Quick and Easy Christmas Trees

3 Materials
1 Hour

I have to say, if there could be one thing that would put a positive spin on Covid, that would be having to get more creative and use what you have around the house to decorate for Christmas.

If I could, I would have Christmas trees all over. But since I cannot, little miniature ones will have to do.

After searching through the house, I realized that the gazillion file folders I have in my home office could be put to better use then just another boring file!

Since mine were are dark colors, in hindsight, I should've given them a quick spray of white.

First thing, I removed the metal hangers off each folder. After laying if flat, I used the tape measure to mark off 7, 9 and 11 inches to vary the size. Starting at the corner, I held the measuring tape against the tip while rotating the measuring tape to mark off a line from edge to edge.

Once completed, I cut out the template.

You can use a glue gun or tape, I had tuck tape on hand. Tape the long straight edges together to form a cone.

I only had white yarn at the cabin so that's what I used. I will try out other things like wallpaper, self adhesive paper and different colors of yarn. Another neat thing would be to have the kids decorate their own tree.

I started by gluing the yarn into the little space at the top of the tree.

Initailly I put glue on each side going down the cone but quickly realized I was wrapping the string to slow in order to make sure it was straight so the glue dried too fast. I then did one small section at a time, wrapped the yarn, then glued the next area.

Each time I wrapped a few strands around, I would gently push up and try and make sure it was straight.

Once finished, I glued the end up under the cone.

The end result: looks great to me! Of course I ran out of glue so could only make two for now. I definitely want to try these with different patterns and colors.

Here are the two beside my other trees. I think this would look great in whatever your color scheme is, a bunch placed on a table as the center piece with fake snow or other decorations.

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