Thanksgiving is over, which means it’s time to start decorating for Christmas!
I made these little DIY Christmas trees this weekend with only a few supplies that you might already have around.
Here’s what you need:
- Thread or yarn
- Mod Podge or Elmer’s Glue
- Saran Wrap
- A brush to apply the glue (optional)
- Ribbons, buttons, push pins, etc for decoration
Start by making a cone with your paper and taping it so it retains its shape. You can make a variety of different sizes
if you want to make more than one tree.
Cover your cone in saran wrap. It doesn’t need to be perfect and the Saran Wrap can be doubled. It’s much easier to remove the cone when covered in Saran Wrap, so just make sure all the paper is covered.
Start wrapping your thread or yarn around the cone. You can wrap it evenly or unevenly, whatever you think looks best. Make sure that you get pretty full coverage on the cone, otherwise the tree won’t be stable when you remove the paper and Saran Wrap. I found it helpful to put a little glue on the cone before I started wrapping the thread so it stayed in place.
Once you’ve covered the cone in thread, cover the entire cone and thread with glue. You can use Elmer’s glue or Mod Podge–anything that will dry clear. Make sure to cover all the thread generously since the glue will give your tree stability once it dries.
Let the glue dry completely. Once it’s dry, remove the paper cone, then pull off the Saran Wrap.
Decorate your tree! I thought about gluing on beads or buttons, but didn’t have any. Instead, I used little pushpins and ribbon.