Hot Glue Christmas Trees

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Making your own holiday decorations can save you a lot of money, especially when you can reuse some of the components again and again. That's what I love about making this hot glue One $8 Styrofoam cone can make endless trees.
All you need is some inexpensive hot glue, some aluminum foil, and your reusable cone.
Cover your Styrofoam cone with foil. I used small dots of hot glue to hold the foil together where needed. Be sure not to glue the tinfoil to the cone. Cover the cone completely.

Using the hot glue, cover the foil in swirls, lines, dots... Any pattern will do. This tree is covered in Hot glue swirls.

Continue adding hot glue until the foil is covered.
Once the glue has cooled and hardened, you can slide the Styrofoam cone right out from the bottom, leaving a beautiful foil tree behind!
You can paint the tree, or leave it as it is. If you want a different size, use the same cone but only cover the top half in foil and stop when you get to the bottom of the foil. Same cone, different size tree!

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Kelli @CraftShackChronicles
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  • Coleman Lolley Rainey Coleman Lolley Rainey on Nov 19, 2022

    Isn’t tin foil the same as aluminum foil? Some people call it tin foil and others aluminum foil which is name on the box.

  • Mary Mary on Nov 20, 2022

    I love this idea. How sturdy are the trees after you take the cone out?

  • Charlotte K. Charlotte K. on Jan 24, 2023

    Have you tried taking the foil out, too, leaving the glue standing alone?

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