More red & white Christmas decorating ideas today. Have you missed the Peppermint Candy Tree, Peppermint Stripe Sweater Wreath, or the Mitten & Snowball Garland? Today’s tutorial is for a Fringed, Peppermint Stripe Tree. I can see several of these red and white Christmas trees grouped together on the mantel, can’t you? And do you know designer Rebekah Meier’s secret – she made the Fringed, Peppermint Stripe Tree from a second-hand t-shirt.
To make a Fringed, T-Shirt Tree, you’ll need:
- STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam: 12” cone
- Knit shirt (Rebekah used a red & white striped shirt from a second-hand store)
- Red ball ornament
- Glitter spray (Rebekah used Krylon® Glitter Blast)
- Low-temp glue gun
- Tools needed: Scissors; ruler; straight pins; optional: rotary cutter and mat
To make a Fringed, T-Shirt Tree:
1. Using scissors or the rotary cutter and cutting mat, cut shirt into 1-1/2” strips.
2. Starting at the bottom of the cone, pin the t-shirt strip around the cone. Make small pleats as you go to add a little flounce and ruffle.
3. Continue pinning and pleating the strips to the cone. Spot glue, if needed.
4. Glue the red ornament to the top of the tree.
5. Following manufacturer’s instructions, spray the tree with glitter spray.
On the Red & White, Peppermint Stripe Christmas Mantel, we paired the Fringed, T-Shirt Tree with the Peppermint Candy Tree.
And tomorrow, I’ll share the tutorial for the Peppermint Snowman. Don’t miss it!