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DIY Textured Trees

This week we are creating some DIY textured trees out using scrapbook paper, foam craft cones, and a couple of wooden pieces.

I found everything for this project at Hobby Lobby.

The base of the trees were these foam cones:

To create the color and texture, I wrapped scrapbooking paper around the trees. I traced the cone along the backside of the paper and cut it out.

Note the extra inch or so at the bottom.

I folded the extra paper around the bottom and used hot glue to secure.

The wooden bits were dowel rod covers and candlestick holders. They come in packs of 9 and 5, respectively .

I glued the candlestick holder to the base and the cap to the top. I also found a couple of random beads and used those to vary the height of the trees.

For a couple, I color washed* them to add some variations in color. 

*applying paint with a baby wipe. The moisture of the wipe essentially waters down the paint to give a stain like look.

I think these DIY textured trees look great with my collection of other trees. I was able to find a couple of wooden ones and a bottle brush one from the Target Dollar Spot. My vision is really coming together!

Check out the other DIY trees in this post here

As always, you can see the how to in video form on my Instagram!