Friday, November 12, 2010

Christmas Ornament Tree

Do you remember the beautiful Christmas ball wreaths from last year? Well I made two of them and absolutely love them! So I was trying to figure out what I could do this year with Dollar Store Christmas balls and here is what I came up with.

Materials needed:
Styrofoam cone
Tinsel garland
Medium and small (plastic) Christmas balls
Glue gun and LOTS of glue
Ribbon bow





Method:

I wrapped the Styrofoam cone with Dollar Store tinsel garland and glued it down as I went. I have tried to spray paint the styrofoam before putting the ball on, but it doesn't work. The tinsel really hides any gaps and imperfections..definitely worth the $1.

I then started to glue the balls onto the tinsel, starting with the medium sized ones at the bottom and then filled in the gaps with the smaller. The ornaments just seem to be hanging from tinsel but they stick :)
Keep turning the tree around as you go or it will topple over. 
 I was amazed at how much glue was used. In the end I had to go around and clean up the tree of glue strings :)
I couldn't figure out exactly how to finish off the top so I tied a ribbon bow and glued it down. It did not look bad with the ornaments alone on the top but I felt it needed something else.

I think the total for this was $5 or $6 for the ornaments, $1 for the tinsel and $3 for the Styrofoam.

Enjoy!
Stephanie

46 comments:

  1. Really pretty! Love cheap decor!

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  2. Hi Stephanie,

    You've been featured on my blog for this Christmas Ornament Tree. I love it, you know.

    here the link and grab the button.

    http://mynameamiko.blogspot.com/2010/11/christmas-ornament-tree-featured.html

    And thank you for sharing it.

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  3. I love these and want to make one for my front porch! It turned out great!

    Thanks for stopping by the Free for All party!

    Hannah @ http://youngancrafty.blogspot.com/

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  4. This is super fab! Excellent job!
    I do home you come link this up to my weekly Thursday Making It With Allie Link Party! I think it would make a Fabulous addition!
    AllieMakes.Blogspot.com

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  5. I love this idea!! I am definitely going to do this one in my home, so pretty!!

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  6. I love this. I have a whole bunch of ornaments that I need to do something with. I think this will work. Thanks for sharing!

    Libby
    http://doingmyownblogthing.blogspot.com/

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  7. I LOVE THIS!!! Perfect, because you can use your own colors!!!

    Thanks for sharing!!! I'd love your input on my crafts!

    http://vintagewannabee.blogspot.com/

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  8. that is so cool I think I will have to try to make one

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  9. So cute! Found you via 'something i whipped up monday'. Well done on this lovely tree!

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  10. Oh I love the it. I am going to try this myself. Thank you!

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  11. Beautiful job! You were featured on Craft Envy!

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  12. So cute! Reminds me of an ornament tree we had when I was a little girl.

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  13. My daughter has been wanting to try a project like this, so your tutorial is so timely and helpful! Thanks for sharing your creativity.

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  14. What a cool decoration, even though you used a lot of glue it was SO worth it! Thanks for the tip to wrap with tinsel. I host a linky party on Thursdays and we'd love for you to join us!

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  15. This is sooo adorable! Love the great big bow at the top! Hope you will link this up to my Pink Hippo Party @ http://pinkapotamus.blogspot.com/2010/11/pink-hippo-party-3.html

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  16. Great job! This came out really cute and so cheap. Thanks for sharing.

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  17. wow..i'm on my way to the dollar store today..thanks for sharing

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  18. So cute! I;m your newest follower.

    bloggingbypictures.blogspot.com

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  19. Would love for you to link up over at my blog!
    http://gigglesglitzandglam.blogspot.com/2010/11/glam-party-2.html

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  20. That is awesome! I would love for you to come link up at the Strut your Stuff Party!
    http://danajeanward.blogspot.com/2010/11/strut-your-stuff-link-party-and.html

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  21. I love this. I always thought about making one, but did not know how to get started. Thanks for the instructions. ~~Sherry~~

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  22. This is beautiful! I'd love it if you linked this up at my Thursday Theme Party. The link will be open through the weekend.

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  23. Cheap and fun, this came out cute. I ponder how I can find or make some cheap triangular bases like that for the trees I intend to make this year...

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  24. Beautiful! I love Dollar Store crafts! Thanks for linking up to the Holiday Hookup!!

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  25. This is super cute! I love it!
    I'm featuring this on my blog today! Hope you dont mind!

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  26. Hi, New Follower..Love the Tree, great job. I am working on a Topiary Tree right now kind of like this!! Hope to see you on my blog.
    Have a Great Friday!!
    Blessings,
    Denise

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  27. Love how bright and fun this looks! I think I need to drag my left-over Christmas ornaments out and get gluing!

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  28. Super cute and I love how it really stands out! I think I'll be heading off to grab some supplies soon to make a few!

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  29. Very creative ... so simple and inexpensive. Came by way of Thrifty Thursday... thanks for sharing!

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  30. Pretty! It was genius to wrap it in the tinsel before you started adding the balls! How tall was your tree base?

    Thanks for linking up to My Backyard Eden!

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  31. we featured you today on our blog!

    http://threesisterz.blogspot.com/2010/12/these-are-few-of-my-favorite-christmas.html

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  32. I LOOOVE this!!!! I decorate other peoples homes for Christmas and am always looking for new ideas! Thanks!!!!!!!!!!!! XO, Pinky

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  33. Just dropping by to let you know that I linked to this post in a round up today from the Home & Garden channel at Craft Gossip. :) This will appear in the main Craft Gossip RSS feed, on the main home page and can be found directly here
    http://homeandgarden.craftgossip.com/25-christmas-tree-crafts/

    If you would like a "featured by" button, you can grab one here!
    http://homeandgarden.craftgossip.com/grab-a-craft-gossip-button/

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  34. you do what i do with the garland.looks pretty and i want to do one! lol and i found out that garland works for any project! i usually buy about $ 20 or more for just garland for my crafts. especially wreaths. thanks for sharing.:)

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  36. Wow, this looks pretty fabulous and stunning! We have some left over Christmas balls. Now I know where to get use them to. Thanks for sharing your ideas on Christmas table decorations, they truly inspire me. Cheers!

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