3 Frugal DIY Christmas Trees

I love to decorate my home for Christmas, it’s a family activity around our place that starts the day after Thanksgiving.  Each year we like to take a few days to craft some new Christmas Decor.  This year one of the projects were these 3 Frugal DIY Christmas Trees.  I just adore how they turned out!  You know what I adore even more?  That we reused and recycled materials that we had on hand!

The only money spent on these BEAUTIFUL trees where the paper mache tree forms I got on clearance for 50% off at Hobby Lobby.  TOTAL COST = $8

For the remaining materials, we used old Christmas tree balls, pinecones from family walks and an old sweater that I shrunk while doing laundry!

 

*Depending on the size of your paper mache Christmas tree base will depend on how much materials you will need.  Measure the size of the tree form. Hight and width and double for the number of materials you will need.

 

 

 

3 Frugal DIY Christmas Trees

 

 

SUPPLIES

Christmas tree balls in three sizes

glue gun

glue gun glue sticks

paper mache tree form

 

DIRECTIONS 

Using a hot glue gun, glue the large Christmas tree balls on the paper mache tree base first, then add medium and finally the small Christmas tree balls.

 

 

 

 

 

FELTED SWEATER TREE 

 

 

SUPPLIES

cream colored wool felt or a wool sweater shrunk and felted

pearls

hot glue gun

glue gun glue sticks

paper mache tree form

scissors

 

DIRECTIONS 

Cut strips of felt into two and a half inch strips.

Cut out petal-shaped leaves out of the felted wool.

Use both the concave and convex wool shaped leaves.

Using the hot glue gun, glue in the felted leaves around the base of the paper mache tree.  Staggering the leaves as you continue to glue on the felted leaves row by row.

Lastly, glue the pearls on random leaves.

 

 

 

 

 

 

PINECONE TREE 

 

 

SUPPLIES

small and medium pinecones

white paint

paint brush

hot glue gun

glue gun sticks

paper mache tree form

 

DIRECTIONS 

Paint 1/4 of your pine cones white and let dry for one hour.

Glue each medium size pinecone onto the paper mache tree form using a hot glue gun.

Fill in any visible holes with the small pinecones.

 

 

 

 

 

HAVE FUN and MERRY CHRISTMAS! 

 

Blessings,

About The Author

Janelle Esker

Janelle Esker is the grateful wife of Michael and homeschooling mother of six amazing children. She lives with her family, 4 cats, 1 dog, 3 ducks and 12 chickens in scenic Ohio. Janelle received her B.A. in Education from Ohio Northern University. She is the author of CHOSEN: One Family’s Journey with Autism.

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