About once a month my friend hosts a girls craft night at her house. Little does she know I’ve been trying to carve out some more time for keeping crafty (i.e. not spackling walls, sanding down dressers, or painting crown molding) so it’s been a great excuse for me to get back into it. Plus, crafting with friends is more fun.
This month we made Christmas trees from cardboard cones! We all ended up giving our projects a different treatment – and I chose white felt for a snowy tree look that I can use all season long.
1. Start with a fiberboard cone (you can get 3 for $10 here). Styrofoam cones would also work. I picked up the white felt from Michael’s for $0.33 a sheet. I ended up using 4 sheets – which makes this an easy $12 project.
2. Paint your cone white. I used an acrylic craft paint.
Note: If you are DIY renovating your home you will never have nice nails. Ever.
This is the best I can do.
3. While the paint dries, cut out long half-circles from the felt like a mad woman. I used my thumb as a template for the size of the long half-circles as I cut (from knuckle to nail, about 1″ wide).
4. Get out your glue gun and go to town. Start at the bottom and work your way up, layering your half-circles to completely cover up the cone underneath.
If desired, there are plenty of ways to make this project more Christmas-y (add pom-pom ornaments, use green felt, or (for the daring) glitter!). Like most Christmas decorations I have, I opted to keep this wintery-simple so I can keep it them out all season long.
For now the trees are living in my kitchen, where I have ferociously spent all weekend making Christmas candies as gifts to thank some of the many people who have been such a help to us this year both at work and with our ongoing renovations. We couldn’t do it without them!
How are you getting ready for Christmas? Our tree is up and ready to be enjoyed! Which is where I am off to now : )