So...I found an easy craft to make for a Christmas gift. (Christmas already? Yes...I like to get a head start, that way I'm not going frantic on Christmas Eve wondering if I checked everyone off my list!) It's a realtively easy project, but it's a little time consuming.
What you need:
3 styrofoam cones (various sizes)
3 different colors of cardstock (2 sheets for the tallest tree)
1 separate color of cardstock for the star
Hot glue gun
Some type of wire to attach the star to (I used red wreath wire...it's in the wreath aisle @ Michaels)
1 wooden pencil
-First you cut the strips of cardstock into long, skinny rectangles (no precise size is needed)...then cut into smaller ones.
-Then, one by one hot glue them around the cone, overlap some of them to get a different effect.
-Curl the ends of the paper with the wooden pencil (wrap the ends around it)
-Once you've reached the top, you can start to glue your buttons around your tree.
-Next, cut out 3 stars (various sizes to fit your tree)
-Attach them to the wire with the hot glue gun.
-Slide the wire into the top of the cone (becareful that it doesn't start to poke out the sides, make sure it goes straight through)