We show you how to make your own Christmas hat decorations, you can even hide some chocolate inside! Something lovely to hang from your tree.

Thanks to Katie, from Scotland, who sent in this great Christmas hat decorations idea. Let’s take a look at them…

What did you do?

We made Christmas hat decorations.

You will need:
-toilet roll tubes
-chocolates (optional)
-glue and sequins or things to decorate (optional)

You need to cut your toilet roll tube into around 5 (depending on how big you want to make them).

Cut strips of wool around 20cm + (doesn’t need to be exact).

Take one piece of wool at a time and tie it to the tube with a double knot, making sure the knot is in the middle of wool. Then push the knot to the top of the tube.

Continue until the tube is full and you can’t see any cardboard.

You then need to flip it inside out and then gather all the wool with another strand and pull it tight to make it look like a pompom. I then attached a long piece of string to make a loop to hang. Trim any long pieces until you are happy.

You could then hide a chocolate inside as we did. You could also add decorations like sequins or buttons.

I have a step by step guide in the photos which I used to make them.

It’s simple and was able to make them with my girls. You can make it any colour you want.

A photo of a colourful woolen hat christmas tree decoration.  on a brown wooden surface

Do you have any other projects planned?

Maybe more tree decorations!

Tell the Housebound With Kids community a bit about yourself…

My name is Katie and I have 2 children called Keira (7) and Jenna (4). We live in the North of Scotland with my husband, their dad Kyle.

A photo of a colourful woolen hat christmas tree decoration. with a gold wrapper inside.

Do you have any tips for other parents?

Keep busy!

What are your family’s favourite board game(s)/card game(s)?

We like playing card games, cludeo and doing jigsaws.

What are your children’s favourite books?

David Walliams, Roald Dahl and Julia Donaldson

Has this website and community helped you?

Great source of different crafts/activities, to get new ideas.

A photo breakdown showing steps to make christmas hat decorations, showing cardboard tubes and coloured wool.