About a month ago, I picked up some foam cones at the thrift shop, not knowing exactly what I'd do with them. I thought briefly about Christmas Trees, as I don't have any cone trees in my Christmas decor. Then I thought how exactly I'd like to do them. There are so, so many versions of them on the web - tutorials and such. But I wanted to use up some of my precious vintage fabric scraps, so I came up with this little version...
Using little snips of fabric scraps, you layer them on the cone here and there until the finished result resembles - at least in my hopeful eyes - a crazy quilt. You can also, of course, do variations on them, as I did with lace, etc.
So here we go...
CRAZY QUILT CHRISTMAS TREES
What you'll need:
foam cones in assorted sizes
snips and scraps of vintage fabrics
(or any fabrics that please you)
silk flowers, bits of lace, buttons, etc.
Assemble all of your supplies. Pour some fabric stiffener in a bowl, and cut some of your fabric scraps in assorted shapes and sizes.
Begin to layer fabric scraps on cone, one piece at a time (dipping in fabric stiffener first), overlapping each piece slightly.
Keep going 'round and 'round the cone until it is all covered.
Now you can add little pieces of lace, ribbons, buttons - whatever you decide to adorn your tree with.
Let dry over night.
Now you can decide what you'd like to top your tree with
and what you'd like to use for the base.
I topped my trees with thrifted silk flowers, a tiny doily, and I also used a small red vintage faucet handle to top one with,
as well as a large chippy white handle
for the base of the lace tree.
Pretty, colorful, and it makes good use
of those sweet little scraps that I can't bear to toss away.
Hope this little how-to was helpful!