I love Christmas crafts. They're so fun and they make decorating for Christmas even more fun because its something you made. My sitter had mentioned she wanted to get some cones and decorate them as Christmas trees. I just happened to find some at the craft store and so I kind of stole her idea. Oops!
Here's the stuff you need: some cones, some felt, some pins. Not pictured is the largest cone, I had already started covering it and then was like "oops, I wanted to blog this!" Also, there is some tacky glue pictured which you can use to glue some felt to the bottom of the cone so that the cone doesn't break up and get foam everywhere.
So, what do you do? Cut a thousand felt circles. Okay, not a thousand but for all three cones I need 397 green circles. Yikes! It took 36 sheets of felt to get all the circles I needed, not including the gold felt (I only needed about 1.5 sheets of that).
After you cut out a bunch of circles, fold them into half and then half again so you make a little flower looking thing. All you do then is pin the tip of the flower to the cone and make sure no white is showing.
On the first one, I put a bottom solid ring around the bottom but it turns out that wasn't needed so you can skip part and save the felt for your circles. Trust me, you need A LOT of them.
Here's the tree halfway, you can do any pattern you want but just make sure you cover all the cone.
Once you get to the top, your tree should look like mine above, switch to gold and pin 4 circles around the top. Then, I pinned 2 more flowers and fluffed them up so it looked like a puffy flower/star.
See? Super cute.
I spent 2 days making these three because cutting circles made my hand a little tired but once the circles are on, it goes really quickly. I think I did the big tree in about 30 minutes. Hubs wants to add some beads or tinsel to them but I think they look great on their own. And if you don't want a green tree, get creative and do whatever color you want!
What's your favorite Christmas?