Anyway, I digress. I found a few Christmas Tree cone projects out there in blogland, and really liked the idea! I purchased two larger white cones, perfect to make trees... but it took a while to decide what I wanted to do! I gathered pine cones, while in Tahoe last weekend, and had thought to make a pine cone tree, but decided against that for now. While thrifting last week however, I found two gloriously sparkling tinsel garlands for $.99 each (one was 21' long, the other 15' long. I used all but 1 ft of the 21' garland, and half of the 15' garland). I woke up this morning realizing I FINALLY knew what I wanted to do! Tinsel trees and glimmering bows on top!
Here's how I made them...
I purchased 2 cones at Michael's, 1 was nearly 24", and the other 17" tall. I used a 40% off coupon on the larger one, so the two of them together were $16. I also had purchased a roll of silver dotted, wire edged ribbon last week for 50% off, so it was $3 for the spool for 10 yards. I gathered up my hot glue gun, and extra sticks.
I had to repair a crack in the larger cone, after already taking the first one I purchased back. I just used some hot glue in the crack, and really smushed it together. :)
Then, I started at the top of the cone, and wrapped my way down! I glued about every 2nd wrapping to secure the rings.
After both were wrapped, I tied bows out of the silver ribbon, and glued the heck out of them to the top. I may pin them later to make sure they stay. :)
Fluff the tinsel garland, and display! These quickly became one of my favorite projects... I was just staring, and staring, and...
Awww, this really helped get me in the spirit... Now where's the Peppermint Hot Chocolate?!