DIY Scalloped Christmas Trees
A fun little craft that you can complete with your kids! (If they are old enough to handle scissors.) 😉
I picked up some Dollar Tree cone trees last year and finally decided to use them. Last year I made cone shapes out of card stock for DIY Twine and Beaded trees before I had discovered the cheap alternative.
Dollar Tree styrofoam cone trees
Pieces of felt
Craft or Elmer’s Glue
Wine Corks for trunks
Cut rectangle or scalloped edge pieces of felt (as shown in picture). You can use your first piece as a template for the rest.
Work from the bottom of the tree. Add glue to a small section and start laying pieces of felt slightly overlapping each other.
The second (and the remaining) row(s) should overlap the first and be placed off centered. (As seen in bottom left corner of collage below.)
Once you reach the top of the tree, you can either fold the extra length of felt to the center to create a little point or cut a circle piece of felt for a flat top. (As seen below.)
I had all intentions of finding a branch to cut into slices for the trunks but then it rained. A lot. 🙂 So I found a couple of corks and cut them with a serrated knife for them to lay flat. I attached them to the tree bottoms with hot glue. If you cut the corks at different heights it will make your tree line a little more interesting!
They were styled with a new Minted art print that I’m in lurve with.
I had originally planned on adding them to my bookshelf “forest” (which I will reveal Friday!), but the pink tones in the Minted print and Mumford and Sons watercolor looked perfect with the pink, gray, and white felt. A few of my mercury glass ornaments added a little more metallic next my gold gilded frame.
The oyster mirror on the wall adds a lovely layer and texture. You can read how I made it here.
A few Dollar Tree snowflakes on the dresser knobs add a fun touch!
Have you tried decorating any cone trees? What materials did you use?
If you missed yesterday’s Christmas vignette, you can find it here.