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.
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
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.
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.
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. 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.
I placed my burlap wrapped tree on the dining room table mixed with my snowflake and mercury glass items.
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.
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. When you are done, just secure the bottom piece with a touch of hot glue.
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.