Crafty Christmas Trees

My inspiration for my Crafty Christmas trees came about from a few different sources.  I loved these ideas that I saw (see below) and wanted to make my own versions.

 

 

I bought three different sizes of floral foam cones and made each tree a little different.

For the biggest tree, I pinned on circles of felt to look like ruffles.  It took 16 sheets of felt and a lot of time to cut out all of those circles!  But it was worth it ~ so pretty!  I then added little jingle bells as ornaments, a pretty sequin ribbon for garland, and some glitter as snow.  Then a bow on top to complete it.

For the smallest tree, I wrapped the cone in green yarn, glued on tiny pom poms for the ornaments, and added a mini bow to the top.  I also painted a very small plant pot to put underneath the tree.

For the middle sized tree, I also painted a plant pot to put underneath it.  I wrapped the tree in white yarn, but covered the whole thing in silver glitter.  (I LOVE glitter!) I also added tiny pom poms to it as ornaments and added a little star to the top.

Now I have a cute display on little Christmas trees. I’d love to make more – like a pinecone tree, a fabric tree, a jingle bell tree — the sky is the limit!

Any other ideas?!?

Felt Christmas Light Garland DIY

I got this idea from a similar paper garland that I colored while I was observing 6th graders.  :)  I thought, ‘Hey, I can do that with felt!’  So here’s what I did to make this garland…

First, I traced lots of little lightbulb shapes out of different colors of felt.  You can find templates online.  I made an extra space at the top of the bulb to glue on the other part.

Then I cut out a lot of black rectangles and glued each side to the light bulb so there was a space in the middle of the rectangle.  The reason for the space was to string some yarn through them and make garland!  So just make sure the space is big enough to easily string the yarn, and the lights will pretty much stay in place.  I also decided to add some glitter around the light bulbs (using Mod Podge) just to give them that extra sparkle!

Hang up and enjoy!  :)