Clearly we love this time of year, filling our home with Christmas decorations that creates a warm and cozy feel.
Letting all who enter feel that special Christmas spirit!
Today, we have more cozy Christmas decorations that are quick and easy to make.
In fact, each cozy tree can be made in about 15 minutes.
You can’t beat that!
Not only have we been making new Christmas decorations, but also we’ve been restoring a family heirloom this past month.
A piano that’s been in the family since the late 1800’s.
If you’ve been following along on our Instagram stories, you’ve been able to see the progress of the piano rehab.
We can’t wait to share it with you next month.
Finally, last Friday, we were able to deliver it to its new home.
Are you ready for a quick and easy DIY?
Scroll down to see how to make your own cozy Christmas decor.
And if you like to recycle or upcycle, then you need to see this Christmas decor make from toilet paper rolls!
It’s amazing! You won’t believe the transformation!
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After all it is the most wonderful time of the year.
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To make these two cozy trees you’ll need :
- packaging tape
- hot glue
- old sweater
- chunky yarn
Sweater Tree Christmas Decor
For this project you will need some sort of knit fabric. I picked up this sweater at the thrift store for $3.
Check your own closet for a sweater you no longer wear, then your project will be free.
I was able to make three sweater trees and have left over fabric for another project from the one sweater.
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Make Tree Cone
As a rule, we are frugal!
Why spend money on something we can make ourselves?
While you can buy paper mâché cones as a base for these trees, we decided to make our own cones out of poster board.
That’s just what we did when we made the finger knit tree Christmas decorations.
I planned on making quite a few variations of this cone shaped tree and spending a couple of dollars on poster board would save me quite a bit overall.
In addition, making the cones is rather quick and easy.
First, tie a string to a pencil. Next, hold the end of the string at the corner of the poster board and draw an arc.
Finally cut out the arc with scissors.
Now roll the poster board into a cone shape.
Determine how wide you want the base of the cone to be and trim off the excess.
Next, place the poster board cone shape on the sweater.
Mark the sweater about 1/4″ larger than the cone shape.
And cut out the shape on the sweater.
At this time, roll the poster board into the cone shape and secure with packaging tape.
It’s a good idea at this point to check and make sure the cone stands straight. If not, trim off a little from the bottom edge.
Fold right sides of the sweater fabric together forming a cone shape and stitch with a 1/4″ seam.
Turn right side out and trim the tip 1/8″ from the stitching line.
Finally place the poster board cone inside of the stitch sweater cone.
Fold over the lower edge of the sweater towards the inside of the cone and secure with hot glue.
That’s it! Not only does this tree look so good with my cozy Christmas decorations, but it’s also so quick and easy to make.
It only took about 15 minutes to make each tree.
When I staged them on my sofa, table I elevated a few of them by placing a brass candlestick into the cone.
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Chunky Yarn Tree Christmas Decoration
Once again I created a poster board cone for my chunky yarn tree Christmas decoration.
I found this luxurious chunky yarn at Michaels.
It feels and looks like wool roving, but it’s an acrylic.
Attach Yarn to Cone
Begin by running a bead of hot glue at the point of the cone. Then secure down the tail.
Apply a little more hot glue at the point and begin wrapping the yarn around the cone.
Continue wrapping and securing the yarn with hot glue until the entire cone is covered by the chunky yarn.
Once the entire cone is covered with the chunky yarn, I ran a bead of glue around the lower edge and secured one last row of yarn.
Finally, cut off the yarn, leaving a 2″ tail.
Secure the tail to the inside of the cone with hot glue.
Cozy Tree Christmas Decorations
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So what do you think? Are you ready to DIY some Christmas decorations this year? We always love to hear from you!
These tree Christmas decorations really are quick and easy to make.
I bet once you make one, you’ll want to make more.
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