Festive, Funky Doily Christmas Trees
We all have seen the paper Christmas Trees dominating the blogs and PinInterest this holiday season. I wanted to tackle making a few of these, but have been looking for my own personal twist on the project. I was at a flea market with a friend today and found a huge box of doilies for sale. My mind went immediately to this project, I gave the gal the 8 bucks for about 50 dollars worth of an assortment of doilies. I was super excited that there were several packs of silver and gold doilies too.
For this project I started with a kitchen skewer placed in a small piece of Styrofoam pressed into a Dollar Store glass candlestick holder. I made sure the pointy end of the skewer was pointing up.
Using 7 doilies of the same size per tree, I cut a straight line from the outer edge to the center of the doily. I fashioned each doily into a cone shape and used a tiny spot of hot glue to secure. As I worked up the tree from the bottom, I pulled the doily tighter, making the opening smaller and smaller as I proceeded.
One at a time, I threaded them over the skewer, fixing them with a small dot of hot glue as I worked upwards. Once the final cone was dry, I clipped off any excess stick. I then hot glued an embellishment at the very top.
For the larger white tree, I used one of my own silver candlesticks. I didn't polish the piece. I like the patina and vintage look that they tarnish gives the candlestick.
I wanted to put a birdie on the top of this tree, but all I had was a yellow bird. So out came my can of Valspar Brilliant Metal Silver spray paint. I quickly spritzed the bird, getting paint on my freshly painted nails. Oh well....guess they won't look so great for that holiday party I am going to!!!
I am super excited about my little trees. I am contemplating make several more for a holiday table scape I am thinking about.
Hope you enjoyed this little project. It's a fun, inexpensive, yet an elegant way to spruce up a little spot in your home. Now....I gotta go do something about these nails. I am such a silly bird.
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25 Days of Christmas and Holiday Ideas and Gifts Series!!