It’s no secret around here that I love me some faux fur, so while I was digging out my Christmas decorations and came upon my fur wreath that I made last year, I knew that I needed to add some more into my decor! Luckily for me, I adored the way that the wreath turned out, so I decided to basically copy my own idea and made these gorgeous faux fur wreath Christmas trees on the cheap!
styrofoam cones (of varying sizes)
white faux fur ribbon
I somehow had a little bit of my faux fur ribbon left over (I think that it was from when I made these Disney inspired hair bows???) so I grabbed a couple more rolls at Hobby Lobby while they were 50% off…making them only $3 a roll! I used my 40% off coupon on the larger of the styrofoam cones and just sucked it up and paid full price for the smaller one. My total came to just under $15 total for the two trees!
Although “they” tell you not to hot glue styrofoam, I totally do it anyway. Yeah, it melts a tiny bit, but the glue still holds and it holds quickly and strongly. So I used my trusty hot glue gun on this project, but any old glue will work. I found that starting at the top of the cone was the best method for wrapping, but it doesn’t make the perfect point on the tip. Personal choice on this one, I guess.
A dab of glue right at the top of the cone, and then a few dabs to tack down the first inch or so of ribbon, then just start wrapping the fur. Overlap just enough that there isn’t any styrofoam showing, gluing a small section every few wraps to ensure that it doesn’t shift. Wrap down to the bottom and glue. Ta-da!
My hubby had a flashback to childhood when he saw my fur trees…he thought that they looked like snow ghosts! As I think that is strictly a Montana thing, I’m going to say that my trees still look like, well trees! And I love them! What do you think…snow ghosts or pretty trees?