Gather These Supplies
- Paper Mache Cone Tree with Base – mine is from Hobby Lobby
- Paper doilies
- FolkArt Acrylic Paint – Bright Green, Holly Leaf, Kelly Green, Titanium White, Yellow Citron
- Mod Podge Gloss
- Felt in two shades of green – you can use small scraps
- Peppermint striped scrapbook paper – a strip to cover the base
- Sparkle pom pom for the top of the tree
- Red buttons – about 12
- Craft knife and mat or scissors
- Craft glue
Here are the paper doilies are used – note that they are “fancy” doilies. I guess this is opposed to non-fancy doilies? They are paper and you can get them for cheap at a dollar store or party supply store.
Add Mod Podge to the tree (a medium layer), and smooth your doilies flat onto the surface. Work with one doily at a time. I would smooth each doily thoroughly and allow to dry for several minutes before adding another doily layer, or you are going to get major wrinkles. Once all your doilies are layered, allow the project to dry for 15 – 20 minutes.
Note that on the top Yellow Citron doily, I had to trim it with my craft knife so that it only wrapped around once and not several times. The top is skinny!
My friend Holli and I eyeballed the tree and I asked her for suggestions on the base. Knowing me and my Whoville ways, she suggested striped paper! Brilliant. I painted the base of the tree Titanium White, cut a strip of striped paper and then Mod Podged it on. Done and done.