The holidays are coming fast, which does not leave us a lot of time to decorate! I love to decorate my house for ALL holidays, but there is something so special and magical about the Christmas Season. Last year, my mom and I decided to make Christmas Trees with Ornaments. My ornament tree is so special to me (and delicate), that it has its very own shelf in the basement so that nothing happens to it. Every year I can't wait to pull it out!
We started with one of those styrofoam cones that you can get at any craft store. You can choose the size to fit your needs. We also picked out a cute base that would fit the cone. Mine was a candle holder that I got half price at Hobby Lobby. I have also seen them at Ikea. (Love that place!)
We used TONS of hot glue for this project. We started out by hot gluing the styrofoam cone to the candle holder. Then it was time to work from the bottom to the top and put on TONS of glass ornaments. Unfortunately, we did not take pictures along the way, but you can imagine it. As we glued the ornaments on we would gently push the top of them into the styrofoam, to secure them a little better. My mom has a hot glue skillet that made things a whole lot easier, so that we could dip the ornaments instead of having to hold the glue gun each time. We used tiny ornaments to fill in any gaps along the way.
The end product is gorgeous and you can obviously choose your colors to match your decor. It was a time consuming craft, but there is nothing better I would have wished I was doing than spending time with my mom. Throw on some good holiday jingles and bake some cookies and craft away!