Woops seems like I let the holiday season get the better of me and have been caught up in a month of busy busy on the go every weekend and even most nights after work! The only free time’s I had I spent it with the hubby, so unfortunately my lovely Live Well Thrive More was on the back burner! Next year I see the need to pre plan for these two months a lot better! Anyway let’s get to the first Christmas craft I want to share, Doily Trees!
These are easy to make, possibly a little more time consuming because you have to let the hot glue dry twice between each layer of “branches”. Here is what you will need:
- 2-4 different sizes of doily’s
- wooden grill skewers
- wooden balls that will fit on the skewers (they have a hole all the way through them)
- foam bases
- Hot glue gun and glue
- Zots (Optional but these were really handy for me!)
First you decide on how many trees to make, this will decide how many doily’s of different sizes you need to cut into. Once you decide how many, cut a line half way through each doily. Then curl all the doily’s to close and either use a Zot or hot glue it shut and they will be in a slight cone shape like the third picture below.
Then you hot glue all the tree “tops” to the top of the wood skewers, let them dry completely before gluing on the first wood ball, then you alternate with layers of doily and wood ball, glue on the top and the bottom of each wood ball do they won’t slide up or down, and you can decide how you want your layers on the trees to look! I did a traditional tree but you could do tall skinny ones or short stumpy ones as well!
Once you finish adding as many layers as you want, stick them in to the foam bases to keep them up right. I love my little forest! They are so cute and happy looking in my house! (And I did add a couple more layers to the tall tree with two no worries! 🙂
Each of these delicate snowy Doily tree bring a little white Christmas to our home, as in Washington it usually doesn’t snow before or on Christmas (which stinks big time!) they fit perfectly up on top of our bookshelf with our pretty poinsettia’s and I even added snow on the “forest” floor for them! 🙂