Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Christmas Projects DIY

Here are three quick projects I did for my own house for Christmas. The first is this simple cone tree:


I bought a round plaque, a foam cone, and a the In Bloom one pound bucket of rhinestones. (You can find similar flat-back rhinestones online here.)

I painted the plaque silver with spray paint, and then glued the cone to the plaque with Tacky Glue. I then glued each of the rhinestones, varying the size, to the cone with tacky glue. The project is very easy, but it did take a couple of hours to cover the cone.



I was happy with the simple blingy cone tree when I was finished. The great thing about Tacky Glue is that it dries clear.


With a second cone and plaque, I painted the plaque gold, and then using clear tacky glue, I glued strips of pink fabric in layers over the cone.


I kept doing the layers until I reached the top.


Finally, I added strips of burlap that i secured to the fabric with hot glue. 


Finally, I wanted to do a version of this Santa inspired wreath project I found on Pinterest. I used a simple wood wreath form, two red boas, black satin ribbon, a rhinestone buckle, and a wood "ho ho ho" piece. I purchased all of the items on Amazon.com.



Simple wrap the boa around the wreath form. I chose to secure the ends with zip ties so I wouldn't ruin the boas, or the form. Next, I added the ribbon, and hot glued the ends of the ribbon to secure it in place. I painted the "ho ho ho" wood piece with white paint, and then hot glued it to the boa. It was very simple to make, and took only about 20 minutes!


2 comments:

  1. Hi Tera - cute ideas - especially like the silver tree. The Santa wreath is such a cute idea. Thanks for visiting my blog.

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  2. I love all three projects...but I love that blingy tree the best!! Awesome!

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