I’m having so much fun decorating our new house for Christmas! This is the first time I’ve ever had a mantel to decorate, and my girls and I had a blast getting it all “Christmasy”:
It’s quite simple, and I think it has a bit of a vintage flair to it. It definitely has a woodland tree theme, and we stuck to a red and white colour scheme.
The white wooden tree, glitter tree, and “noel” blocks were found at Homesense. The star garland was in my collection for years, the candle sticks are from Ikea, and the tin vase and sparkling twig are from Michaels.
The paper Christmas tree cones were DIY as was the red glitter burlap tree. Here’s how I made the ruffled tree!
- bristol board (for the cone)
- 1 yard burlap fabric
- glue gun
First, I cut my burlap into 4″ wide strips (I cut about 6).
Next, I made a large cone out of bristol board and a glue gun. You can use the templates I have here and resize them as needed.
I attached the burlap strips to the cone with a glue gun. Every 2 inches, I made a pleat in the fabric to give the ruffled effect.
I spiraled up the tree, gluing and pleating the fabric as I went. Make sure to leave an overlap of at least 1″ so that the bristol board doesn’t show through. Alternatively, you can wrap an extra, flat piece of fabric around the cone (between the ruffles) to cover up the white paper.
The result is an adorable, festive decoration for your mantel (or tabletop, or shelf) this Christmas!
Do you have a mantel? Do you decorate it for Christmas?