This was my first craft project for this Christmas Season. It was inspired by another post on pinterest, but I love seeing something and making it mine. I don't always follow other's instructions, and like to go off an idea and do it "my way".
Here is what I used:
2 wired ribbons (I have one that is white w/ pink polka dot with silver shimmer, and one that is a bright pink with silver edging)
Something for a topper
A cone (I used a Styrofoam cone)
Paper to coordinate with the ribbon to cover the cone
1.Cover cone in paper.
2. Cut ribbon in strips starting at 1" all the way to 4" for the tree. I started at the top. Other's start at the bottom.I would spread a strip of hot glue around the top glue the strips of ribbon. Then add a dollop of glue on each strip and loop up to glue the ends together for each strip.
3. The next layer will be the same but about 1/2 an inch or so down from the top ribbon , and the ribbon will be about 1/2 an inch or so longer.
4. Continue the same pattern until the end of cone. I had a few "gaps" between each row of ribbon.... but you can't tell by looking at it. The ribbon fills in.
I will be making another one of these for a gift for a secret Santa project at work, and will do a pictorial on the steps. BUT... don't wait for that! Try your hand at making it your own! I encourage you to check out pinterest (search "Christmas diy", and just drool at all the beauty!
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