If there were umpteen million hours in the Christmas season, I’d spend the majority of them crafting decorations with Olivia. Any other time of year, I’m not usually in the bust-out-the-Mod-Podge-and-glitter kind of mood. (Gimme thrift store furniture and a paint brush any day.)
But Christmas? If you stand still long enough, I might come at you with a hot glue gun. (Oh wait. That might be painful.)
So the other day, I decided to whip up these pretty little Nordic sweater mini trees:
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- Foam florist cone
- Nordic print ribbon (or whatever wide ribbon you’d like to suit your style)
- Hot glue gun and glue sticks
- Fabric scissors
- Small piece of cardboard
- Star cookie cutter
- Pen or pencil
I found this cute Nordic sweater print ribbon at Hobby Lobby and bought it with no idea what to do with it. But when I saw some tabletop ribbon trees while out shopping, I knew I could make them for way cheaper than their price tag.
- I cut about a 5 inch length of my ribbon with fabric scissors first.
2. And then cut that length of ribbon into thirds.
3. Then, I took one of the thirds and folded it over with the red side facing out.
4. And made a loop.
5. To attach it to foam cone, I started at the base an inch or two from the bottom, applied a little hot glue to the top of the ribbon loop, and pressed in place. I used a little glue between the two ends at the top of the loop too.
6. From there, I just repeated the whole process working my way around the base of the cone.
7. And then I worked my way up to the next layer on the cone until it was completely covered.
8. For the star, I used a cookie cutter I already had to trace on a small piece of cardboard.
9. Then just cut it out, jabbed a toothpick into the bottom, and stuck it into the top of the foam cone.
Aren’t they cuuuute?! These little guys can work just about anywhere that needs a little something festive.
If you want more thrifty, budget-y, crafty Christmas decor ideas, you can see more over in the gallery.
Do you have any fun Christmas craft plans you’re working on? Or seen any decor in stores and thought, “I can totally make that for way cheaper”?