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
Vintage Christmas Music Sheets
Gold Rub ‘n Buff
Hot glue gun
The music sheet Christmas trees are so simple to make. The first thing I did was have my husband drill holes in the birch slices. Then I used a little hot glue to attach the skewers into the birch.
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
Styrofoam cones (varying sizes)
Gold Rub ‘n Buff
Hot glue gun
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
Hot glue gun
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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Katie Mansfield says
These are adorable. They look so cute on the antique trunk!
Laura Ingalls Gunn says
Oh these trees are beyond clever and cute! Your craftiness has truly put a song in my heart.
Lora Bloomquist says
Love all these simple, pretty trees, Heather! Pinned!
Heather, I love all three trees–such fun ideas, and you’ve styled them to perfection! Excited to be joining you on this holiday hop! Merry Christmas! Blessings, Cecilia @My Thrift Store Addiction
Crystal F says
Super cute ideas. This is a great holiday craft project to do with the kids! Hope you and your family have a wonderful and safe Christmas 🎄🎅🏼🤶🏼👼🏼
Shannon@Belle Bleu Interiors says
Heather, you are so creative and talented! I love all three ideas. These trees are all adorable! It is always fun being on these tours with you! Merry Christmas!!!
Could these trees be any cuter, Heather! I love them all. I can’t believe how easy they were to make. I can’t wait to make some now too. They really do make everything look so festive and cheery. You have such a pretty farmhouse style. I hope you and your family have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year and I can’t wait to find out what you’re up to! Hugs, CoCo
Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces says
These are all such fun and charming little trees, Heather! Thanks for sharing…pinned!
Botanic Bleu says
All three of three of these DIY little trees are so cute. I like the last one made from live tree trimmings best of all!
These are such cute ideas!! I looove Rub n buff, it’s my favorite go to when crafting. I am totally going to be making these darling trees! Thanks for the Inspiration!
~Emily @ lecultivateur.com
Carol Cook says
I love all of your sweet DIY’s. I might have to try the sheet music trees.
Pam Richardson says
Heather, what creativity! I love all of these, but especially the music ones. Merry Christmas!
Your Christmas tree DIYs are so cute and clever! I love the music sheet tree the most! Angelina @ Petite Haus
Amber Ferguson says
Heather these are all fabulous and I plan to make each type. I can’t wait! Even though Christmas is almost here, the pine trees would be great as winter decor too! Pinning!
Thank you so much for joining this hop. I can’t wait to find out what is upcoming in 2019!
Have yourself a “merry musical” Christmas!
Jann Olson says
All of them are so cute! Homemade Christmas trees have a special look that I love!!
So darling and so easy! Hope I can remember this for next year! Pinned.