I saw a tinsel tree tutorial on another blog a couple of weeks ago. I wish I could remember where I saw it so I can give it credit, but my memory is failing me. I did like the idea so much, I knew I wanted to make some of my own.
I found these cones at Michaels for only $1.25. I also used inexpensive styrofoam cones for the smaller trees.
The dollar store has several kinds of garland for only $1. I bought a few different colors.
I started with the silver and blue star tinsel. I thought this would be a pretty decoration for New Years in addition to Christmas. I wrapped the cone, hot gluing every few inches. As you can see though I actually had a problem. The 9 ft length was not long enough for the tall cone. I went to the dollar store to buy another strand, but they were all out of this particular color. =(
I was disappointed, but knew I could fix the problem. I removed the blue and silver tinsel.
I found a pretty red, silver and green strand mixed in with my decorations that was 24 ft long. I used that on the tall cone. I did use the blue and silver but on a smaller cone.
Buddy approves, and is enjoying some times resting by the pretty trees, which make a nice additon to the kitchen counter.