I know Christmas doesn’t start until after Thanksgiving, but Thanksgiving is only two days away and Christmas is my favorite time of year. So why not start a couple of days early? If you’re anything like me and enjoy crafting on holidays, this is the perfect craft to enjoy Thursday.
Decorative edge scissors
Hot glue gun
Wire flower stem
To start off, I cut my flower stem to the length I wanted for my tree. My cardboard backing was kind of small, so my tree is only about 4 or 5 inches tall. The stem was green, so I painted it brown and hot glued it down in the center of the cardboard.
The tree itself is made from a bunch of twine. Each section is 10 pieces of twine, about 3” long. I took the bundle of 10, folded it in half around a paintbrush, and used another piece of twine to tie it tightly together. After I slid it off the paintbrush, the bundle kind of looked like the bottom of a broom. You can make as many of these as you need to, just keep adding one to each row. Since my tree was kind of short, I didn’t need many rows to make my tree look full.
When I finished making all the twine bundles, I laid out my tree just to see how it would look. It didn’t pop out at me the way I wanted it to, so I used my silver paint to cover the tips of the twine and let it dry. Once it dried, I went through and separated the twine and hot glued the bundles to my tree in a pyramid shape.
To finish off the look, I used my decorative scissors to cut around the cardboard and add a little spice. It has a simple holiday look, but I enjoy its calm feel. You can always spice it up by adding color to the background, changing the color of the twine or the paint, or adding beads that look like bulbs. The options are endless! I can’t wait to see your trees 😊 As always, if you take any fun pictures or videos of any crafts, tag me on Instagram @SmileMakePeopleWonder and use the hashtag #DandelionSmiles. Don’t forget to subscribe so you don’t miss out on the next exciting idea.