We’re not having a Christmas tree this year. If you saw the size of our apartment and the quantity of our belongings, you’d certainly understand. And all right, fine, we’re technically out of town for Christmas. Sure, it makes LOGICAL sense. But what about CHRISTMAS SPIRIT? (If you see me hanging around the decorations in Nordstrom for too long, you’ll know why.)
Alyssa knew of my plight and so we dreamed up this fun DIY together to make the decision easier. These Christmas tree decorations, a Mrs. Meyers Iowa Pine scented soy candle, and A Very She & Him Christmas album and things have really picked up around here!
Round up these items:
* paper mache cones
* chenille tinsel trim
* pom poms
* green craft paint
* foam paintbrush
* your favorite craft glue
First, paint your cones green using your foam paintbrush. No need to be too careful, trees have lots of color variations!
Once dry, use your glue to apply the decorations! (Note: glue guns are quick, but too quick for the tinsel application! If you like the ease of hot glue, I’d recommend using it for the pom poms only.)
For the red pom pom tree: apply each pom pom at random with a generous drop of glue. Hold each pom pom firmly to ensure the glue holds well.
For the trim swirl tree: using your glue, apply a thin line of glue around the cone in a swirl pattern. Press the tinsel firmly along the glue line and trim the excess.
For the tree with trim stripes: starting at the bottom, apply a thin line of glue around the entire tree starting and ending in the same place. Press the tinsel firmly along the glue line and trim the excess. Let dry for 30-60 seconds before repeating up the remainder of the tree.
Don’t forget to top each tree with a pom pom!
I’m placing mine on a shelf with our stockings, but they’d also make a great centerpiece!
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