Craft your own simple, yet stylish seasonal tree decorations that you will want to display year after year

Are you in full-blown Christmas decorating mode?

Got room for a little one?

As you know, OneandSeventy’s 2016 decorations have been up a little while now, but that hasn’t stopped me changing things around a bit.

Like adding a few crafty numbers here and there.

Take these white crafted Christmas trees, for instance. They were so simple to make, but I think you’ll agree, they look stylish enough to be shop-bought.

As is often the way, this project was born of a Suzy Homemaker happy dance and an “ooooh! I could do something with those!”

Exactly like the time I spotted polystyrene cones in Hobbycraft…

…and several boxes of white beadchains marked down to 50p each in B&Q.

By the way, the week after Christmas is THE best time to pick up cheap Christmas decorations!

A year on and both have finally come into their own.

The cones married the beads and together, they have produced a couple of stylish white crafted Christmas trees that are just perfect for any winter display.

Craft your own simple, yet stylish seasonal tree decorations that you will want to display year after year

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Polystyrene cones – For this project, I used 27cm and 14cm

White beadchain – I used x2 5m (16ft) beadchains from B&Q. Original price £2.00. Sale price 50p.

Glue gun and glue

White string (optional)

Rhinestones (optional)

How to make a stylish white bead Christmas Tree

Fire up your glue gun

Working in sections, apply a line of glue where you want your beads to go

Glue your beads to the cone

Craft your own simple, yet stylish seasonal tree decorations that you will want to display year after year

The large cone took 1 and a bit chains. If you space out your rows a little more (or use a smaller cone), you could easily get away with using just the one strand.

I quite like the look of the cone through the beads, but if you’d rather cover it up, you could paint it or, do as I did with the small one and cover the cone with a base of white string. Simply brush on some Mod Podge or PVA glue and wind your string around the cone before adding your beads.

Craft your own simple, yet stylish seasonal tree decorations that you will want to display year after year

As a finishing touch, I added a few rhinestones and gems to the small tree, and topped it with a pearl bead. A simple blue bauble ties both trees into this year’s colour scheme, but you could embellish your trees in any colour and in any way you please – think glitter, pine cones, ribbon…

Craft your own simple, yet stylish seasonal tree decorations that you will want to display year after year

Don’t stop there. You can use beads in any colour – silver, green, red, gold, even black come to mind.

So what do you think? Are you inspired to craft a Christmas tree of your own? As always, I’d love to know what you think. Drop a comment below to let me know! Alternatively, come on over to Facebook and join in the chat.

A hui hou,

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Craft your own simple, yet stylish seasonal tree decorations that you will want to display year after year

 

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