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Ken Wingard has a fun way to decorate our kitchens for Christmas.
DIY Kitchen Christmas Tree
Level:
Intermediatre
How-To:
Home Decor

DIY KITCHEN CHRISTMAS TREE MATERIALS:

  • Small artificial Christmas tree
  • Colander
  • Kid’s cooking tools playset
  • Ribbon
  • Kitchen towel
  • Styrofoam ball slightly smaller than the diameter of the colander
  • Hot glue gun and glue sticks
  • Small hand saw
  • Floral wire
  • Wire snips

OPTIONAL:

  • Paint in desired color
  • Paintbrushes

DIY KITCHEN CHRISTMAS TREE INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. The first, cut a third of a Styrofoam ball off using a small hand saw. You want the ball to be big enough that it sits snugly in your colander.
  2. Then use hot glue to attach the cut side of the ball into the colander and let it set.
  3. Once you have your Styrofoam in the colander, add your tree. Don’t attach the stand to the tree. Push the “trunk” into the Styrofoam to create a pilot hole, remove the tree, fill the hole with some hot glue and then reinsert the tree. PRO TIP: You want a tree that is proportional to the size of the colander, so it doesn’t feel too big or too small, 4’ works with a full-size colander.
  4. Paint wooden utensils if desired. Allow them to dry.
  5. Tie decorative ribbon around the tools in a bow at the top where they will hang from.
  6. Add floral wire to the tools so you can hang them on the tree.
  7. Hang the tools on the tree by wrapping the wire around the branches to secure them in place.
  8. Use ribbon as garland if desired.
  9. Add a matching kitchen towel around the bottom of the tree as a skirt to cover the Styrofoam and enjoy!

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