Wednesday, December 9, 2009

You can make a Garland Tree!!

The other day at Lowe's I saw the cutest Christmas Tree that was made out of garland. I almost bought it, but it was like $15.99 if I remember right. I was like, Whoa, that is a lot of money for some garland, right? I looked at the tree more and saw that it was really just garland wrapped around a wire tree frame. "I can make that!" I thought!!

So, here is my version and I will share with you how I did it. I went to the local craft store and bought a few Styrofoam cones (I am making 3 trees all together). Then I found some of the "loopy" type garland, because it looks the best. Then I got out my trusty hot glue gun and, starting at the base of the tree, started putting hot glue on the cone and then attaching the garland and wrapping it around (and up), gluing as I went. When I got to the top I just glued the end (I had to cut to length) to the top of the cone! That was it!

You can, of course, add something to the top for a star or something, but I just kept mine as is! They look great and are so sparkly!!

One word of caution, be careful when attaching the garland to the hot glue so that you don't burn your fingers!!

If you try this, please comment and show me some pics!!

(Please ignore the stuff in the background! I had to do this on the kitchen counter because the girls were coloring at the table!! )



Belinda Milone said...

SUPER cute!

Sam said...

Don't you love when you see something like that and know you can make it yourself! Such a great feeling!

glor said...

I've been eyeing these trees for a while now, no more! Thanks for the idea, never thought of this ... going to store tomorrow!

Steph @ somewhatsimple said...

So cute! I love this!