The holidays are here which means crafters are in overdrive! Dreaming, creating, repurposing, and general overall decorating madness. Trying to avoid the creative urge to scheme, invent easy and beautiful holiday crafts is futile.
So here we go. Take these styrofoam cones for example – with a roll of twine, and some glue you will create awesome Christmas trees.
- Styrofoam cones
- Hot glue gun
- Bases for the trees (optional)
All supplies can generally be found at any craft store – I even found these birch bases at Michaels. If you can’t find twine, you will certainly score some at your local hardware store — that’s where I found mine.
Here’s how you do it:
- Starting at the base of the cone, hot glue the start of the twine then continue to wrap the twine till you reach the top.
- Hot glue the twine to the top of the cone.
For a little extra holiday pop, I added wool felt ball garland and tree toppers. However, these trees look amazing on their own. I also found the felt balls at Michaels and simply created the garland by threading the balls together with a sewing needle and red thread.
Happy crafting and happy holidays!
Who doesn’t have loads of milk glass vases sitting around? Okay crafters, maybe just me but I’m going to show you how to turn those vases upside down to create charming bases for glitter Christmas trees.
- Milk glass vases (flea markets, antique stores are a good source for these beauties)
- Styrofoam cones
- Elmers Glue
- Foam brushes
- Glue gun
All of the project ingredients, with the exception of the vases, can be found at any craft store.
Here’s how ya do it:
- Turn the vase upside down to make sure it doesn’t wobble when sitting on a flat surface.
- Then choose the appropriate sized styrofoam cone to rest securely on the bottom of the vase.
- Using a foam brush, completely slather the styrofoam cone with glue and douse it with glitter. Glittering 101: To avoid a massive glitter fiasco, find a large cardboard box and position it so the opening is on the top, place the object to be glittered inside the box then sprinkle glitter until you have completely covered said object. Don’t forget to glitter the bottom of the tree!
- When the glittered cone is completely dry, use a glue gun to affix the cone to the bottom of the vase.
- You’re done!
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