Teaching Thursdays: Mod Podge Crafty Christmas Trees

Christmas trees are a holiday staple. Why not trying spicing up the traditional Christmas tree, and make one of these? These crafty Christmas trees are so unique. I love the use of bright colors, and the details. These non-traditional Christmas trees were created by one of our talented designers, Trenice Bishop. These trees would make for a great table centerpiece. Make one or all three. A very different take on the traditional Christmas tree. With this project feel free to use the embellishments listed, or whatever pleases you. This is a beginner skilled craft that is perfect for any level crafter. It will take anywhere between 30 minutes to 1 hour to complete.

Plaid Supplies:

Mod Podge (Paper Formula)

Other Supplies:

3 Styrofoam floral cones (various sizes), Paint brush, Hot glue gun, Decorative paper product of choice (includes wrapping paper or decorative sheets of paper, card stock), Adhesive gems stones, Ribbon, Tassel, Small decorative bows, Medium sized bow, Scissors, Floral pins, Snowflake ornament

Instructions

  1. Use the Mod Podge (paper formula) and a paint brush to apply a thin layer to the back of the wrapping paper / sheets of pare to be used. The Mod Podge will keep the paper from fraying and tearing while wrapping the cones.
  2. When the paper is dry to the touch, secure the paper to the foam using the hot glue.
  3. Trim any excess paper from the bottom of the cone once completely covered.

Directions To Decorate:

Snowflake Tree

  1. After wrapping the cone base with the daisy (snowflake) printed paper, add adhesive gem stones to the center of each snowflake. If the gems have trouble staying put, trying using hot glue to keep them secure.
  2. Use Tassel scraps to wrap the base of the cone. Secure to the cone with floral pins or a neat hot glue application.
  3. Finally top the tree with a snowflake ornament or snowflake floral accent.

Glitter Bow Tree

  1. Decorate the already wrapped cone with the mini glitter bows using hot glue.
  2. Add adhesive gems for even more sparkle.
  3. Lastly hot glue the medium sized bow to the front of the tree.

Light Pink Abstract

  1. Since the pattern is a bit busy, break up some of the pattern buy using ribbon along the sides of the tree.
  2. Hot glue the ribbon to the bottom of the cone.
  3. Run the ribbon up one side of the tree and down the other so that the ends meet at the same place where you started. And repeat.
  4. Use an ornament to place on top of the tree. Use hot glue to secure ornament or stick directly in to foam at the top of the tree.

3 Comments to “Teaching Thursdays: Mod Podge Crafty Christmas Trees”

  1. These tree’s are too darn cute! I love the color combo!

  2. I love these christmas trees so much! All the detail is beautiful! Great job

  3. I love the bows one the best! But they are all cute.

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