Hello A bird and A Bean fans! I’m excited to be here with a new crafty project to share with you. This one was a LOT of fun for me to make. The minute I saw it on pinterest I just knew I was going to make it for this post.
First off, the supplies you need are:
* Foam cones in the size(s) you want
* Tree topper, I used the red hearts from this Valentine’s day decoration at Michaels.
* A heart template
* Glue gun (this is optional. I only used it at the very end so my top 4 pieces weren’t sticking out straight.)
I cut all of the hearts out with my Silhouette. If you didn’t know the Silhouette could cut felt, well, now you do! And it’s totally awesome and saves SO much time!! It’s actually really easy. I watched this video by Jessica over at her blog, Cutesy Crafts.
Here’s how I made my trees:
I started about an inch and a half to 2 inches from the bottom.
I pinned the bottom of the heart and then continued overlapping them until I came to the first heart again.
I just kept going up about an inch or so with each new layer.
When I first cut out the hearts I only did 2 sheets of the white felt hearts and 3 sheets of the pink felt hearts. They were about 12 in. long by 8 inches and I had about 13-15 hearts on each sheet. I ended up running out of hearts when I had almost reached the top so I had to pause to cut out more. I just did 15 more of each and I still have some white ones left over.
When I got to the top 4 hearts I pinned them to the very top of the foam tree so that when I glued the red heart on top they wouldn’t be visible.
Here they are all finished. I actually glued the top 4 hearts on both trees to the one on top of it because they were sticking out and looked funky.
And here are the final projects out in my living room on display.
I absolutely LOVE how they turned out!! They’re really simple to make and brighten up my living room. Every time I walk into the room I see them and just smile. I love it when I complete projects that just make me so happy!
Thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed reading this post as much as I enjoyed making the project! I’ll be back next month with another fun craft to inspire you! I hope you have a wonderful weekend.
Megan’s a full-time mom and a part-time professional photographer. When she’s not busy cleaning up after 3 wild and crazy boys and hubby, she can be found holed up in her craft room making things. She loves to sew, scrapbook, make cards and create. She blogs over at Crafty Meggy expressing her creative side in a house full of boys. She posts all about her crafting, organizing and cleaning adventures.
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