Glitter Ribbon Christmas Trees

Glitter Ribbon Christmas Trees at artsyfartsymama.com

One of my favorite traditions is decorating for Christmas. Although it can be a lot of work, I always try to get my Christmas decorations up the day or weekend after Thanksgiving. Last year I decided to change my color scheme from the traditional reds & greens to bright pinks, purples, blues and greens. Other than the tree and an adorable wreath my sister made me {yes, I'm bragging about it AGAIN - I love it!!!}, I don't really have very many Christmas decorations in this color scheme. So, I did some shopping and was able to find all the things I needed to make these fabulous, sparkly, fun Glitter Ribbon Trees - on sale!
What you'll need:
4 styrofoam cones
4 rolls of glitter ribbon
4 wooden candlesticks
Paint
Felt {matching ribbon colors}
Hot glue/glue gun

First, I painted the candlestick holders with a couple coats of silvery white paint. Then I added a coat of silver Extreme Glitter paint over top to give it some glittery goodness! Set aside to dry.

Next, I cut a large and small circle out of felt to fit the bottom and top of the cone.
Hot glue them on.
You can also do this step after wrapping with ribbon. Either way works just fine!

Start by hot gluing the end of the ribbon on the top edge of the cone. I left the ribbon sticking up a little at the top since the angle I was wrapping it showed the top of the cone.

Add a drop of hot glue when you bring the ribbon around the "back" {the back will be where you started your ribbon - see picture above} to keep the ribbon from shifting or coming undone.

Keep wrapping until the cone is covered and glue end down.

Once candlestick is dry, hot glue it  to the center of the bottom of the tree.


Stand back and admire your sparkly trees! Super easy, and so cute!

20 comments:

  1. I'm over visiting from the Family Ever After link party. I love this idea! Simply beautiful!

    ~Kara (your newest google follower :)
    www.petalstopicots.com

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  2. Oh my goodness are these cute1 I love the glitter ribbon!! Thanks so much for linking up and sharing:> I am featuring these on my facebook page and of course pinning them:>

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  3. I love that glitter ribbon!! so pretty!!! great idea! first time visitor :)

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  4. These turned out just fabulous. I love the jewel tones.

    megan
    craftycpa.blogspot.com

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  5. Wow! Those are amazing!!! They are so incredibly gorgeous! Thanks for sharing these awesome trees with us! We would love it if you would please link up with us for Fun Stuff Fridays.
    http://www.toysinthedryer.com/2011/12/fun-stuff-fridays-3.html

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  6. LOVE! I just featured this project on my fb page :)

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  7. What a pretty and gorgeous idea! I love how these pretty trees can add such an impact without taking hours of your time to complete! :) I am STILL working on my decorating and I love finding ideas like this one! Hope you are doing well! :) Thanks for linking up! Have a great week!

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  8. Love these! Thanks so much for linking up to Inspire Me Monday! Definitely inspired me!

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  9. These are really cute! I love that ribbon but have yet to do anything with what I have. These are a great idea.

    Visiting from Someday Crafts! Feel free to drop by & say hello!

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  10. These are really cute! I love them!
    I would love for you to link up on Blog Stalking Thursday! http://thecraftyblogstalker.blogspot.com/2011/12/blog-stalking-thursday-19.html

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  11. These look to cool! Good Job. Thanks for linking up today at http://sewstylishboutique.blogspot.com/
    Rose and Heather

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  12. I love these!!! Super cute and easy, that's right up my alley!

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  13. How lovely! These would look great on my entry table. Thanks for linking to Things I've Done Thursday!

    Melanie
    bearrabbitbear.blogspot.com

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  14. I love! They are absolutely fabulous!! Your newest follower!

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  15. Hey, just wanted to let you know that I am going to be featuring this tomorrow from the Show & Share party! Thanks for linking up a great project!

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  16. I know its not Christmas anymore, but this came up in an unrelated Google search, and it caught my eye! I love it! Great job! And to make sure, I don't forget to do this, I Pinned it for good measure!
    AllieMakes.Blogspot.com

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  17. WOWee so cool... easy enough for kids to make

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