DIY Faux Flowers Christmas Ornaments for A Floral Tree

flocked Christmas Tree -  blue and purple and white christmas

I found these rough little faux flowers when I picked up my hydrangeas a few weeks ago and I’m not sure exactly what kind of flower they’re supposed to be {anyone?} but they have a gritty texture and are sort of light navy or cornflower blue in color. I originally planned to use them in my hair clip ornament project but they looked better hanging upside down than lying sideways. Pipe cleaners to the rescue… yet again! {see my pipe cleaner tree topper if you missed it}

Maegans-DIYs-materials

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* Cone shaped artificial flowers {or anything that looks great hanging upside down}
* Metallic pipe cleaners
* Wire cutters

steps

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* Remove flowers from stems. Cut your pipe cleaner in half, then in half again -leaving one slightly longer than the other.

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* Bend the top of your shortest pipe cleaner {about 2″} to look like a hook or candy cane and hold it against the stem of your flower.

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* Take your slightly longer pipe cleaner {about 2-1/2″} and beginning at the top of the stem, tightly wrap it around your hooked pipe cleaner and stem, securing your hook in place.

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* It should look like this and if wound tightly enough, will stay perfectly in place. If you can’t seem to get it wrapped tight enough around the base to secure it, you can hot glue your hook to your stem first, but I didn’t need to.

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diy floral christmas ornaments -flocked tree

Just hook them on your branches… so easy and so pretty! They would also be pretty as garland… just bend the hook to create a loop and string them on silver tinsel garland.

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Between the white flocking, my clip-on hydrangea flowers, glitter and glass ornaments, and these coarse little guys, our Christmas tree is very textured this year… and I love it. It’s safe to say it’s my favorite tree of all time and my husband’s too. In fact, he named it the Tim Burton tree because at night, it’s very dark and shadowy. It’s not everybody’s taste, but it suits us well. Delilah stopped by the other night and said it was “beautiful” -in her own words.

This is what it looks like during the day. {it’s residing in our Game Room/Den}

diy christmas tree- blue tree - purple tree

flocked christmas tree - purple and blue chirstmas

Happy Holiday Fun!

* Find my DIY Pretty Hydrangeas Christmas Tree Ornaments here
* Learn how to make my pretty Starburst Tree Topper here
* See all my Christmas Crafts here!

 

LA native & lifestyle blogger Maegan Tintari writes daily at ...love Maegan.com sharing beauty & style secrets, including fashion DIYs, how-to nail art manicures, hair tutorials, and home decorating ideas, as well as a look into her personal life with her husband and adorable dogs, two Frenchies & an old Pug in wheels. Here you will find her talking about their journey & battle with infertility & recent relocation up to the mountains by a lake in search of a better life.

19 Comments

  • Xenia

    December 14, 2011 | Reply

    It’s gorgeous. I’ve never had my own tree to decorate, but I’d definitely love one like yours – none of that green and red for me! I’m really curious to see how it looks like in the dark, after your remark about the Tim Burton tree. Show us, pretty please?

  • amanda*rose

    December 14, 2011 | Reply

    Your tree’s loveliness is burning out my eyeballs! ;) tee*hee…
    …I linked my latest silly little DIY above, and for me too: it has been the season of the pipe-cleaner…

  • Loulou

    December 14, 2011 | Reply

    I love these ornaments! You’re so creative. And your tree is so pretty.

    ps: thanks for the opportunity to link-up with you (again!)

    Loulou Downtown

  • Jane

    December 14, 2011 | Reply

    I believe it’s lavender – and the tree is gorgeous!

  • Alela Sirah

    December 14, 2011 | Reply

    Ok so I love the rug under the tree it looks soooo plush I never would have thought! Love the DIY too! Not to plug myself but my latest blog is a sequin and feather ornaments DIY “TWINS” lol check it out!
    http://fashionablyspeakn.blogspot.com/2011/12/christmas-time-sequin-and-feather.html

  • Erica

    December 14, 2011 | Reply

    Oh my…that is one of the prettiest trees I have seen! I love it!

    http://www.theprettyfactor.blogspot.com/

  • Cymone

    December 14, 2011 | Reply

    of course another fabulous DIY :D this is perfect, and btw your tree is so pretty, like it came out of a catalog. :P

  • Lia

    December 14, 2011 | Reply

    I love the flocked tree, and especially the colors you’ve decked it out in! These are so creative, I especially love the amazingly innovative pipe cleaner hooks :) I’ve linked my latest ornaments up too!
    xoxoxo
    Lia

  • Gawgus things...

    December 14, 2011 | Reply

    This is fantastic! The flowers almost look lavender-ish.. Love the rugs you’ve put under the tree!

  • Mary Ann

    December 14, 2011 | Reply

    The tree is so pretty – the flowers look like wisteria when they’re hanging upside down!

  • Caroline, No.

    December 14, 2011 | Reply

    I think they’re wisteria?

    That tree is amazing – just so different. xx

  • Aline

    December 14, 2011 | Reply

    this is so clever and BEAUTIFUL!

  • Natalya's Closet

    December 15, 2011 | Reply

    AWESOME DIY! XOXO, http://www.NatalyasCloset.com

  • Megan, The Frugalista Diaries

    December 15, 2011 | Reply

    this is so lovely Maegan :D

  • Matter Of Style

    December 15, 2011 | Reply

    your tree is awesome! It looks like a tree in full bloom covered by an unexpected snow in spring! I love it!

  • Matter Of Style

    December 15, 2011 | Reply

    about the link party, I used christmas ornaments to make a Liz Taylor style necklace, does this project fit in the christmas link party? ;)

  • Food, she thought.

    December 15, 2011 | Reply

    I love the icy blue & the bearskin rug, but feel I need a peek at the tree in its after dark glory!

  • Ashley Murphy

    December 16, 2011 | Reply

    You are a DIY genius and always love living my crafty side vicariously through you! Would love if you could do a monogrammed DIY :) Happy Holidays and can’t wait for your book to come out!

    xx

    Ashley
    http://goldendvine.blogspot.com

  • MollyRancher

    November 12, 2012 | Reply

    Love the fur rugs as a tree skirt. Do you know where to find a few of them without breaking the bank?

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