Homemade Christmas Trees

It was my pleasure to partner with Make It:Fun and FloraCraft® to share a “Foam for the Holidays” homemade Christmas tree project with you.

Decorating with small, homemade Christmas trees can be super easy but make a big impact.  When you create your own, there is so much versatility for how your final product will look.  I’ve decorated my own trees over several years using scrapbook paper, tinsel and even just glitter.  Using STYROFOAM™ cones makes creating homemade Christmas trees so easy.Styrofoam Tree Collage

This year, to add to my collection of different trees around our home, I decided to go a little more rustic and use burlap on my homemade Christmas trees.

The first step is to gather your supplies:
Make It: Fun® STYROFOAM™ pre-cut cones in various heights
– FloraCraft® Wired Burlap ribbon
– Hot glue gun with gluesticks Styrofoam Cones_wm Wired Burlap Ribbon_wm

Start by circumference of your tree at the widest part and cutting the burlap.  Make sure you cut it enough to overlap a little in the back.
Styrofoam Tree Step 1_wm Hot glue the burlap piece together around the tree.  I find it works best NOT to put the hot glue directly onto the cone but put it on top of the first layer of burlap instead.  It will still stay together perfectly.
Next, measure the burlap starting about 1 inch from the top of your first burlap layer.  Cut and glue it around the cone.
Styrofoam Tree Step 2_wm Continue this process until you get to the next to last piece.  Basically, don’t do the part that would reach the top.  Now, cut a small square of burlap out. Styrofoam Tree Step 3_wm Place this over the very top of the tree and pull it down over the sides.  Now, using the same method as above, secure the final piece of burlap around the cone. Styrofoam Tree Step 4_wm
I placed my burlap wrapped tree on the dining room table mixed with my snowflake and mercury glass items. Styrofoam Tree in Use 2_wm
While I was in the mood to create, I also made another yarn tree to go along with some of the other trees around my house.  Making a yarn wrapped tree is super simple.   Start by securing a piece of yarn at the top or bottom of the cone.
Yarn Styrofoam Tree Step 1_wm
Then, just wrap the yarn all the way down the tree. My yarn was pretty thick so I just made sure it didn’t overlap the previous piece. Yarn Styrofoam Tree Step 2_wm When you are done, just secure the bottom piece with a touch of hot glue.

I love using different types sizes of cones decorated as trees in our home for Christmas.  Styrofoam Trees Top View_wm Styrofoam Trees_wm

How do you decorate for the holidays? Do you use STYROFOAM™ crafting items a lot like I do?

If you need a little inspiration, you can find other great Make It: Fun projects on the Crafts ‘n Coffee blog.

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  1. Your Christmas trees are so sweet, and I love the four of them together. The contrast in colors and textures is so pretty! Thank you!
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  2. I love the look of this. So easy to do as well!
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  3. So beautiful! I wish I was crafty!

  4. really cute ideas! Those would make nice gifts too!
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  5. I LOVE LOVE LOVE this idea! I want to go make some now.
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  6. Pinned your post! The trees are really neat! I will be making these next year

  7. These are really pretty and simple to make! Thanks for this idea!
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  8. Those look so sweet!!
    I have been busy knitting dishrags for the past few days so I haven’t had a chance to make anything for me!!

  9. I really like your trees! I tend tu use Styrofoam crafting items like you do. Just made some golden Christmas trees a week ago.
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  10. What a cute idea. The tree made with the cupcake liners is my favorite.
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  11. Your trees are beautiful. I will have to give this a try, I have 2 styrofoam trees in my stash and I think I have ribbon with my holiday wrappings. Thanks so much for sharing this. Pinning!
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  12. I LOVE these trees! Going to JoAnn’s tomorrow to get supplies to make them!!!
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  13. I love the cupcake papers one! That is just too darn cute for words!
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  14. i adore these!! burlap is on my mind all day long lately…
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  15. Those are nifty and crafty ideas! Thanks
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  16. Those are great! I love I can most of those supplies at our Dollar Tree too!
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  17. I love this idea! and its so easy!
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