Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Ornament Trees

It is finally December! Which means I can put out my Christmas stuff! Christmas is definitely my favorite holiday. I love the atmosphere that comes with it. I also love that I am able to give back to my parents as my sister and my way of saying thank you to them for all they have done for us.

Last year I wanted to add to my Christmas decor and decided to make some ornament trees. I know these are all over the web but I just loved how they look and they seemed pretty easy to make.

I am warning you the photos for this tutorial are not very good. I took them last year when I started my blog... so bear with me.    ; )

What you need:

  • Ornaments... lots of ornaments
  • Styrofoam cones
  • Hot glue gun
  • Tinsel  

I'm sure you've seen this or a very similar tutorial already, so I'll make this brief.

Hot glue ornaments to your tree, starting at the bottom and working your way up.

Use larger ornaments at the bottom and smaller ones at the top. I topped my tree with a larger ornament.

There will be holes in which you can see the styrofoam. To cover these up I cut up small pieces of tinsel and just stuck them in the holes without gluing. The tinsel stays without the glue just fine.

Warning... if you use tinsel you will make a mess!!

And there you have it, easy and fun!

Have you made any Christmas decorations this year? If you have please leave a link in the comments, I'd love to check them out!


  1. Pretty! I always seem to have extra ornaments, so maybe I'll put some of them to good use sometime.

  2. These turned our so cute, I love them!! I have been all about cone Christmas trees and ornament wreaths this holiday season... why didn't I think about combining the two?! They look lovely, great job!

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  4. These are soo pretty! I would love to use these from some of my old ornament! I am your newest follower~
    Amie @ Pinkapotamus

  5. So cute! I love this idea!

    - Chloe

  6. So cute! I am featuring this at somedaycrafts.blogspot.com

  7. wow!! this is so cute!! I'll buy more ornaments so I can make a small ornament tree for myself!! <3 Ι love christmas decorations..! Nice to meet you girl!
    Merry Christmass! ^^