I love unusual Christmas decorations, especially the hand-made kind. Every year, I try to come up with new color combinations and make something unique.
2013 is been the year of bling and glitter in fashion and home décor. It’s the perfect embellishment for Christmas too. I want to show you an easy DIY project. These paper trees are so fast and simple, you’ll make a forest!
Tear out pages from used paperback books. You can use a scissors, but I like the look of torn paper. Tear strips, but not all the way through. Glue to the cone with a hot glue gun starting at the bottom. Continue all the way to the top.
Look for different heights to make your display more interesting. Glue the trees to the candlesticks to hold in place.
In a well-ventilated area, spray each tree with spray adhesive and sprinkle with glitter. You can go with traditional green, but I liked turquoise and white and silver for a contemporary Christmas display. An old piece of jewelry is the perfect diva tree top.
To make your winter scene a focal point, display it on a dresser tray (another Goodwill find). The mirror reflects Christmas lights and the sides of the tray keep everything in place. Add fake snow and a couple of coordinating ornaments and you have a new holiday coffee table arrangement.