Ruffled Christmas Trees

Can you believe that it’s December 1st?  Christmas is right around the corner! I’ve finally finished decorating my house, and I promise I will post pics soon! I love decorating my house for Christmas! I transform just about every room into a winter wonderland! I even have an entire attic for Christmas decor only! But I can never have enough Christmas decorations, so soon I may have to clean out a closet or two to hold more stuff! 
Example: A few months ago I found these cones at the thrift store. At first I walked on by, but I quickly took a few steps back and picked them up. Twenty-five cents each! What was I going to use them for? I dunno. I knew I could figure something out! And I did! 

I ruffled some fabric scraps and grabbed a couple of mismatched wooden candlesticks. {Also from the thrift store. I have a stockpile of these because they are usually fifty cents to a dollar a piece.}
And this is what I made! ruffled Christmas trees! 
How? Keep reading! 
I primed both candlesticks and painted one green and one red. Both were paint colors I had on hand. {Yes, the green one is hanging from a tree branch. I spray paint a lot of things this way to get even coverage all the way around.}
Then I scratched it up. If you’ve ever been on my blog, you know that I love to paint and I love to remove paint! I’m a bit of a distressing addict! It gives pieces character!
Starting at the bottom, I took my ruffled fabric and wrapped it around and up the cones, securing it with hot glue. 
I added an additional piece of fabric to the bottom of the cone and
 I attached the candlestick with hot glue.
To finish off the top, I added a big fat striped ribbon. 
And here they are! Two ruffled Christmas trees for under $2! Remember, the cones were twenty-five cents each and the candlesticks were fifty cents each. The fabric was leftover scraps and the paint I had in my garage. Even if you didn’t have all the materials it would probably cost less than $10!  

So what are you waiting for? Go make some Christmas trees! You can never have too much holiday decor!

18 thoughts on “Ruffled Christmas Trees”

  1. I love these trees Jen!!! So pretty!!! Would love for you to link up at my SPEND LESS – GIVE MORE handmade gift link party 🙂 Gotta love turning a $0.25 trash into a lovely treasure!! 🙂

  2. Great idea. How long was the fabric piece that you ruffled? I think some bells on top either with or without the ribbon would be a nice addition also.

  3. Oh wow.. love ruffles! I've tried this before and it come out gorgeous! Love your color combo!!!! I am now following! 😉

    I found you on TT&J and I Would LOVE for you to come by and link this up (and more posts) at my new "Create and Inspire Linky! Thanks so much!

    Angie from A Little Inspiration

  4. found you through TT&J too! these are adorable! i already have some distressed candlesticks in 2 sizes and these would be great to go with them in my foyer!! great idea-thanks for sharing!

  5. I am completely in love with your ruffled trees! so refreshing! I may have to try this – I have a thing for trees . . .

  6. SO darling!! Hope you can link this up at my turquoise lovin' party going on right now!! (and red during the holidays!)

  7. These are so pretty. Love the stand as well – great touch.

    When you get a chance – love for you to link up to my "Made by ME" linky party:

  8. Oh wow! I love that! I love the ruffed up stands and the rough edges of the fabric! Would you please share this with our readers for our Fun Stuff Fridays linky party?

  9. Really sweet Jen. I'm "stealing" this idea, cuz I'm sure you don't mind! I'm in scrap heaven now, so I gotta make myself a tree (or maybe a forest!)


    Via: Freckled Laundry linky party,
    Suzanne in chilly NW Illinois

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