DIY Lace & Bells Christmas Tree Tutorial

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Christmas crafts are well on the way over here! One big reason I decorate for Christmas so early is to have plenty of time for all the Christmas crafts. Now I just get to enjoy the decor, and craft with my kids. It's the best! As promised last week, I will be sharing crafts with you up until Christmas along with the rest of the Christmas tours of my home. My cozy Christmas living room tour will be up by the end of the week! 

As for now, here's one of my favorite crafts so far this year:
I didn't know what better name to call it besides ribbon and bells Christmas tree...since that's what it is! I found this ribbon from Hobby Lobby along with the bells. You can get the tree forms from there as well, but I just got one from the dollar store.

Tree form
Hot glue
Step 1:
You can do this one of two ways. The first way is to not cut the ribbon and just go all the way up in a spiral. The second which I did in this tutorial is cutting the ribbon tier by tier. I glued each end to the form with hot glue to secure it in place. I kept the seam in the same spot all along the back to keep out of site.

Step 2:
Now depending on the tree form you have, it may or may not have a complete tip. This one from the dollar store stopped short. The cardboard ones from Hobby Lobby go all the way to a tip. So, to make up for the lost tip, I took a small piece of ribbon, twirled it around in my hand, and then carefully glued it onto the top of the tree form.

Here it is with all the ribbon on.  I stopped at this point for one of my trees in the picture at the top of this post. I then decided to make another one and add bells.
Step 3: 
In order to have some sort of guide for the bell placement, I wrapped some jute around the tree in a loose spiral. 
I then hot glued the bells underneath the jute. I was super careful to not glue the actual jute otherwise it would become part of the tree and not pull off later.
Once the bells were all in place, I simply removed the jute from the tree.
Step 4: 
Now for the finishing touch! I found this candlestick at the thrift store for a dollar. It's not very often I come across brass candlesticks at the thrift store anymore. I wasn't a fan of this one as much as the longer ones. I'm glad I got it though, since it was perfect for this tree! I simply added a circle of hot glue onto the top and glued the base of the tree onto it.
And it's done! As you can see I used this method on the two other trees. The larger one's base and tassel ribbon is from Hobby Lobby. You can also find wood candlesticks from Hobby Lobby and use Rub 'n Buff to get the brass candlestick look. I had one like that on this smaller tree, and it just stood too tall for this space so I took it off and just kept the smaller brass one.
I'm excited to share the rest of this room with you at the end of the week! 

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happy DIYing! Alicia