I went to the blog to read about it. I figured how hard could it be right? I’ve covered part of a plant pot with twine so I’ve got this. Well…. A few problems arose. I was lazy and didn’t hunt down my hot glue gun and figured I’d use some E6000. Mistake. Foam cones and a product “not for use on Styrofoam” you can guess what happened. Melting foam cone. So I’m about half way through wrapping the cone with green twin and I notice it was spongy. I didn’t realize till right then the mistake I made. Too late to turn back now. I finished wrapping the tree and at the bottom I used Elmer’s white glue to finish it and attach a felt bottom. Instead of criss-crossing the twine I used some decorative trim for some bling.
I also noticed the burlap tree just to the left of the twine one and figured, why not? So I had some green burlapy looking ribbon, except it had wire in it. Shouldn’t be too complicated. I spent more time on that darn thing than I should have. It is cute, but I’m not 100% happy. Having the right tools for the job is key.
Check out Vintage News Junkie’s site. There’s lots of great holiday crafty ideas.