DIY Crepe Paper Tree

DIY Christmas CraftsI know, I know, it is not even Thanksgiving yet, but I have moved right onto Christmas decor.  Blame Dollar Tree.  I innocently stopped by there to kill some time before the pharmacy opened, and I had no choice but to buy supplies to make this crepe paper tree.  Super easy project that cost a total of $3 plus a few supplies I had on hand.  This sweet little tree can be made in any color to coordinate with your own holiday decor. Supplies:
  • Glue gun
  • Cemetery vase from Dollar Tree, or Styrofoam cone shape
  • Crepe paper
  • Tree topper ornament from Dollar Tree
  • Foam base from Dollar Tree floral section (optional)
Homemade Christmas Crafts Homemade Christmas Crafts Instructions:
  • You can glue and pleat as you go along, or pleat strips of the crepe paper, then glue them to the cone shape.  I switched randomly between both methods.  They both took about the same amount of time.  This was a 30 minute project.
Homemade Christmas Crafts Crafts for Christmas Tree
  • Once you have covered your entire cone, embellish as you like.  I covered the foam base in burlap with hot glue, then glued it to the crepe covered vase for a tree trunk.  Hot glue an ornament to the top for a star, spritz tree with glitter mist, or paint little polka dot ornaments.  I left it simple, and absolutely love it.
Homemade Christmas Crafts It is the beginning of this year's silver and white Christmas theme at our house.  What are your colors this holiday season?
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