Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Decorating for Christmas...ALREADY!

Well, I've got little kid decorations for Christmas, but I don't really have much in the way of adult decorations. I've wanted the cone trees for years, but I didn't want to pay $30 for one (and of course I wanted two). I also wanted some glittery balls I found at Roberts last year, but it was $12 for one color. Yikes! When Christmas was over, I bought them for $3 for one color. Much better.

I originally had them in this hurricane holder...but I felt I needed to change it up. When I saw Just A Girl had bought some styrofoam cones and decorated them with yarn, I thought,

"I can DO THIS!"

So, I bought the styrofoam cones (I used a 50% off on one, cuz I'm super cheap like that) and I got to work.

I painted the cone the color of my first box of glittery balls. I even had some help from the kiddos!
Then I hot glued the balls on starting from the bottom in rows.
Then I cut out a piece of felt the color of my balls, using a 4" diameter circle that I cut from my cricut. :) I use that machine for EVERYTHING.
And here's the result. I love them and I'm now super excited to finish that little area. I think pine cones are in order...and who knows what else...maybe a vinyl sign?

5 Comments from you:

Scrapping Mom said...

They turned out really nice. You did a great job.

Jilly Bean said...


Rebecca said...

very cute!!!

Cara said...

These are awesome! I love them. I have a quick question. Did you do anything special to your felt to cut it on your Cricut? I had read that it was difficult to cut felt and have yet to try it. So, I was curious as to your type of felt and settings used. Thanks! If you want to respond to my email that is fine cra4d@hotmail.com

Melinda Ford said...

I actually did not cut the felt on the cricut. I made the template on a regular piece of paper on the cricut so that it was a better circle than I could have cut freelance. I had heard the same things - that you cannot cut felt on the cricut, so I didn't even try!