Let's make some super easy and inexpensive trees to fill in your holiday decor.
- poster board or styrofoam cones
- hot glue
- coffee filters
- an ornament or ribbon
Here's one of my biggest crafting tips: If you are making something that requires a cone, make your own out of poster board. I only suggest this when you're using the cone as a base to glue something on to and not stick things IN to but styrofoam cones can get expensive, especially the large ones. Poster board is sold at the dollar store and you get 2 large sheets for $1.
I usually cut a square, roll up and glue together. Then cut around the bottom to create an even stable cone. (like the photo above)
Next, start adding the coffee filters. This large cone took one package of 160 coffee filters from the dollar store.
Next, fold individual coffee filters in half and then into thirds.
Then start gluing! Glue one filter at a time working from the bottom up. Work in circles to ensure even layers....
until you reach the top!
Then glue an ornament or ribbon on top for a bit of color. To jazz it up, spray on some glitter or embed tiny ornaments into the filters.
Using poster board cones, these cost $2.50 per tree. Even cheaper if you do smaller trees and can use 1 package of filters for 2 trees. These are great to use when you need several centerpieces like a church or office dinner or maybe bunco, etc.