Making a Mini String Christmas Tree
Using a Styrofoam cone, you can make this string Christmas tree to help decorate your home or workplace. This guide contains the instructions and photos needed for making a mini string Christmas tree.
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I just adore this craft for the holidays! It costs next to nothing to make, yet it's such a great piece of decor.
Total Time: 80 minutes (not including drying time)
Yield: 1 tree
- piece of paper
- plastic wrap
- petroleum jelly
- white glue
- sugar sprinkles
- craft glue
- Roll the paper into a cone.
- Tape up the sides so it won't unravel, then cut the base of the cone so it will stand up straight.
- Wrap the cone with a layer of plastic wrap, tucking the excess up into the base of the cone.
- Cover plastic wrapped cone with a light layer of petroleum jelly.
- In a bowl, dilute some glue with a bit of water and mix well.
- Begin soaking the string in the glue mixture several inches at a time.
- Starting at the top of the cone, wrap the string around several times, keeping the end of the string tucked under.
- Continue soaking more string and wrapping it up and down around the cone randomly.
- When you're happy with how much you've wrapped it, cut the string and tuck it under another piece.
- Leave it to dry overnight somewhere rather warm.
- Untuck the plastic wrap from under the cone, then carefully remove the paper.
- Gently remove the plastic wrap.
- You can leave it as is if you don't want to add the ornaments.
- To add the ornaments, dab some dots of glue onto the tree, then add sugar sprinkles on top.
- When dry, carefully remove any strings of glue from the tree.
- Enjoy your new decor. These make great centerpieces. They also look cute with LED votive candles inside of them. Happy holidays!
December 29, 20170 found this helpful
I really love this type of art work, it's beautiful, plus, you opened up a door in my mind of many other things one could make using this exact technique. Thank you!
December 30, 20170 found this helpful
I love that! Thank you! Enjoy exploring! :)
December 14, 20180 found this helpful