This simple Christmas tree craft is an elegant Christmas tree topiary made of simple glass Christmas ornaments. You can create a whimsical shining Christmas tree centerpiece using glass Christmas ornaments as a source of color and inspiration.
Be sure to mix and match the sizes of your glass Christmas ornaments to get a varied and interesting Christmas topiary for your centerpiece. By the way, these Christmas tree topiaries made from ornaments also make wonderful centerpieces at a Christmas wedding!
To Make a Christmas Tree Topiary From Ornaments You Will Need:
1 Cone shaped Styrofoam base
20 gauge metal or metal clips or paper clips
Glass shiny Christmas ornaments
To get started you will need a cone shaped piece of Styrofoam. These can be bought at almost any craft store. Of course you can buy these in many sizes, so you decide how large you want your Christmas tree topiary to be.
Tip: Try making about 5 of these Christmas tree topiaries using small cones and mini ornaments. You can line them up on some old China plates on the fireplace mantel for the sweetest look. They would also look great running down the center of a dinner table or buffet table at your Christmas wedding reception.
To get started you will need to make sure you have glass Christmas ball ornaments that have the metal collar and loop on them. This is necessary to attach the ornaments to the Styrofoam cone shape.
Now, plug in the hot glue gun.
Next, take yoru paper clips and open them up. Once they are flat you need to fold them in half. You can also cut off lengths of 20 gauge wire and fold them in half.
Now, slip the loop of the ornament onto the bent wire. Right to the end where the fold it.
Stab the two ends of the wire into the Styrofoam cone. Pull them out and add some hot glue to the hole.
Now, press the ends of the wire back into the hole with the glue. Hold until the hot glue sets or cools.
Now, continue this process until your whole Styrofoam cone shape is covered in the shiny glass Christmas ornaments.
For a fun twist on the traditional Christmas tree try creating this Christmas tree topiary with all green glass ornaments. Now, occasionally use a colored one.
When the whole Christmas tree topiary centerpiece is finished it will look like a decorated Christmas tree with ornaments.
Finally, You can use a bow onto the on the top of the Christmas tree topiary centerpiece or even a gold ornament to mimic the star.
Tie the bow onto its own paper clip, right at the bent en. Now, stab the two ends of the metal wire right into the top of the cone. Again, use that glue!