded together to make a longer hanging decoration. 

*Starred items available from Hempbeadery, plus the wooden bead used for the angel’s head.

Christmas Star Wreath


The wreath was based on a  MDF flower ring, but one could be easily cut from strong cardboard.  The base was covered with star shapes cut from a pad of heavy weight scrapbooking papers, and nine were made into 3D stars in co-ordinating colours.  The buttons were purchased from a Thrift Store and threaded with red or aqua hemp cord*.  Die cut snow flakes filled in some of the larger spaces and were embellished with a tiny silver gem.  The purple ribbon for hanging the wreath was left over from the Crocheted Dreamcatcher.     

The base stars were fixed in place with double sided tape.  It would have been quicker to use a hot glue gun to attach the 3D stars and buttons, but for those of us who cannot use a hot glue gun without burning several fingers each time, sticky pads were cut to size and used instead!

*Red and aqua hemp cord available from Hempbeadery.