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Cotton Ball Christmas Trees &...
I awoke on Saturday, and all I could think about was fluffy white Christmas trees. Then I thought, cotton balls! Yes yes, that's it...

I can't think of anything more soothing than cotton balls :)

Throw in buttons and glitter, and I don't know about you, but that gets me smiling...

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  • How to make a christmas tree. Cotton Ball Christmas Trees - Step 1
    Step 1

    It all began with a cereal box.

    A cereal box that was on its way to becoming, cotton ball trees.

  • How to make a christmas tree. Cotton Ball Christmas Trees - Step 2
    Step 2

    I cut my box open, and cut the front and back pieces into sloppy squares.

    I had two pieces, which meant, two trees were in store.

  • How to make a christmas tree. Cotton Ball Christmas Trees - Step 3
    Step 3

    Then I simply rolled the cardboard in the shape of cones, and used hot glue to seal the last bit.

  • How to make a christmas tree. Cotton Ball Christmas Trees - Step 4
    Step 4

    I used some left over cardboard, to roll the hot glue piece into, so that I would not burn myself.

    Then, easy as that, I had my tree.

    Btw, it was easier to roll the cardboard with the shiny side out, so I went with it...

  • How to make a christmas tree. Cotton Ball Christmas Trees - Step 5
    Step 5

    Then, I turned my cone upside down, and trimmed what would be the bottom, to be relatively even.

  • How to make a christmas tree. Cotton Ball Christmas Trees - Step 6
    Step 6

    So, one box, equalled two trees.

  • How to make a christmas tree. Cotton Ball Christmas Trees - Step 7
    Step 7

    Then, I simply used hot glue to apple row by row of cotton balls.

    Bottom to top...

  • How to make a christmas tree. Cotton Ball Christmas Trees - Step 8
    Step 8

    Make sure to squeeze tight with both hands, after you apply each row.

  • How to make a christmas tree. Cotton Ball Christmas Trees - Step 9
    Step 9

    For the top, I shaped a cotton ball like a Hershey's Kiss.

  • How to make a christmas tree. Cotton Ball Christmas Trees - Step 10
    Step 10

    And also, hot glued it on.

    Then I squeezed my tree more, so that as the glue cooled, I made sure the cotton balls were firmly attached.

  • How to make a christmas tree. Cotton Ball Christmas Trees - Step 11
    Step 11

    Once I felt that the tree was completed and sturdy, I chose two methods for decor. (I have bunches of ideas for decorating these, and can't wait to make more).

    I chose to make one coated in super sparkly glitter, and the other dotted with vintage buttons.

  • How to make a christmas tree. Cotton Ball Christmas Trees - Step 12
    Step 12

    For the glittery tree, I simply dunked a paintbrush in craft glue, and quite quickly dobbed it on, so as not to let the cotton balls pull off.

  • How to make a christmas tree. Cotton Ball Christmas Trees - Step 13
    Step 13

    Then I sprinkled it heavily with glitter, and let it dry.

  • How to make a christmas tree. Cotton Ball Christmas Trees - Step 14
    Step 14

    While it was drying, I took my other tree and put a button in the center of every cotton ball. It looks so charming in person.

  • How to make a christmas tree. Cotton Ball Christmas Trees - Step 15
    Step 15

    You can use anything really, to decorate your tree. I am going to work on a super Victorian one next. I want to hot glue old pieces of broken jewelry to the center of each cotton ball, and incorporate some lace and tiny pearl strands.

  • How to make a christmas tree. Cotton Ball Christmas Trees - Step 16
    Step 16

    Mister Lovee is in love with the glittery one... It is so simple and Winter Wonerlandy, isn't it?

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