After redoing my powder room with a coastal decor this summer, I knew I was going to need something different for holiday decor this year for that space. In previous years I used gold and burgundy to match the colors, but this year I wanted to use soft greens and white. I decided to decorate a cone tree and have clear shell ornaments beside it.
How I Made It
I started with a white Styrofoam cone and used nylon crab line to wrap the cone. The crab line gives it a nice thick look. To avoid fraying, I used a little bit of hot glue when I cut the line. Small dabs of hot glue along way hold the line in place well.
After completely covering the cone, I wrapped sheer ribbon around the tree, added pearl head pins to look like ornaments and to hold the ribbon in place. I hot glued small silver snowflakes for some added dimension and added a larger snowflake for the topper. I found all of these at JoAnn’s
For the trunk, I used a cork that came in a small bottle that I found in the dollar spot at Target. Who doesn’t love the dollar spot? I can never go into Target without stopping by that little area of the store. This summer, I bought three little glass bottles, not having a clue what I would use them for, but the cork stopper that came with the bottle works great as a tree trunk. I just hot glued it to the center of the bottom of the cone.
For the ornaments, I used a small kitchen funnel to add sand to the bottom and sprinkled shells on top. I found the shells on clearance at Michael’s. That’s always a bonus.
Using the same sheer green ribbon that I used for the tree, I tied a bow through the ring on the ornament cap. The weight of the sand allows the balls to balance and remain upright.
I can’t wait to display them this holiday season. I think they’ll be a cute addition to the coastal decor of the powder room.
Are you getting an early start on your holiday crafts?