Have I mentioned how much I love Christmas? I'm kind of a fanatic. (J and I even got married 5 days before Christmas because I love the season so much!) The air feels more crisp, people are in cheery good moods, smells of evergreen, cinnamon, and sugar cookies linger in the air, everything is all lit up and pretty- it's just magical. So of course, when it comes to decorating I go all out. I cannot wait for the year we get to decorate a front yard!
All that said, a few weeks back a friend and I went to a crafting event at Anthropologie and made these all white fringe trees for their window displays. While they were pretty, I thought they'd be even more textural and interesting with some glitter and newsprint. (I mean, what isn't better with glitter? Wait, scratch that. I've seen a lot of things where glitter just makes it tacky. This is not one of those times. Or maybe it is, but I still like it haha)
gather materials (tape, scissors, glitter star, white paper, newspaper strips, glitter paper strips, strips of paper towels)
tape two pieces of paper together to make a square (or use a large piece of paper)
roll paper into a cone shape and cut the bottom straight across so it can stand upright
using your scissors, fringe the strips of paper (fringe scissors make this go faster but I don't own them.)
starting at the bottom, tape the fringe around the cone. you'll want to alternate between the different fringes for textural interest.
keep taping all the way to the top
and to finish, top with a glittery star! (I just made one from some leftover gold glitter paper I had)