Raffia Christmas Tree with Seed Bead Star

Raffia Christmas Tree with Seed Bead Star
Raffia Christmas Tree with Seed Bead Star
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Make this festive little tree from items you have around the house. If you don't have raffia, you can substitute yarn, twine, or jute. No seed beads? Use a simple star cut from cardboard painted silver or wrapped in aluminum foil.

What you need

  • 1 sheet cardstock
  • Green raffia
  • Mod Podge or white craft glue
  • paintbrush
  • Seed beads
  • Thin floral wire
  • 5 Stick pins
  • Floral foam or Styrofoam
  • Hot glue gun
  • Buttons

What you do

Roll the cardstock into a cone shape and tack it with hot glue. Trim bottom to form a free standing cone.

1

insert the end of the raffia strand into the top of the cone and add a dot of hot glue to hold it in place.

2

Add some Mod Podge with a paint brush to the top of the cone and begin wrapping the raffia around the cone.

3

Continue wrapping and adding Mod Podge on the cone as you go.

4

Continue wrapping until you get to the bottom of the cone. When you get to the bottom tack with ht glue. Now take your glue gun and tack down any loose pieces all around the cone.

5

String some seed beads onto the floral wire. We put about 7 inches worth on our wire. Bend both ends of the wire so that none of the beads fall off.

6

Draw a star (the exact size that you want your tree top star to be) onto a piece of paper or directly on the Styrofoam. Insert stick pins at each point of the star.

7

Wrap the beaded wire around the pins just as if you were drawing the star with a pen. When you complete the star, remove any extra beads and wrap the two ends of the wire together. Trim but keep about an inch or so of wire attached to the star.

8

Before removing star from the pins, tack the star together by hot gluing the pieces together.

9

Insert the wire end of the star into the top of the tree and tack with hot glue.

10

Use hot glue to add various buttons as ornaments.

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This project created for Craftown.com by Amanda Formaro. Copyright Moab Group LLC and Craftown.com