If you read my post about my Dollar Store funnel and tinsel trees, you might remember that I said I’d show you more about my vintage funnel and tinsel trees that inspired the dollar store craft. With the business of the season and the migration of my blog to a new host I haven’t been able to share this with you till now. I just love how these turned out.
Vintage Funnel and Tinsel Trees
The funnels I used for these are vintage funnels that I got from my Grandpa’s workshop. The tinsel is from Target and is a bit ‘wired’, meaning it holds its shape when wrapped around the funnel. I didn’t have to tape or hot glue these on, I simply wrapped the tinsel around the funnel and tucked the end under the bottom edge.
The tip of this tall one was too small to tuck the tinsel into it but the way the tinsel is made it stayed put when I pressed the first bit of tinsel around the tip of the funnel.
Gently wrapping in a spiral motion, the tinsel was the perfect size to cover the funnel. If it had needed to be longer I would have just twisted the end of a new piece to the end of the first. Needed to be shorter? I’d have tucked the leftover tinsel up inside the funnel.
You could totally detail the tree a bit by adding a bit of ribbon or, as I show here, a torn piece of plaid fabric. I’ve used a lot of torn strips of plaid fabric this year as ribbon.
I decided I liked my trees just plain since I had the plaid thermoses and the fun truck and camper ornament on the kitchen window sill too.
One thing I would caution if you use tinsel that just wraps on and stays put – don’t just grab the tree around the middle to move it! The tinsel will take on a mind of its own and slip right off the funnel! (ask me how I know!)
Instead, put your finger on the tip of the funnel and tip it sideways.
Slide your other hand under and up into the funnel, lift and set in the spot it belongs. Easy-Peasy 😀 You’re Welcome!
And there you have it! Any funnel can be turned into a Christmas tree for the holidays! You may find these so fun that you dig out all the funnels you own and then if/when you need a funnel for your holiday cooking you will have to un-tensil it to us it! HEE-HEE!
Loving the plaid thermoses on my windowsill, flanked by the vintage funnel and tinsel trees!
Do you love trees in your Christmas decor or is your big Christmas tree the only one you like to mess with?