I just love crafting at Christmastime! To me, it's just another fun way to celebrate the season.
Tonight, I made these sweet little yarn trees. They were super simple (my signature style) and super inexpensive! In a matter of about thirty minutes, I had a miniature forest full of Christmas spirit and a festive little vignette in my kitchen.
Merry Christmas to me!
I picked up three styrofoam cones at Dollar Tree and two packages of buttons. I already had the yarn and glue sticks on hand. Cones made from sturdy paper will work as well.
I put a dab of glue on the bottom of the cone and started wrapping.
I added a few drops of glue along the way and one at the top of the cone to anchor the yarn in place. When I was done with the base color, I added a teeny bit of the contrasting color for interest and texture. I topped each tree with a mini ornament and a few randomly placed buttons. On one of the trees I added a bit of shiny, red, curing ribbon.
I tried to stay away from the red for this project, I really did. I wanted to be more of a purist and keep my trees green and white, but I have no willpower when it comes to decorating drama. I caved and added the red buttons and ribbon. I love the pop and I guess that's what really matters!
I think Santa approves, too.
I still have a few craft projects left to accomplish on my seasonal to do list, knitting, making tags and wrapping paper, a puzzle piece project. They are treasures I am looking forward to making as creating is one of the things that makes my season so merry and bright!
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