Ok, drumroll please...here is number two of my "mini series" of Christmas tree to display in your home! I am going to have a mini forest!
If you missed my first whimsical paper tree made from a Land of Nod catalog, click here to view. I'm proud to say these trees were made using mostly upcycled and natural materials-Izze bottle caps, wine corks and reindeer moss.
My inspiration for these all started with my collection of Izze bottle caps. If you've never had an Izze, you are missing out on the most perfectly refreshing bubbly fruit juice with the cutest little bottles and caps I can't throw away (and no, they are not paying me to write this! )
I love collecting the caps because of the pretty flower shape on them. I have used them on frames and chalkboards I thought they would be fun as ornaments on my tree.
I also have this wine cork collection I've been using in different projects. I thought they would be perfect for the bases of the trees. I used three together to help keep the trees steady. Do you want to get started on your Christmas forest like mine? Here's what you'll need:
- floral foam cone
- glue gun
- reindeer moss (I used two different colors)
- bottle caps (I used Izze)
- wine corks (three for each tree)
- small jingle bells (I used three)
Pull out small pieces of the moss at a time and glue, covering the cone completely.
Apply glue around edge of one bottle cap at a time, press firmly into the cone.
Cut several pieces of ribbon and tulle a few inches long.
Knot together and glue to top of tree. Glue three jingle bells to top.
Glue three corks together. Glue them to base of tree.
I love how these turned out-- they go along with my childlike, whimsical theme this year and I can't wait to decorate for Christmas! Are you excited to see tree number three? Stay tuned later this week! Thanks for reading and have a Happy Thanksgiving!
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