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Amazing DIY for Scandinavian ornaments made out of wooden dowels and wood beads. Via The House That Lars Built.
To make Bay Leaf Trees all you need is: one large container of dried bay leaves (big box is $3 mol @ Sam's Club) Aleen’s Tacky Line Roll paper mache cones or poster board formed into cones. Start at bottom and overlap leaves, working around the tree. A little Epsom salt poured in a plate makes snow for the trees to stand in. These are rustic and smell nice, could leave them out all year.
DIY modern perforated christmas trees...uses simple paper mache cones found at the craft store...drill a few holes (sand them a bit as needed) and spray paint white. Set a LED tealight (battery operated) under the cone for the lit up effect! Looks just like those expensive ceramic ones I saw somewhere but CHEAPER! :)
The House That Lars Built.: 9th day of Christmas Crafts: Flapper trees ~Try a sugar version for gingerbread houses
Cute! Site says, "We used the flat, round glass ornaments from a craft store. I cut out the snowflake and the letters with my Cricut out of vinyl. Then we filled the ornaments partially with red and green styrofoam beads. I hung them from my screen door curtain rod with ribbon at different heights to add a different look."