With all of the alternative Christmas trees we’ve spotted, we decided to use some of our versatile fringe trim to create our own! We especially loved creating this version because you can place it right above a table or chair that will hold all of your holiday presents. That way it looks magically larger than it really is!
6 yds of emerald 4″ chainette fringe
2 yds of gold 2″ chainette fringe
Green and yellow tacs
1 yd of metallic cord (optional)
Ruler and pencil (not shown)
1. Your tree is going to measure 34 inches tall and 20 inches wide. Using a pencil and ruler, measure and mark these points on your wall.
2. Using your tacs, add your first layer of fringe along these points.
3. Continue adding fringe from the bottom to the center and to the other side using your tacs. When pinning at the center, you can leave about an inch of wall space to cover up later. This will save fringe to complete the entire tree.
4. Once the “tree” is completed, use your gold trim as “decorations”. Cut out pieces that will drape across the tree to cover up the bare wall spaces. Tape or glue these pieces on. I taped them so I could salvage the emerald fringe for any future DIYs.
5. Add a star to the top of your tree. If you don’t have one, you can always use some metallic cord you may have leftover from last week’s DIY to create a star using your tacs.
6. Add any additional ornaments you may have and you’ve created a festive alternative Christmas tree!
Not in the mood to deal with the purchasing, decorating, and cleanup of an actual Christmas tree this year or interested in doing something a bit more creative, well these DIY Christmas trees may just be your cup of tea.
DIY Wall Collection Christmas Tree via Apartment Therapy
DIY Sticks Christmas Tree via Laloleblog
DIY Floating Christmas Tree via Not Martha
DIY String Art Christmas Tree via Real Living
DIY Lights Christmas Tree via A Merry Mishap
Okay, I’m a little early but early is better than late. What am I talking about? Well, I’m talking about getting ready for Christmas. I’ve already kept my eyes open for gifts and decorations. Besides purchasing decorations from department stores, I also like making them myself. It’s one of the best time of the year to spend with family and work on a fun project.
This week, I decided to create a miniature Christmas tree out of wired ribbon. This is really fun and it’s great to do as a family or teachers can use this for school projects also.
Using the scissors cut 6 inches of the 1 1/2″ ribbon. You’re going to need five pieces of this. Then five pieces in 5 inches, five pieces in 4 inches, and five pieces in 3 inches.
Once again using the scissors cut 6 inches of the 1″ ribbon. You’re gong to need six pieces of this. Then six pieces in 5 inches, six pieces in 4 inches, and 3 pieces in 3 inches.
Now take the craft stick and place it into the styrofoam. The styrofoam will be the base.
Remember the 6″ of the 1 1/2″ ribbon you cut earlier? There was five pieces. Take the ribbon, add glue to 1/2″ of the ribbon on the edge and wrap it around the stick towards the bottom. Do this with the rest of the ribbon. It’s okay if you overlap the area that you already placed the ribbon.
Once you’re done with those five pieces. The next part is to do the same with the six pieces of the 1″ ribbon. From then on, you pretty much just have to wrap the ribbons around the stick; switching between the 1″ and the 1 1/2″ ribbon. Go from the largest cut ribbon to the smallest. Such as from 6″ to 5″ to 4″ to 3″.
After you’re finish, wrap the base with the velvet ribbon
and you’re done.