The idea for this tree came from looking at old Christmas decorations and picks from Christmases past. They just sit in a box year after year, not used, but not being thrown away either. And I had some limpet shells left over from a recent tutorial, but not enough to do another tree. So I just started gluing parts of Christmas picks, marbles, rope and shells to see what I would come up with.
First I wrapped the cone form in white felt. (Looks better than the brown color of the cone to me.)
I used a mish-mash of materials I already had. That meant old Christmas picks, faux berries and leaves from candle holders, marbles, shells, rope, etc.
Starting at the bottom of the cone, I hot glued each item, one at a time. Requires quite a bit of glue sticks and patience.
This is what “creativity” looks like in my craft room. A happy mess!
I just added row after row of different items. No plan, just winging it as I went.
Since I had all the supplies for this craft on hand, it was “free” to make. Just a bit of time and a lot of glue sticks!