Hey BFA Friends! Can you believe we only have a little over a week until Christmas?! How did that even happen. It feels like this year just started and now we are about to begin a new one. I have some super exciting things to share with you in the new year! It’s something I’ve been dreaming and planning for a while now and I can’t wait to share all about it. 2019 might just be the best year yet! I know it’s kinda last minute for Christmas DIYs, but life has been crazy and I’m just now getting around to sharing these. They are pretty quick and easy, so there’s still time for you to make and enjoy these Christmas Tree DIYs over the next week. And then you’ll already have them for next year. 😉
My sweet friend Amber at Follow the Yellow Brick Home invited me along for a Christmas Music Hop to share some inspiration on how I’ve incorporated music into my Christmas decor. The first of my 3 easy Christmas tree DIYs are trees made from music sheets. This is probably one of the easiest DIYs in the history of DIYs. But first, if you are hopping over from The Crowned Goat, welcome! I’m so glad you stopped by for a visit. So let’s get started on these 3 easy Christmas Tree DIYs!
3 Easy Christmas Tree DIYs
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1. Music Sheet Christmas Tree DIYs
Next, I drew a big triangle on each music sheet and cut each one out. I used vintage Christmas music sheets that I picked up at a yard sale to make these. Music sheets are pretty easy to find on Etsy for a very reasonable price.
After cutting out the triangle, I folded the music sheet like you would fold a paper fan and stuck the skewer through the middle of it.
Next, I applied gold rub ‘n buff to small wooden stars that I purchased for the top of the tree. Once the rub ‘n buff was dry, I attached a star to the top of each tree with hot glue. I used these same stars for the next Christmas Tree DIY as well.
That’s it y’all. Easy peasy, I tell ya!
2. Yarn Christmas Tree DIYs
Many of the steps for the yarn tree are the same as for the music tree. However, instead of using the wood skewers for these trees, I used small twigs that I found outside. Again, I had my hubs drill the holes in the birch slices and I hot glued the twigs in.
To make the trees, I used 3 different sized styrofoam cones. I used the same yarn on all of them and varied them up by changing embellishments, such as ribbon and beads. This is where you can get creative with any colors and accessories you’d like. I kept mine pretty neutral. I’m sure you’re not surprised by that. 😉
I started this project using school glue, but quickly realized that was taking too long to dry and didn’t hold very well. So I switched to hot glue and it worked much better. I put a dab of glue at the beginning of the yarn to hold it in place, then just started wrapping the cone from bottom to top and back down and up again until it was completely covered. Then I used a little more hot glue to attach the end of the yarn.
Next, I added various embellishing ribbons using the hot glue as well. Then I poked a hole in the center of my styrofoam cone and added a little hot glue and stuck the twig in.
Viola! Another Christmas Tree DIY done. As I mentioned above, I used the same stars on these trees. I attached them to the top of the yarn with a dab of hot glue.
3. Evergreen Christmas Tree DIYs
Ok, these are probably the easiest ones yet! Again, we started by drilling holes into the birch slices. My husband used different sized drill bits depending on the size of the branch we were using.
We used Christmas tree clippings that we picked up from Home Depot. They give these away for free! They are great to make wreaths, garlands, and all sorts of crafts with.
Using your pruning shears, just trim them up to the size you’d like, then place them in your birch slice. I used a little dab of hot glue to hold them in place. After Christmas, I’ll just pull them out and save my birch slices to use again next year.
Since these are live evergreens, you will want to spritz them with water every 1-2 days to keep them alive.
Alrighty friends, those are 3 quick and easy Christmas DIYs incase you are looking for some last minute ideas! If you haven’t stopped by Lora B yet, you will definitely want to hop over and see her Christmas song kitchen!
I’m so glad you stopped by today and I wish you all a very Merry Christmas!
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