Wednesday, December 04, 2013
DIY Mini Christmas Trees
How cute are these?!?! I can't believe how simple yet beautiful these mini Christmas Trees are. I can't believe I MADE THESE!
I saw a few pictures of similar designed popsicle stick Christmas Trees via Pinterest so I decided I would give it a try myself.
You will need:
- Popsicle sticks (I bought a bag of 150 for $2.50 at a discount store)
- green paint & a paint brush
- red satin ribbon
- hot glue gun
- GLITTER & anything else you want to decorate the trees with
Step 1 - cut the edges of the popsicle sticks so that you have flat ends. You want two the same size (just trim the edges) and then 6 other sticks cut gradually smaller and smaller.
Step 2 - paint the sticks. I painted both sides - you just need to leave time for it to dry. If you are using glitter on your trees then you will need to sprinkle the glitter on the wet paint and press down lightly to get it to stick.
Step 3 - glue the ribbon into a loop and attach it to the top of your longest stick (this stick will be your tree backing
Step 4 - glue the smallest piece over the ribbon then continue down the tree backing until you get to the biggest piece. Allow the glue to dry.
YOU'RE DONE! I told you it was easy
Once the glue has dried you can decorate your trees as much or as little as you like. I really like the look of the glitter only on the trees. I also used some leftover studs to create the bottom tree. I used the hot glue gun to attach the studs to the popsicle stick.
The best thing about these Christmas Trees is that you can customise them to match whatever you want. If you want to paint them purple, DO IT, if you want to cover them in pom poms, DO IT, if you want each level to be a different colour, GO FOR IT!
I thought this might have been a great thing to do with my nieces but after using the hot glue gun I think it would be best to make up some trees and let them decorate to their hearts desire. It would be fun to see what they come up with. Considering I'm currently covered in glitter I will need to do this outside with them :)
I really love the idea of home made Christmas decorations. I'm going to try and do a couple more DIY Christmas decorations before the big day arrives. I'm not normally a super crafty person so I started with the easiest one to ease my way into it.
Have you got anything you are going to try this year for Christmas? Have you made any decorations in your house?