These cone trees are bands of jingle bells intermingled with small silvery ornaments. How beautiful is this? However, after checking on the cost of buying a lot of jingle bells and small ornaments, I can see why they sell the 24 inch tree for $120.00! I've been thinking about trying to make a tree like this for quite a while. I just couldn't justify spending that kind of money buying jingle bells for a craft project. Even the dollar store wouldn't solve this dilemma.
A light bulb went off when I thought about the assorted purple decorative filler marbles I had accumulated in hopes of doing something with them. Instead of jingle bells, I would use filler marbles.
I began wrapping a 24 inch styrofoam cone with sisal rope. I hot glued the top and every few rows or so.
I used approximately two 50' rolls (I had a little left over on the second roll)
Next, I wrapped a plain purple ribbon around the sisal wrapped cone tree. I did this as a guide to add the different sizes of flat marbles and also for the decorative fillers to look like "bands of marbles."
I started hot gluing the marbles to the ribbon . . . staggering them as I glued.
I love the way this turned out! Very festive and quirky!
And, it can remain as a decorative accent all year long!
Merry Christmas to All!
Take a little time to enjoy this holiday season! Will see you in the new year!