Velvet Christmas Trees IN Just Minutes!

Velvet Christmas Trees are so easy to make and these took less than 5 minutes each from start to finish.

It all started with........

The Gift That's Too Dreadful to Use

Did you ever get a gift that was just to dreadful....too awful....too YUCK to use?  We did.  

Last year we went to breakfast with friends before Christmas and we had a white elephant know...the gift exchange where you bring something from your house you don't need {or want} and gift it to someone else randomly.  

Well, my youngest son got a crushed velvet Santa hat with matching boxers....yep...that was a fun one to explain to him!  I hated it and had it in a bag to give to the local thrift store when I had a total aha moment and decided to keep it for the fabric.  

I had no idea what I was doing to do with it but it was RED CRUSHED VELVET ~ I mean, I couldn't get rid of it! 

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The Fancy Schmancy 5-Minute Velvet Trees

So now, I have Red Crushed Velvet and I have styrofoam cones..and then it hit me....wrap the cones in the the Red I gave it a  try and they looked absolutely gorgeous!  

I made all three cone trees in under 15 minutes and for a little added bling I wrapped one of the trees with a strand of battery-operated lights....bam...glam!

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3 Styrofoam Cones

Velvet Fabric approximately ½ yard 

Design it:® LED  Light Strand 

Hot Glue gun and sticks

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Step One ~ If using shorts or fabric scraps square up your pieces so your cutting will be even.

Velvet Cone Trees Step 2Cupcakes and Crinoline

Step 2 ~ Cut fabric into 4 inch strips {each of my strips was 24 inches long}.

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Step 3 ~ Hot glue the center end of one strip to the top of your cone.

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Step 4 ~ Wrap fabric in a diagonal fashion down your cone gluing at the end and beginning of each strip and ending by wrapping the strip straight across the bottom.  I tucked my ends under my cone and glued to the bottom.

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I added the LED Lights to one of my trees to give them a little extra glow!

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  1. So pretty! I love the look of the elegant crushed velveteen, especially with the lights. Very clever re-use of a white elephant! Thank you!

    1. Mary Beth says:

      Thanks so much, Sharon.

  2. Steph @ The Silly Pearl says:

    Love the tress, Mary Beth! Great use of the..uh,,,fabric! 😉
    Merry Christmas, dear friend!