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White Christmas Trees – 4 ways

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I have seen cute trees all over this year (costing a pretty penny!).  I knew my cheapness…and craftiness would never be okay buying them when I could DIY some myself!

I have four variations on how to make them (although the options are endless) to show you today.

Supplies needed to make this project:

  • FloraCraft® Make It: Fun® Foam: Cones (multiple sizes)
  • Chunky White Yarn
  • White and Silver Scrapbook Paper
  • Copy Paper
  • White Glitter
  • Foam Stars
  • Low-Temp Glue Gun and Glue
  • StyroGlue®
  • Wood Slice, Dowel and Drill (optional)

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Instructions:

There are so many ways to decorate your trees.  My tip is to keep the materials you use in the same color family to create an elegant display.

First style: Yarn-wrapped.

Using a  glue gun, glue the yarn to the very bottom of the cone and begin wrapping.

yarn-wrapped

Add glue as you work your way up to cover completely.  Glue a foam or paper star to the top.  I love this chunky yarn!

yarn-wrapped-tree

Second style: Paper-wrapped.

Take a 12 x 12 sheet of scrapbook paper and wrap it around the cone.

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Glue the ends to the cone and then trim the excess paper along the bottom.  Glue a foam or paper star to the top.

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Third style: Glitter. (Everything is better with glitter!)

Simply coat the foam cone in StyroGlue and then sprinkle the glitter on before it dries.  Again, glue a foam or paper star to the top.

glitter-cones

With Christmas lights nearby it totally shimmers!

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And last but not least: Paper Layers.

This one looks tricky…but it’s not! Simply cut white paper strips, then cut a zig-zag pattern on one side of the strip.  Curl the edges up using your scissors (or your fingers) and glue it to the cone starting at the bottom and work your way up.

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Glue a star to the top to match the rest of your cones.

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Now, you could stop there and simply arrange your cones on wood bases like this…

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or…you can create these really cute topiaries.

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To make the topiaries, drill a small hole into the center of a wood slice.

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Insert a dowel into the bottom of the foam tree and then glue it into the hole in the wood base!

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I love how they turned out!  If you’re not quite comfortable using a power drill, you could also recreate these faux wood slices that I showed you here and then simply insert your dowel into the foam base.

wood-base-trees

My FAVORITE part about these is that there are SO many ways you could make them. I have showed you four ways…but think about making them all colorful instead of white. Or add buttons, Popsicle sticks, lace, peppermint candies, washi tape, little snowflakes, wrap in lights…just SO options to make them your own!

kimbo

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