Saturday, November 26, 2011

Christmas Tinsel Trees

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For the past several years I’ve decorated for Christmas with my staple colors – white, silver, and gold, and then I add whatever accent color fits my mood that year.  Last year it was dark purple, this year I think I’m doing blue accents.  As always though I just love the way white, gold and silver all compliment each other for decorating for the Holidays. 

I wanted a few more fun trees for decoration this year and decided to make a couple new ones to add to my décor.  They took about 5 minutes to make and only cost a few dollars each – quick, cheap & easy… my kind of DIY crafts!

Michael’s had these cone shapes for a couple of dollars each and I grabbed one larger and one smaller size.  I also grabbed some white tinsel ($5 and have about half left), and a fun gold tinsel (two strands $1.50/each). 

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I was hesitant about using my hot glue gun.  We do NOT get along.  Last time I used him I vowed to never again pull him out, he has a vegance against me and finds multiple ways of hurting me.  I honestly would rather use a circular saw than a hot glue gun. BUT, I braved my fear and decided to attempt  yet another craft with the hot glue gun.
I secured the beginning of the strand in the inside with ample amount of glue to make sure it had a strong hold.  Then I pulled it around and placed another small spot on the outside to hold it in place so I could easily wrap it around the cone. 
Next, I put a line of glue up the side of the cone and wrapped the tinsel around tightly until I reached the top.  At the top I just wrapped it around twice and made my way back down the cone.  I double wrapped it so the end could be tucked back underneath the cone and I didn’t have to battle trying to glue down the end without making it obvious. 

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I did the same thing with the smaller cone and the gold tinsel…

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I LOVEEE how it looks with the gold tinsel!  I may make a handful more of those, they’re just so fun and festive!

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My house is slowly but surely being smothered in Christmas decorations and I can’t wait to show it all off!
Are you in the Christmas spirit yet?

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8 comments :

  1. So festive and simple. I agree a great combination.you can help me decorate the house when you come home.

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  2. PRETTY!!! I bought the cones too without a concrete plan for them. My initial thoughts were mod podging on book pages and black and whote family photos...but I may have to give this a try :)
    (p.s. I would NOT survive without my glue gun. We're like Siamese twins, ha ha)

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  3. I love the white one. I made one similiar to the one Katie from Bower Power did, but I might have to give that one a try, too. I'm really loving the whites and golds this year. Also LOVING that sign.

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  4. I just found your blog and am your newest follower. These trees are darling and I love your sign (Elf is quite possibly one of the greatest holiday movies ever). Thanks for creating such a fab blog full of inspiration.

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  5. Thanks for linking up to the Christmas Tutorial Link Party! I'm featuring these on facebook!

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  6. I am not putting up a tree this year because I am too lazy! But I'll have to make some things like this to get into the holiday spirit! I love these little glam trees!

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  7. LOL! I was just looking through your projects and found this. I did the EXACT same thing (same supplies and everything)!! Your photos are SO MUCH better than mine though :) Yeah, you can definitely tell it was before I had my nice camera. Too funny!! Love these :)

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