I'm really excited to show you this craft! I had hoped to get more than one made...but you know how that goes. ;)
But...I do NOT sew!
Not that I can't. I can.
I just HATE to sew!
So....I made my trees using wired ribbon instead!!
All my supplies are from the Dollar Tree. So, my total tree cost me about $5.
- Styrofoam cone
- 2 rolls of wired ribbon
- Ornament for the top
- Ugly candle holder for base
I painted my tree first with red craft paint I already had. Just to create a finished looking background.
Then I cut a length of ribbon (I guessed on mine) and scrunched (I'm pretty sure that's a technical term for this technique) the ribbon on one side to create a ruffled effect by using a pair of pliers and pulling on the wire.
I hot glued each piece in place on the cone. I also used straight pins to ensure it was secured well.
Continue until it's full.
I used an ornament for the topper. I pulled it apart, took out the large center, then hot glued a toothpick in between the layers that were left and shoved it into the top.
For the bottom I simply painted an ugly candle holder with white craft paint and hot glued it to the bottom of the tree.
That's it! Super easy...no sewing....and cheap! You know those are my favorite kinds of crafts!! :)