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.
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)
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
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.
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…
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,