Wednesday, December 2, 2009

It's a Crafty Christmas!

Ready to make some ornament trees?

Here's what you'll need:


Styrofoam cones.

A glue gun . . . (a crafter's best friend).

Some dollar store berry sprays.

Plastic ornaments in whatever color or colors you decide would be best for your tree. Get these at the dollar store too!
Let's get started:
Start at the base of your Styrofoam cone. Glue a row of ornaments as closely together as possible. Continue to glue rows of ornaments until you reach the top of your cone. Next, use scissors to cut berries off of the "spray". Leave an inch or so of wire attached to the berry. Use the berry to cover any Styrofoam that you can still see through the ornaments that you just glued onto your cone. Use the wire on the berry to anchor it to the Styrofoam cone. Use the glue gun if necessary.
And there ya have it.
Ooooooh. Pretty.
Send me pictures if you make your own ornament tree. I'd love to see your creation!

15 comments:

  1. I'm totally going to do this with my kids. I'm sure using a hot glue gun with a 3 yr old and 5 yr old isn't a bad idea at all. I'm going to do it anyway. I'll be sure to share pictures like you asked, but I suspect they won't be as nice as yours. :)

    Thanks for stopping by my blog.

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  2. I keep finding people who have found ornaments at the dollar store. Apparantely our local store is lame because they don't have ANY and I've been checking! :( The trees are beautiful! Thanks for sharing.


    Stopping by from SITS.

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  3. Ooh. That is pretty. I love a crafty lady.

    Stopping by from SITS.

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  4. So pretty. I love the use of non-traditional blue with silver.

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  5. Stopping by from SITS!

    Those are gorgeous. I always see them in stores, and think, "I could do that", but I never knew how. I might have to do that while hubby works this weekend!

    ~Elizabeth
    http://confessionsfromaworkingmom.blogspot.com

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  6. That is so pretty! Thank you for the idea. I love the colors!

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  7. Popped in from SITS! I love that idea!

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  8. These are really pretty, too! I really want to try this. Thanks for sharing.

    Teresa <><

    http://toomanyheartbeats.blogspot.com

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