Woohooo! Time to bring on the Christmas Decorations!!
Are yours already up?
I will confess – I can’t do it. I have to wait until after Thanksgiving.
But now it’s time!! I am all ready to set up the trees (I may have 4. Ahem.) Decorate the mantle (Not sure what is going there yet) and unpack my grandmother’s Nativity. :)
It’s so fun to freshen up the decorations with a few new things each year. The lace and linen in these pretty little trees come together for a fun, classic look that will be a great addition to our Christmas decorations!
Aren’t they pretty?
Here’s what you’ll need to make your own:
STYROFOAMâ„¢ Brand Foam:
• One 9″ x 4″ cone
• One 12″ x 4″ cone
• One 15″ x 4″ cone
Linen for covering all cones (about 1/2 yard)
Lace for decorations
Button/jute for small cone
Felt circles (1 for each base)
Begin by cutting a triangle of linen large enough to cover each cone.
Wrap the linen tightly around the cone and hot glue on.
For the base, clip triangles into the extra fabric. Glue down the bottom, triangle pieces. This will help the cone sit flat.
Glue a felt circle just a wee bit smaller than the cone onto the base.
Repeat for the other two cones.
For the 12″ x 4″ cone, wrap 1″ crochet lace around the base and glue on. Glue and wrap the lace diagonally up the cone until you reach the top. Glue the lace around the top of the cone.
For the smallest and largest cones, wrap the base and top with your thinner lace.
For the 15″ cone, alternate large and small lace in the middle section of the cone.
For the smallest cone, wrap a strip of wide lace around the center loosely. Gather up the lace in the front and glue a button and a sweet jute bow in the center.
That finishes them off!!
I tried several other embellishments, buttons, beads, etc. But in the end I liked the simplicity of the just the linen and lace together best!
I love the look of the trees paired with some Greenery and my shabby little iron birdie!
What about you? Do you add something new to your decorations every year?
This was originally a guest post at Under the Table and Dreaming. I was provided with the STYROFOAMâ„¢ Brand Foam cones to make the project. All ideas and other materials are mine.
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Suzie H says
Bev, they are BEAUTIFUL!! Great job!
Michelle L. says
Those are so elegant! Beautiful project!
Cathy @ My 1929 Charmer says
I love t hem, and I’m gonna make them. They’ll fit right into my theme. Thanks so much for sharing how you put them together. Here’s hoping you’ll share your project over at Sunday’ Best. Sharing is a good thing.
Cathy @ My 1929 Charmer says
PS – I didn’t know you have a party also on Sunday’s. I will now join in on yours.
I love these…going to have to go and get some cones. Listening to Christmas music now and decorating. Happy Holidays!
Debby Messner says
I love these trees. I was going to decorate before Thanksgiving just to see if it would be magical when we walked in the door after dining at my son’s. (I always have Thanksgiving so I thought this might be fun). It didn’t happen. I have started decorating and I think I am almost done now. I had nothing on the agenda all week-end. Hallmark movies with the Hubby, rest and decorating, not too shabby.
Anyway, I put out a little less each year. I don’t want a cluttered look. I do pick up a couple of new small decorations every year as I do the craft shows and barn sales. I think this is exciting to do.
It sounds like a plan is in the works at your house. Can’t wait to see.
‘Thanks for all the work this year on the giveaways. My computer finally started to work better.
These are darling!!!!
Michele @ The Scrap Shopp says
I *adore* these trees, Bev! So simple and cute!
My outside decor is up b/c I had the hubs do it over the weekend, but indoor stuff is still in the attic. I’m too busy CRAFTING. lol!! How wrong is that? I hope to add a couple of new items this year. We shall see!!
Oh wow I LOVE these! So elegant and chic! Thanx for sharing!
How shabby chic! Love them! My favorite part is that perfect button accent. Great work!
Shannon at madiganmade says
I agree – just linen & lace is all you need for these trees! They are gorgeous!
These are so lovely. I love the elegance of them.
Mandi @Mandibeingcrafty says
So pretty! I love them!
Oooooh I love these!! They are so pretty!! I’m quite obsessed with anything lace!! Beautiful!!! :)
Pati @ A Crafty Escape says
These are truly beautiful… so classy!
So Pretty! I love the contrast with linen and lace!
So clever and so cute! I love the soft colors!
so pretty! very creative!
Lauren @Summit St Joy says
These are BEAUTIFUL!!! Would love for you to share them at my ***spend less.give more*** handmade holiday link party! Thanks for sharing… you’ve inspired me :)
– lauren @summitstreetjoy.com
Mary @ Redo 101 says
I do love the beauty and simplicity of these trees. I have one cone sitting here waiting for an idea, and I am totally going to use *your* idea! Thanks for sharing about it, I found you at the Crafty Soiree link party.
OAK House 5. says
I love these, they are so my style! Well done!
Amy Papale says
These are beautiful!! I love the simplicity of these. They are absolutely gorgeous!
The Answer Is Chocolate says
Love these Bev. Thanks for sharing them at this week’s BFF Open House!
Oh these are so beautiful! Very vintage and oh so classy, thanks for sharing the how to :)
Jenn/Rook No. 17 says
Your trees are lovely, Bev, and would fit in so beautifully with my vintage home decor!
I’m featuring your post on my Facebook page today.
I have burlap & lace trim, definitely doing one of these for my tree display. Love it!
June Scott says
Love these! Definitely pinning for next year to add to my “tree” collection!
Jessica @ Sunny Tuesday says
I love these trees! I’m pinning this project! I stopped by from The Scrap Shoppe.
Claire Glassford says
Love this! It looks so elegant. Something I can add on the small corner in my living room or the bedroom because it suits the overall theme of the rooms.