Pretty Primative Christmas Decor (Mini Burlap Trees!)

Hi friends! A couple of weeks ago I found Styrofoam cones at the dollar store and realizing how expensive they were normally I bought three. I was thinking about what I wanted to do with them when I noticed my spools of pretty burlap ribbon from Offray sitting on my table. I also had some narrow sherry red ribbon out that would be a perfect accent and match my living room perfectly!

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These trees are very easy to make. You will need:

Directions:
1. Wrap cone with burlap ribbon. Secure with hot glue. Make sure to pleat the ribbon as you go for a snug fit.
2. Wrap with sheer ribbon for garland.
3. Attach handmade ribbon rosettes using hot glue.
4. Add beads or sequins with sequins pins or straight pins.

It was a bit hard to see the tiny rolled roses in the tree video so I decided to make a larger one slowly so you can see the process in more detail. These larger roses would look swell on gifts or on barrettes and pins:

I want to thank Offray for sponsoring today’s post. You can find most of the supplies I used and many more wonderful ribbons at http://www.offray.com Be sure to use the coupon FRUGAL15 to save 15% on your order through 12/31/14. Happy crafting!

Christmas Tree Paper Bead Earrings!

Hello Friends! I am in the holiday mood! I have been picking away at my Christmas shopping online and making stuff to sell at the craft fair in December. I was making some paper beads earlier this fall and they were coming out cone shaped and I thought that it would be great to make in green for Christmas Trees!  What do you think?

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I had some leftover paper strips so I made some more of my  Pandora Style Paper Beads too. I love the glassy look I get from the UTEE. Here is a video showing how to make the earrings.

And yes, you can make these to sell with my full permission! 😀 I think these lightweight earrings are perfect for children to wear as well as teacher gifts. If you don’t have UTEE you can use clear nail polish or Mod-Podge to glaze them. that way the kids could make these without worrying about burns.  I hope this project helps you get into the holiday spirit! Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

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