Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Cardboard Christmas Tree tutorial...

Hello everyone, I hope this finds you well and that the hustle and bustle of this season is being kind to you.  While it seems like I have been absent for a long time, it has only been four days, yet I miss this little place when I am not here.  

Like many of you, I have been busy decorating every corner of my house and at the same time working on new crafts to share with you...

I sit here admiring my Christmas lights and decorations, trying hard to ignore the tower of boxes that is stacked ceiling high and still waiting to be put away.  So I purposely have sat with my eyesight fixated towards the 'pretty' and not the 'ugly'....

I often post inspirational pictures on my FB page and this was one of them.  Isn't it gorgeous?  I adore everything about it.

I enjoy looking at inspirational pictures because you can use certain ideas to 'get the look'. In this instance, I wondered how easy it would be to recreate the trees and so I went to work.....

I made cones out of cereal boxes (not pictured) and cut several scale like shapes.  Starting at the bottom and gluing them side by side, I proceeded to glue the next layer, staggering the order as pictured.  I continued all the way to the top and then painted with a quick wash of white.

I wanted the brown to show through, but you could spray paint it for more coverage. 
Apply Decoupage and sprinkle glitter for a little sparkle. 

I think they turned out cute and
very similar to the inspiration ones....

It has been rainy and the picture makes them looks darker than they actually are, but I like this picture because it looks sparkly...:)

In the next couple of days, I hope to show you a few pictures of my tablescape and some more Christmas decorating ideas, that is if the weather cooperates...:(  I hope you will join me...

For now, I just want to say thank you for spending some of your time with me...have a great day! 

much love,
Lucy and at these wonderful parties, thank you for hosting


  1. These are very cute!!

    blessings and thanks
    barbara jean

  2. Beautiful! Love them!

    evie @ brown paper packages

  3. So magical. They turned out so great. Is there a trick to making the cones?

  4. Lucy...I love the trees...Love all of your crafts....and I love your blog! I wish you lived next door so I could gleen from all of your ideas! May the Lord Bless you this Christmas season!!

  5. Lucy- Those are reallly cute! REALLY cute..and easy enough for anyone to do...well except for the glittering part where I end up looking like a huge walking rhinestone!

    I hope you have a wonderful day and get the "ugly" taken care of soon. xo Diana

  6. These are great! You are such a creative genius and I so enjoy getting your posts in my email inbox. I do not know how you have the time to get so much blogging done, and you continue to amaze me.
    Have a blessed Holiday season~

  7. Great idea and so effective. Think I might make me some of these.


  8. Love! I pinned it!

    have a Great holiday

  9. Lucy, I love these trees! So lovely as a centerpiece on your table. Don't worry about the "ugly", we've got a lot of that going on too. :) Have a great rest of the week! ~Mel

  10. these are adorable, I wish I had somewhere in my house to put them!

  11. These look so beautiful! I am your newest follower. COme join me at

  12. I would have guessed these beautiful trees are made from cereal boxes. Great job!

  13. I love these trees! They are adorable! I made some trees out of cardboard cones too but haven't posted them yet.

    Please come on over and enter the giveaway for a beautiful book from Southern Living.

  14. C'est toujours aussi beau !!!!!!!!!!!!
    bravo .............Yanick

  15. Absolutely amazing! You've done a great job!

  16. You are my kind of Christmas crafting genius. :)

    So glad I found your project via Centsational Girl.

    I would love for you to visit Decor To Adore. I am in the midst of a "Gifts You Can Make" series.

    Be merry and bright!

  17. You gotta be kidding me!!? Those are perfect!! Awesome job! Your newest fan!

  18. Your trees are just gorgeous! I'm making some right now too but I'm only on the first one still - not sure if they will be ready for Christmas or not (oh well). I've also linked this in my Christmas trees post today, happy holidays!

  19. You are so CREATIVE! I love these little trees. I think I will have to make some.

  20. Any chance you could break down the steps a little more clearly? I'm craft-challenged and having a hard time seeing how you did it.. THANKS! Love this idea! It's so beautiful

  21. Thanks so much for this wonderful craft! Not only do I love how beautiful they are, like it was bought at Neiman Marcus, I also Love how you recycled cereal boxes. Very Nice! I shared this on my CafeMom group - Holiday and Party Crafts - with a link back here for the tutorial. Have a great day!


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