I know it’s not Thanksgiving yet, but I’m already making/thinking Christmas decorations. Tis the Season ya know!
Making Christmas trees is one of the easiest projects to do. Last year I made these trees from Styrofoam and yarn.
This year I want to add some “natural” looking decorations. I had twine. I had Mod Podge. I did not have Styrofoam trees. Below you can see my “rough” tree form. I use plastic sheets I bought for some reason that is no longer in my memory. It’s the stuff used to make crafts with yarn and a needle. Anyway, I folded it in a cone shape and used duct tape to hold it together. Not pretty, but it worked.
My supplies. I had all these things already so technically, it was a “free” project. :D
I started at the top of the cone, using a paperclip to keep the twine in place. (Yes, that is paint on my hand. Earlier that day I painted my parents garage.)
Still going. It really doesn’t take long at all. I wanted to keep the twine close together, but you can leave gaps if you prefer that look.
When I got to the end, I used another paperclip to hold the twine in place at the bottom.
I placed the tree on top of a glass to glue. That way I can spin the cone around without getting messy with glue.
Using a sponge brush, I “painted” the cone with Mod Podge.
I really put the glue on thick, then left it overnight to dry. Once try, I pried it away from the plastic cone form. And that’s it. I made another tree the same size, and one larger using a larger form.
They look great grouped together. There’s a lot you can add to these. Before the glue dries, you can add glitter or snow flakes. Glue small ornaments, buttons, or add ribbon. Options are endless.
The twine was purchased at Lowes awhile ago. I made these from the same spool and have oodles of twine left. Oooh the possibilities!