Christmas decorations, in our house, don't usually make an appearance until the day after Thanksgiving. This is was the tradition that my mom started with me, and I just can't bring myself to do it any other way. I have always been very type A about my Christmas decorations. They have to be perfect, organized and in sync. Who am I kidding?
I have four children ranging from 11 to almost 3. Why can't the decorations be more fun?
The goal for Christmas this year, kid made and approved decorations; plus a few handmade touches from me.
I have seen tons of craft cones covered in burlap, on Pinterest for Christmas decorations. I am not really fond of burlap, it doesn't really fit in my house, but I loved the look all the same.
- 1 1/4 inch Ribbon (mine were spools about 9 ft long)
- Styrofoam craft cones
- Hot glue gun and glue
- Candlesticks (optional)
The ribbon that I found was on clearance for only $2.00 a spool and I just loved the colors. The design really doesn't scream Christmas, but they are red and green!
I cut a strip of the ribbon and glued it to the bottom of the cone and then repeated it on the other side.
Starting from the bottom, I simply started wrapping the ribbon around the cone at an angle. Gluing the ribbon each time I came back to the starting side of the cone.
During the wrapping process the ribbon wasn't really staying flat to the cone, but I honestly liked the look of it with the folds. I think that it added a nice little touch of texture to the decoration.
The three candlesticks that I placed the cones on normally sit on my kitchen table, until about a month ago. One of the kiddos, trying to clean the table after dinner, broke one of the candles. Not too big of a deal, but since then, only two candlesticks have been on the table. Now I have three again, and a pretty table decor.