I love being creative and since it’s #LivingCreative Thursday, I thought I would challenge myself to doing something cute with my daughter’s hair for Christmas.
She actually let me play around with her hair until I came up with this fun and simple Christmas Tree Hairstyle!
If you have a little girl and not so good with hair like me, then this hairstyle is for you! It’s really easy and looks cute even if you don’t decorate the tree. Just follow my directions and I’m sure you can do it!
How to Make a Christmas Tree Braid
What you’ll need:
- 11 Small Rubber Bands (green is fun!)
- 1 Larger Hair Band (brown looks like the tree trunk)
- Gift Bow
- Bobby Pin
- Hot Glue
- Ribbon & Tiny Ornaments for Decoration (optional)
Get all supplies ready along with a hair comb. Glue a bobby pin to the back of a gift bow for the Christmas Tree star.
First you want to pull half of the hair back and secure into a pony tail with a small band.
Split the half pony tail hair into two sections. Braid each section and secure each end with a small rubber band.
Here is the trickiest part that I wish I had on video for you. Really it’s very easy though. What you want to do is form a Christmas tree shape with the two braids.
Pull one braid to the right side of the head and gather a small bit of hair about an inch down and to the right. Secure the braid to the loose hair with a small band. Let the loose hair fall back into place under the braid.
Do this three to four more times depending on the length of the hair.
Repeat on the left side. My daughter’s hair did much better on this side. I’m not sure why, but it looked so much cleaner.
Make sure the two bottom bands on each braid line up. Then bring the two braids together to form the tree shape.
I removed the small bands, then used a larger brown band to attach the two braids together with a section of loose hair going down the middle of the head.
This took some maneuvering to get the shape just right. Once the hair is secured and the braids are shaped to look like a tree, add the bow to the top of the Christmas Tree.
I really LOVED the simple shape of the Christmas Tree braid. You could absolutely leave it like this for an adorable hairstyle.
Since we had time to play, I decided to go ahead and decorate the tree just for fun!
I found some floral stems in my Christmas decorations that had small glitter berries and thought they would make good mini ornaments.
After attaching strips of ribbon to the rubber bands, I stuck some of the plastic berries inside the braid. They stayed put just like a bobby pin.
What a fun and easy Christmas hairstyle right?!?