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I am filling up my time with all things Christmas, and this little DIY is one of them! These are super easy to do and make beautiful centerpiece for your own winter wonderland.
Here’s what you’ll need:
- Gold spray paint (optional)
- Styrofoam cones (I used 25cm, 15cm, and 10cm)
- Pearl-headed sewing pins – depending on how many and how large your trees are, the amount of pins you need will vary. For my three cones, I used a total of about 2,300 pins with 1,200 of those being for the largest cone.
- Gold and Silver Sequins
- Liquid Glue
- Wire cutters
- Glitter Washi Tape
- Glitter and gold pen (optional for the star)
The first thing you’ll want to do is spray paint your cone. I spray painted the cones I wanted gold sequins on, and left the cone for the silver sequins white. If you put your pins and sequins close together, you won’t see much of the styrofoam behind.
Once you’ve let your cone dry, it’s time to start pinning. Thread the pin through the hole of a sequin, and poke it into the bottom of the cone’s side. I recommend continuing in a line around the bottom, and working in rows until you reach the top.
When you get about 2/3 of the way up, your pins will begin to poke through the other side of the cone. This is when you begin cutting the pins with wire-cutters. To make the whole process safer, I poked the end of the pins into a knit glove before cutting so that the tip wouldn’t fly across the room. When you put these shorter pins in, make sure to add some liquid glue. The short pins don’t have as much to anchor to in the cone, and will more likely fall out later if no glue is used. Keep pinning until the whole cone is covered with fabulousness!
After you’ve finished pinning, it’s time to make a star! There are several ways to do this, but I had limited materials so I used thick paper and washi tape. I covered the paper on both sides with glittery washi tape, and then cut out a star shape. I then used the liquid glue to adhere it to the top of the tree. Some other options you could use for the star are wood cutouts that you paint or pre-made glitter cardstock.
Let dry and you have some glamorous trees!
This project is from Holiday Crafts: 35 Festive Step-by-Step Projects with my own little twist! Check it out!