Styrofoam twine Christmas tree

While I like to celebrate the holidays one at a time, I did break my rule and made a Christmas craft before Thanksgiving.  What can I say, my glue gun was on fire last week!

I started out with a Styrofoam tree that I bought at a garage sale for 50 cents. I bought the ball of twine (at where else?) for 50 cents too.  So the grand total of the project was around $1.  I used a couple of hot glue gun sticks, so that factored into the cost.

I put the tivo on to something mindless (probably The Biggest Loser) and glued away.  I wrapped the twine around twice.

This is what I ended up with.

I stuck it into a galvanized bucket and added a felt flower, but I'm not sold.  I think I like it better just plain.

 What do you think?


Sarah said...

I love that- great idea!!

Rebecca Dot Com said...

sounds like fun!!

Kimberly T. said...

I really like this idea! I like maybe the flower, but not the bucket. Or I'm thinking maybe a rusty(ic) star on top. I think I'll have to do this, I have all the supplies already. :)

Lisa said...

The simplistic beauty of this tree is great!! Nice work!!

I'd love for you to link up this post and any other Christmas-related projects to the 26-Day Christmas Craft Marathon Linky Party!!

Thanks so much for sharing!!
Lisa's Craft Blog

EvA. . . said...

very pretty! Love the look to it:)

Natasha Mairs - Serenity You said...


Would love it if you could share this on my link party Serenity Saturday at

Natasha xxx

Bonnie and Trish @ Uncommon Designs said...

Love the simplicity of this look!!! Caught my eye right away!!!

Shannon said...

I like it plain...maybe a glittered star on top? Or a brown paper bag flower? Love it!

Sherry said...

You did a wonderful job on your tree, simple but eye catching! I'm a new follower, please drop by when you have a chance.

Unknown said...

Very simple but pretty.

I agree with Shannon about the ideas for toppers.

Merry Christmas.

Jennifer said...

Can't beat $1!! Turned out great!! I like it just by itself!
Thanks for sharing at Show & Share!

Unknown said...

I love this idea - might have to make some for my own house - maybe add some berries or something :) Great job!

Allison @ House of Hepworths said...

You've been featured over at House of Hepworths!


Rebecca said...

Love this! I think I like it better plain, or just minus the bucket. I like your jars of pinecones too.

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