DIY easy holiday trees with gold accents (and don’t forget the giveaway!)

I’m wrapping up this week’s Festival of Trees with a sparkling trio of Golden, Mesh Ribbon Trees. If you’re on board with trendy touches of gold, you might like these golden, tabletop Christmas trees as much as I do. Ever since I made my Candy Corn Cones, I’ve fallen in love with this flexible tubing. It’s so easy to use, and I have many more ideas for it! I hope you’ll add these Golden Mesh Ribbon Trees to your holiday craft list – in just an hour, you can have all three wrapped up and ready to display!

Easy and pretty Christmas cones made with deco mesh ribbon tubing. Tutorial on

To make Golden, Mesh Ribbon Trees, you’ll need:

  • STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam: Cones in size of your choice (I used 12”, 9” and 6” cones)
  • Flexible tubing ribbon, one package each in white and gold
  • Gold trim (I used a golden star trim)
  • Gold star tree toppers (I painted mine gold)
  • Low-temp glue gun
  • Tools needed: Scissors; straight pins
Love these sparkling trees! Easy DIY on

Can you see the sparkle from the deco mesh tubing ribbon?

To make Golden, Mesh Ribbon Christmas Trees:

Pretty star garland on a sparkling white, Deco Mesh Ribbon Tree.

I added a garland of stars to the white tree.

1. White, 12” cone: Squeeze a small amount of little low-temp adhesive around the cone. Wrap the white, flexible ribbon around the base of the cone, and then continue gluing and wrapping the plastic tube around the cone. If needed, use straight pins to temporarily hold the tubing in place.

2. At the top, spiral the white deco tubing around the top of the cone, and glue and pin in place. Once the glue is set, remove your pins.

3. Optional: Wrap ribbon, gold trim, or other embellishments around the cones.

4. Gold, 6” cone: Follow Steps 1 & 2 above to wrap the 6” cone in the gold tubing.

5. White & Gold, 9” cone: Following Steps 1 & 2 above, wrap both colors of mesh tubing around the cone simultaneously. Pin and glue in place as you wrap the mesh tubing around the cone.

Sparkling detail from Gold Star Christmas Cones on

For a striped effect, wrap the cone in two colors. Wouldn’t red and white be pretty?

6. Top each cone with a gold star.

Which tree is your favorite from this year’s Festival of Trees?

White, Christmas Flower Cone

Gorgeous! Made with paper punches and a Styrofoam cone.

White, Christmas Flower Topiary by Kathleen George.  

Fabric & Zipper Christmas Trees

DIY pretty Christmas cones made with fabric & zippers. Easy DIY.

Kathleen George designed the Fabric & Zipper Cone on the pedestal. My version is on the right. 

Shabby Chic Christmas Trees

Beautiful Christmas DIY -- make vintage style, Shabby Chic Christmas Cones.

Shabby Chic Christmas Cones by Rebekah Meier.  

Needle-Felted Tabletop Christmas Trees

Here's an easy way to try needle felting -- DIY these Felted Christmas Tree Cones.

Felted Christmas Cones by Rebekah Meier.  

Chenille Swirl Christmas Tree

A fun Christmas tree craft for kids.

Chenille Swirl Christmas Tree by Patty Schaffer.

Giveaway update! 

Inspiration GiveawayDon’t forget about this week’s giveaway!   As we gear up for the holidays, we could all use a little more cash and creative inspiration, right? I am giving away a $50 craft store gift card, along with a collection of 20 craft magazines and project books. This is an awesome assortment of books and magazines! A lot of the magazines are one-of-a-kind and no longer published. Many of these titles are older, but they’re still brimming with great ideas.

I’m also going to draw five names to receive a copy of Christmas Ideas magazine!

Christmas Ideas magazine giveaway!

The Glittered Starbursts (right) by Kathleen George decorate the front cover of BH&G Christmas Ideas magazine!

If you’d like a chance to win, be sure to visit each of the trees I’ve shared during the Festival of Trees and leave a comment. Every comment will serve as an entry, and the winners will be chosen at random (just one entry per day, please). Comments will close at midnight on Sunday, November 22 and I’ll announce the winner on Tuesday, November 24.

