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DIY Holiday: Craft Stick Trees

DIY Holiday: Craft Stick TreesHoliday trees come in all types of materials nowadays. 

I used inexpensive wooden craft sticks in different shapes and sizes to acheive this modern, architectural gem that will last for years to come.

MATERIALS:


DIY Holiday: Craft Stick Trees

  • Foam cone  (I used 8" 12" and 15")
  • Craft sticks  (I used batons and picks)
  • 2" wood block
  • Glue gun
  • Small knife (not pictured)

INSTRUCTIONS:


DIY Holiday: Craft Stick Trees
Begin by placing a hefty amount of glue onto the end of the wood block

DIY Holiday: Craft Stick Trees
Place the block right in the center of the bottom of the cone.

DIY Holiday: Craft Stick Trees
Starting at the bottom, glue and stagger the sticks in a random manner, allowing them to hang over the bottom edge quite a bit for the first row.  I found it easiest to place a few inches of hot glue on the foam, working with about 4 or 5 pieces at a time.

DIY Holiday: Craft Stick Trees
Keep going around the first bottom row until you meet up the first stick. 

DIY Holiday: Craft Stick Trees
Continue with the second row, making sure to cover up a portion of the first. 

DIY Holiday: Craft Stick Trees
You can fill in little gaps by breaking the picks to size and pushing them up into the areas that need filling

DIY Holiday: Craft Stick Trees
As with most foam cones, the tops are squared, which won't work for us, so that is where your knife comes in…

DIY Holiday: Craft Stick Trees
Just ever so slightly, trim the remaining foam into a tapered top

DIY Holiday: Craft Stick Trees
Now you can finish your cone with a nice, pointy top.  A tree top!

DIY Holiday: Craft Stick Trees
Adorn your favourite holiday table and admire your work.  I really love these trees and can't wait to share them with our guests throughout the Holidays!