Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Diy Mini Christmas Trees

Day 2 of #12daysofchristmascrafts! I made 2 mini trees to set on a console cabinet which you see as you walk in the front door. 

Supplies used (for both trees): again all Dollar Tree items

  •  Megaphone (toy)
  • 2 fleece scarves
  • Angel tree ornament
  • Cone shaped foam
  • Red jut twine
  • Star ornaments
  • Scissors
  • Hot glue

Let's start with the fabric tree. This one was inspired by a You tuber, her channel is 4 Quarter Crafts  .

Step 1: Use a  sharp knife to cut off the mouth piece (the narrow end) on the megaphone 

 - This is so the Angel will fit snug on top

Step 2: Cut the fringe off of the scarf and cut the scarf, first into folded strips of varying widths, then the strips into squares.

Step 3: Starting with the largest square of fabric, glue together the open end. This creates a loop. Then starting at the bottom of the megaphone, glue the square to it with the loop face down and leave an overhang at the base.

 - I also used a dab of glue on the bottom corners of the fabric to prevent the color of the megaphone showing through.

Step 4: Repeat step 3 using the other large squares, overlapping each one by about a half inch.

Step 5: Starting with the second row, glue the next size smaller square (in a North, South, East, West pattern) , fill in the gaps to create an overlap.

Step 6: Repeat step 5 using progressively smaller squares until you reach the top of the megaphone.


I glued the top strip in one piece, then cut slits into it.

Step 7: Glue the angel ornament to the top rim to prevent it from falling off.

Now for the twine tree:

Step 1: Glue the end of the twine to the top of the foam cone.

Step 2: Wrap the twine around the cone in random directions.

Step 3: When you get to the top, cover any white areas using twine and glue.

Step 4: After cutting the jingle bell off of the star ornament, glue the star onto the top of the foam cone. 

 - I added glue in between each section of this 3d star for more security.

Step 5: (Optional) To give this tree a little more height, I glued on this salt shaker cover I had from a Dollar Tree salt shaker.

And, there you have it! Two cute mini trees to add a festive touch anywhere in your home!

I hope you'll try these! Tag me on Instagram @simplymindy3 if you do, and use #12daysofchristmascrafts! 

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