I finally am starting to get in the mood to decorate for Christmas.
I pinned this inspiration on Pinterest recently and started saving cereal boxes. I thought a display like that would look great on the buffet. Today the dining room table was covered in five empty boxes so I decided to get started.
1. Make your cones. I made different sized "trees" for variety.
2. I just used packing tape for this whole project. I was not in the mood to burn my finger on the hot glue gun. I got 1 bigger and 1 smaller cone out of each box.
3. Then I started going through my crafting stuff looking for supplies to use. This is one of those projects that will look different for every person. I wanted to avoid buying anything and just use what I had. I was hoping to use up things that have been hanging around waiting for their purpose. I pulled out all my green fabric, some ribbon, some shiny foil-like...stuff, and some lacey fabric. If I had any gold or silver spraypaint, burlap, or feathers that would have been fun.
Six of the trees are decorated with supplies I got from my Grandma so it makes this project even more special.
I used most of my leftover light green cotton flannel fabric from my nephew's quilt. I cut circles, let's be more realistic, I cut round shapes, and taped them on working from the bottom up. I put one skinny rectangular strip along the bottom to get started. I just put a piece of tape on top of each round shape and then covered the tape up with the next row.
Here I used ribbon from my Grandma. It was really hard to tape on, just do whatever works for you.
|It's rustic and charming, right?!|
The lacey fabric, silvery fabric/foil-y-ness, and dark teal fabric are just draped around and tucked/taped into the inside of the cone.
It was fun and free!
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