So, I saw this tree on a friend's blog, made out of scrapbook paper.
Then I saw it in a Micahel's ad made out of ribbon.
Both are super cute, but I opted for the ribbon look!
What you're going to need:
- styrofoam cone
- hot glue/gun
I held up my ribbon, looped, at the bottom of the tree to see how long I wanted my loops to be. You're going to want to work from the bottom up. I also recommend using the fatter ribbon towards the bottom, and going skinnier as you move to the top of the cone.
I cut some ribbon to that size.
Then I used hot glue to glue the ends together.
Next you start gluing a layer around the bottom of your cone.
Continue doing this as you move up the tree. This picture is about halfway.
When you get to the top, you can do whatever you want. I put a string of ribbon around the top to hide the edges. I didn't have a cute star to pop on top, so I just made a loopy thing out of ribbon. I'm sure you could find lots of fun things to put at the top! I didn't get too creative - I was tired and I really just wanted to concentrate on Glee. (Anyone else a GLEEK??)
I think it turned out really cute. We don't really have anywhere to put it in our house, so I decided to be all nice and generous with the Christmas spirit and make it part of the giveaway I'm doing at Making the World Cuter. Want to get your hands on it? Head on over there! She's doing a bunch of giveaways starting November 30th. That was yesterday....so hurry!
(My sister also made a couple. Instead of using hot glue to put the ribbon on, she used small pins with flat heads. That would take out a step and make it even faster to make!)