**Please note: the giveaway is closed.**

Thank you for joining in the Festival of Trees this week.

Happy crafting!


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44 Responses to DIY easy holiday trees with gold accents (and don’t forget the giveaway!)

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  2. Pat says:

    I think I’ll try a Shabby Chic tree with colored buttons.

  3. D Keels says:

    I also express my appreciation for the inspiration, understandable directions and the beautiful trees included in this Holiday’s Festival of Trees!

  4. Oh I love all of these trees thank you so much for sharing these great ideas!

  5. Pam says:

    You’ve done it again. Love the trees. Also, have seen the Starburst before, they are beautiful. Would like to try to make them. Pam

    • Sharon says:

      Thanks! And yes, those Starbursts are rather retro and have been around for years. It’s always fun to see old ideas refreshed and back in style. Sharon

  6. Angie says:

    Love the new gold mesh ribbon trees. Gold is ‘my’ color and I love decorating the house with it. I think those that love silver more, would also have that option. Merry Christmas!

  7. Gale Masterson says:

    Awesome trees, all of them. I can’t make up my mind which is my favorite!!! Thanks for all the wonderful ideas!! 🙂

  8. annehaun says:

    Your trees just keep getting better and better – thanks for this lovely series of trees. You are such an inspiration!

    • Sharon says:

      Thank you for following along. This is always one of my favorite series, too. And I have to say a big “thank you” to Kathleen, Patty and Rebekah for sharing their creations with Crafts ‘n Coffee. Happy crafting to you. Sharon

  9. thehomemakerslife says:

    Love gold accents! 🙂

  10. Susan Samuel says:

    Oh I do love these Christmas star trees. They look so elegant. I simply can’t wait to have a go but I don’t think mine will be quite as well made.

  11. Nancy D says:

    My favorite is the shabby chic trees. Rebekah is my favorite designer so I’m going to love those 🙂

  12. Christine jones says:

    I love crafting with stryroform balls and cones and would love to win these prizes

  13. Kathy Ferguson says:

    Love all these trees Really can see them all over my house.

  14. Katiria says:

    Such great ideas for tree décor this week.
    Thanks, Sharon 🙂

    • Sharon says:

      Thank you for following along. What’s on your craft table this weekend? Sharon

      • Katiria says:

        My craft table still has the scrapbook page from my daughters 1st birthday last month & I’ve been prepping for my sons 13th birthday EEEK. It snuck up on me. Its a good thing he just wants a low key thing this year. All I have to do is take care of the food and maybe create a banner for the background. I’m thinking of a horror theme “Help! Our son is a Teenager!!” and decorating in black, red & white.

      • Sharon says:

        🙂 Happy birthday to your son! He is going to have wonderful memories of turning 13! Love your color scheme for his party, and I bet he will, too. You’ll have lots of pink parties in the coming years, right? Thanks for stopping by. Sharon

  15. D Keels says:

    Brilliant Christmas tree ideas today! I have some trim in my stash to make these trees. Thank you.

  16. Jessica Weyrowske says:


  17. WOW!! What a wonderful week of beautiful tree inspiration! I loved all of them but today’s trees are the showstopper in my opinion!!! Very classy and elegant yet would look good in a rustic setting also!!! Definitely need to stock up on the cones so that I can make a bunch of these!!! Would love to win the gift certificate and magazines so I can order the cones right away!! Thanks for the inspirationa and the chance to win such an awesome prize package!! Have a great weekend!

    • Sharon says:

      I’ve seen a lot of rustic Christmas vignettes this year, have you? You’re right, a little bling is a nice contrast in a rustic setting. Fingers crossed for you, Barb! Sharon

  18. Angie F says:

    The gold and white combo on these trees is so pretty, thanks for all the ideas this week!

  19. Love love each one, esp. the tubing ones!

  20. Luann says:

    The mesh ribbon trees are simplistic, yet elegant at the same time. Very nice.

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