The Christmas season is officially here and I am so excited to decorate! I will be sharing all of the DIY decor I make, plus they will all be budget and apartment friendly!
I saw these trees at Michaels and knew I could DIY my own for a few dollars each. I tried to copy this glitter tree and this pine cone tree. I don’t recommend making the pine cone tree, it was pretty difficult and time consuming to cut the individual scales and I actually gave up only a quarter of the way in.
To make the cones, I marked a quarter circle at the corners of a poster board and cut out. I secured each cone with packaging tape, but you could use a thin layer of hot glue. If you plan on painting the cones, I would use hot glue or tape the cones on the inside (paint doesn’t adhere to glue very well).
I decided to stick to a color palette of red, green and gold, and pick a few different styles in each color. Ribbon and glitter can give you great texture and lots of fun options. My favorite tree ended up being made from fake cranberries.
I used hot glue to secure the ribbons and cranberries, and Mod Podge for the glitter. You may want to seal your glitter trees with a coat of clear acrylic spray paint to prevent glitter from going everywhere.
That’s it! The poster board cost 50¢ to make 4-5 cones, and the decor cost $4-$6 per cone.
If you make your own cone trees, let me know! Tag me on Instagram @mintedbold