I have been crafting, shopping and designing like mad in preparation for the Holiday Home Tour that takes place next week. I needed some items with height to add colour and to fill space and thought that creating these foam Christmas trees would not only be inexpensive, they would be easy to make as well.
I took a piece of bristol board and turned it into a cone shape and taped up the side to keep it held together. I purchased these fabulous bright green foam sheets at Michaels and drew on a simple leaf shape. I cut the leaf out and traced it in rows onto the foam. I loved cutting out all of the leaves. The foam cuts so smoothly, I found it so relaxing.
With a glue gun, my daughter would squeeze a dab onto the top of each leaf and I would place them side by side starting at the bottom. With the both of us it went very fast. I left half of the leaf to overhang so that they bend and create a nice bottom curve to the tree. Once you have the first row around the tree done, place the next row starting in the middle of two leaves and half way down. This ensures to cover the bristol board. Continue this all the way around. I used smaller leaves for the top rows to finish it off.
These easy DIY Christmas trees look fantastic and are sure to add colour and height to either the mantel or sideboard.