Make it on Monday ~ Christmas tree

Every Monday starting now I will be having a small tutorial on some sort of craft. Today we begin with my favorite holiday, Christmas. Today we are making a tree using things found at your craft store. You will need
  1. A styrofoam cone
  2. Yarn, The fuzzier the better, I am using Jo-Ann Sensations Angel Hair in white
  3. Hot glue, I used low temp
  4. Straight pins, I used pearl style corsage pins
  5. A small flower paper punch or die Stampin' Up! Boho Blossom
  6. Colored card stock, I am using Cherry Cobbler from Stampin' Up!
  7. Scissors
 Take the end of the yarn and glue it to the bottom of the cone.
 Add more glue to the edge of the cone on it's side and start wrapping the yarn around the base.
 Keep wrapping the yarn and adding a bit of glue every two to three wraps, just to keep the yarn from moving around too much.
 When you finish it should look something like this:

 I really like the look of the soft haze the fuzzy yarn gives.

 Now for making the small flowers, I took my card stock and trimmed it into strips (3/4") because I was only using one of the three flowers. It saves paper and time this way too.

I was able to punch 15 flowers from one strip of paper.
This part is optional but I think it adds some nice texture. I took the flowers and made an indentation in the center using a stylus and a paper piercing mat. Moving in a circular motion it made the flower petals bend up just a bit.
 Now go ahead and stick a pin through the center of the flower
Attach them to the tree all over in a pattern like diagonal stripes or just randomly like I did
 I topped it off with a small rosette I made from some SU! Christmas DSP and called it good. I would love to see what making the flowers out of glitter paper would look like or just adding some Stickles to them after they are attached... I think I'll try that, now red Stickles or another color....
Wednesday i will be showing you how I knit in the round using two circular needles, come back if you would like to learn! Until next time, have a blessed day and thanks for stopping by!

Blessings, Andrea