Twine Christmas Trees are an easy way to add a little rustic charm to your decorating this year.
I don’t know why but I love decorating with foam cones! Remember my Santa Hat Topiaries and then the next year I used the same cones but covered them in green burlap with gold fringe on the bottom and they were the cutest tree topiaries. So this year I used the same foam cones, minus the sticks, and decided to use twine to give them a natural and rustic look. They turned out so cute and can be used with many different colors because the twine is natural and neutral colored. I also love the fact that I basically reinvented them for so many years and that made it really cost effective!
So here’s what you need to know and have and do to make your own Rustic Twine Christmas Trees
5″ foam floral cones (located in the floral area at major retailers)
hot glue gun
medium size jingle bells (I found mine in the craft area)
#1. Apply a small dollop of hot glue on the bottom of one of the foam cones. Place one end of the twine on the hot glue and then gently wrap it around the cone all the way to the top (see photos). The twine will not cover the entire cone all the way up (see photo) and that is OK because once you reach the top, you will start to wrap it back down, this time filling in as many gaps as you can.
#2. Once the cone is wrapped top to bottom, place another small dollop of hot glue at the base to hold the twine and snip the excess.
#3. Give each bell bottom a dollop of hot glue and gently press into the top of the foam cone.
#5. Repeat with the desired amount of cones.
*The foam cones come in a variety of sizes so have fun with it and make a few different size trees! When I do them in different sizes I love to put them in groups of two or three. They look great on the table as centerpieces or on a fireplace mantle or the entry room table.
Easy enough aren’t they? I can’t wait to see what ideas I come up with to dress up my little foam cones next year! Have you ever made anything out of those foam cones? I need to hear what you did!