Monday, December 5, 2011

Guest Blogger - How to Nest for Less

Hi everyone! My name is Erin and I'm the DIY wannabe behind How to Nest for Less!

I'm excited to be guest blogging with Megan at A Little Knick Knack for her Christmas series! I'm a HUGE fan and so grateful to be sharing a quick and easy project with you guys today. So the holidays are fast approaching and I feel like I'm running out of time to get new Christmas projects completed in time for our upcoming parties. So how about a quick splash of holiday décor? Voila! FIVE MINUTE TINSEL TREES!

Oh how I love the Dollar Tree! While wandering aimlessly through the aisles the other day to kill some time, I spotted some 9ft tinsel garlands that were screaming for a cheap project.

I scooped up 4 garlands (2 red and green, 2 red and gold).

I found some cheap cardboard cones from Michael's in the Christmas section. I picked up two small and one large and planned to make some cheap and fun tinsel trees!

First thing I did was get out my hot glue gun. I glued one end of the tinsel garland to the top of one of the small cones.


I then wrapped the tinsel around the cone all the way to the bottom and glued along the bottom edge.

Once the glue was dry, I went back and glued the loose midsection of the garland to the base. Much easier to space out my tinsel this way! 

And that's about it! Super easy 5 minute project! The best part? All three Christmas tree cones cost less than $8!

These are absolutely perfect to scatter around the home, use as a centerpiece or end table décor. I actually have mine on huge candlestick holders on my fireplace hearth. LOVE.

Well, thanks for letting me share a new project with you guys! And Megan, thanks so much for inviting me to A Little Knick Knack for the day.
Much ♥ to everyone, Erin
Erin is a St. Louis based designer, wife, mother and author of the blog How to Nest for Less.


  1. Those are REALLY cute! I think I might try those.

  2. Those are so cute and look so simple to do! A very clever idea, something I think my daughter and I could do together.

  3. Super adorable. Love the red and gold one.

    P.S. I have a giveaway going on. Come over and check it out.

  4. Cute idea! What would we do without Dollar stores?

    Thanks for linking to Time Travel Thursday this week.

    Liz @ The Brambleberry Cottage

  5. These are adorable...what a cute hostess gift this would make!

  6. These are terrific and so easy on the pocket...I'm a new follower, please come for a visit when you can.

  7. Love these! I used some of that DT garland too and you cannot beat the price! Very festive!

  8. Hi Meg, these are adorable. They will make a lovely addition to anyone's Christmas decorating. Thanks for sharing and Merry Christmas. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris


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