"I Can Make That" Party

Chris at Just a Girl is hosting an "I Can Make That" party to share ideas for holiday gifts. I have already found sooooo many great ideas from other ladies who are posting awesome crafty projects that are actually super easy. You will want to check them all out. As for me, I made these festive little trees last year that I saw at Starbuck's and thought I'd pass on the idea. These were super easy to make and can be made in a variety of ways to create your own unique look. I bought two different sized Styrofoam cones and a few pieces of snowflake scrapbook paper. I cut the scrapbook pages into squares, tearing the end that would hang off the tree. I then hot glued them in rows, overlapping each time, starting from the bottom. I then used little silver circles that already came with a hole in it (confetti?) and drew snowflakes on with a silver permanent marker. A great variation would be to use beads or little jewels to add a little bling. I then wrapped a small piece of wire to secure the circle and poked it into the Styrofoam. I then found a small star tree topper and hot glued it to the top. I also hot glued a small candle holder to the bottoms to give them height.
Here is Starbuck's version. I like how they overlapped more giving the tree a heavier feel.
Some close ups...

Here is a wreath they also had at Starbuck's, made in a similar way. I didn't get to making this one but thought I'd share it as well. I'm laughing remembering the bartistas looking at me, this crazy lady taking pictures in Starbuck's of their holiday decoration! lol.
I also recently saw this apron at the store and liked the idea because it looks soooo easy!
Just sew or glue some ribbons and buttons on to make a cute little tree. I am thinking this would be really cute on a pot holder or kitchen towels.
And one other craft I have been wanting to make. You can find these cute mobiles at Pottery Barn. The moment I saw this I knew it would be super easy to make and I could pick the colors based on my decor. I am thinking a shimmery chandelier for the dinning room table or bedroom?
Happy crafting. I am off to the craft store now... ;)