Monday, November 25, 2013

Ribbon Christmas Trees

If you follow my foodie blog, Life of a Foodie and Her Family, you will notice how much I love Pinterest.  Well our church has an annual Gift Making Day for Kids.  I wanted the kids to make something different that what I demonstrated last year.

So that of course led me to Pinterest.  I wanted something that would be easy for all ages to do, yet something "nice" and not childish, if that makes sense.

First thing I found was little ribbon Christmas trees made out of Styrofoam cones.  Well off to Hobby Lobby I go and found a two pack of cones and lots of different ribbon.  Hello 50% off Christmas Ribbon!

The cones were kind of pricey at 4.50 for two.  So I searched online for a bulk supplier and found The Craft Place.  I ordered 48 cones that are 4 inches by 2 1/2.  They are 1.16 each.

Oh so lets get back to my sample.  It is a bit larger, but that is ok. It is pretty self explanatory.  I cut pieces of ribbon that were 3 inches long, folded it over gently and used a Dress Maker's Pin to pin the ribbon onto the cone.  Repeat and overlap the layer just a tiny bit. 

I wasn't really sure what to put at the top, but thought maybe a sparkly pom pom would look ok, so Miss V and I went to Hobby Lobby this morning and picked up a couple packages.  Used another dress makers pin to attach the pom pom.

I also have a TON of cute scrapbook paper and cut them into strips that were 1/2 inch wide and 3 inches long and attached them with the pins.  

I think they both look adorable.  I love that each child will be able to switch up the colors and patterns and make a truly personalized gift for someone they love.

I think I am going to put these little cuties on our fireplace.

So what do you think of them?????  I would love to hear your feedback.

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