I love quick, easy, and inexpensive to make Christmas decor. These Table Top Trees Using Foam Cones click all of those boxes. These can be made in an assortment of colors. I chose silver, gray, and white to match lots of my other silver Christmas decor.
Welcome to this month’s challenge blog hop. Today, along with some of our blogging friends, we’re sharing a craft that was created using mostly items from the dollar store.
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I use dollar store items for lots of craft projects, so this challenge is one of my favorites! I’ve created a few other dollar store crafts this season. Click below for a look.
Supplies used for Tabletop Christmas Trees Using Foam Cones
- Foam Cones
- White yarn pom poms
- Gray yarn
- Small silver ornaments
- Long straight pins
- Hot Glue
- Wood Blocks
- White Craft Paint and Brush
- Metal Star
- Pearl Head Pin
Not only is this a dollar store craft it’s also a craft de-stash project. I have no idea why I have so many foam trees in my craft stash, but here they are. I know that whenever I see them at dollar stores, I pick up a couple of them.
Since I have so many of them, I decided to make a couple of different tabletop trees. The first one is made using white pom poms that I had in my stash and gray yarn. I used the gray yarn to make my own pom poms. I don’t have a gadget for making them. I just wrap the yarn around my fingers and after pulling it off, I tie a small piece of yarn around the center. Using sharp scissors, I snip the loops and fluff it out. The last step is to trim the yarn to make the pom pom even all the way around.
I used long straight pins to secure the pom poms to the tree. I started with a row of gray ones.
Next, I added a row of white pom poms.
The alternating pattern is continued to the top of the tree. I used a metal star that is secured to the top with a long pearl head pin. I glued the pin to the back of the star and pressed it into the foam.
To make the ornament tree, I used small silver ornaments that I bought at the dollar tree. I’m using lots of them as embellishments for gift wrapping. This is super simple to put together. I removed the caps from the ornaments so that they would press closer into the foam. I used hot glue to secure each ornament to the foam tree.
It took a bit of maneuvering to get the top of the tree to look right. I finally decided on creating the tip of the tree by adding one larger ornament to the top. The tree is topped with glittery foam stars pressed together and glued to the top.
I had a few square wood blocks in my craft stash. I painted them white, added a gray ribbon border, and glued the trees to each one to give them a base.
What’s your latest dollar store craft?
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Tabletop Christmas Trees Using Foam Cones
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