Hope you all are having a wonderful holiday! Since we celebrated our Thanksgiving a few weeks ago- we are spending this day enjoying football, snacks & setting up Christmas. One little fun thing I created for this year’s decor – these Metallic Rope Trees. You see – this year I am finally doing what I have always wanted to do – change the colors in our Christmas decor. Out with the traditional red & green. This year we are doing metallic colors with whites & creams. It fits our home more & I’m already so in love with the colors altogether that it just made sense to bring them into our Christmas too. These trees were so simple to make – check it out.
I started with these cones & a little rope. It didn’t matter the color of the rope because I knew I would be painting it later. This is just plastic rope – nothing fancy. I think I may have picked it up at the $1 store or something a few years ago. Just hot glue it all the way around the cone & let set.
Then I just gave them a few coats of metallic spray paint. I started with a brushed nickel. But since it’s so light it didn’t give the coverage I was really after. So then I hit it with 2 coats of Hammered Chestnut.
So simple & they don’t completely scream Christmas – so I can use them all year long if I like.
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Those are so pretty! I would even make those as winter decorations for my apartment!
Susan @ 2 cats & chloe says
WOW! I love those trees! I did a similar project several years ago and feel like I could update them with something like this! I love the touch of metallic! I’m so glad I found your blog! 🙂 You should join me on Tuesdays for the Celebrate Southern link up I host over at http://www.2catsandchloe.com for some southern-inspired posts. You don’t have to be a southern blogger to join, this post would be a perfect fit! 🙂