12.02.2011

Tinsel Trees

This is a very simple and inexpensive craft that you could probably make with supplies laying 
around the house. 
Supplies: 3 pieces of poster board ($1), tinsel (regular $6.99 + 50% off @ Hobby Lobby), hot glue (free), ball ornaments (regular $3.99 + 50% off also from Hobby Lobby) 
Project Total: $13.46



To make the trees, I tried to use the template I found on Pinterest, but I wasn't able to get it exactly right. =( 
 I cut them just like she did at The Creativity Exchange...


...but after I formed the cone, I ended up cutting some off the bottom.
Hopefully you can understand her tutorial a little better than I did. 


I hot glued the tinsel at the top and wrapped the tree adding a dot of hot glue here and there. I used one 12 ft. tinsel per tree, but if you're going to use another color besides white, I would recommend using more than one to avoid gaps. I then took a ball ornament and turned it upside down, added some hot glue and filled in the hole at the top.  You could use snowflake ornaments or any kind that can be turned upside down.



I've been busy working on more trees, so be sure to stop back by for more ideas! 


I linked up with:
  Weekend Bloggy ReadingSunday's Best Linky Party!
Serenity you

7 comments:

  1. I love miniature Christmas trees! I want some to put everywhere and this is an inexpensive way to do it!

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  2. Beautiful, thanks for sharing!

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  3. Beautifully and cleverly done. Love the garland you chose, very crisp looking. I made some of these trees but covered them with black and white damask tissue from Walmart. So pleased how cool these trees turn out whenever I see them in blogland!

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  4. Love!! I definitely might have to do this! Great job! Your newest fan!!

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  5. Love the iridescent tinsel! Sooo pretty! Would love for you to link this up to Sunday's Best, the party is now open =)

    http://www.oasisaccents.com/sundays-best-party-2/

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  6. Really cute, and very clever of you, you creative girl you. Really like the look of the tinsel. Thanks for sharing over at Sunday's Best.

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  7. Thanks for linking up to Serenity Saturday, hop to see you again this Saturday
    www.serenityyou.blogspot.com

    Natasha xx

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Thank you so much for your sweet comment! I can't wait to read it! :0)