Every year around this time we try to find ways of making Christmas trees that are cat friendly. You see we have four purr babies and they love playing destroying traditional trees. We’ve made pom-pom trees and broom trees, but I think we outdid ourselves this year with these wine glass Christmas trees.

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I love how budget-friendly they were to make and they look so elegantly gorgeous too. But they really sparkle when the lights are turned down low.

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Sooooooo pretty right?!!! 😀

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What you need

  • Any type of glass with a stem. We used wine glasses and a small sherry glass
  • Superglue and tape 
  • Ruler and pencil
  • Cardstock
  • Fairy lights
  • Sparkly tulle fabric

I used one of those fluffy tutu skirts you can pick up for a few bucks at the dollar store to make these wine glass Christmas trees. There’s more than enough fabric in each skirt to make a whole bunch.

To make the budget friendly Christmas tress you'll need wine glasses and cardboard

How to turn a wine glass into a Christmas tree

The first thing we need to do is make a paper cone template using the wine glass as a base. Position the wine glass on some cardstock and estimate how high you want the top of the cone to be. I roughly doubled the height of the goblet to make our wine glass Christmas trees.

Measure the height of the wine glass to figure out how high the cone needs to be

Use the cone height measurement to quickly make a paper cone template using a ruler.

How to Make a Paper Cone

If you prefer reading the step-by-step instructions then here you go 😉

How to make a paper cone template using a ruler

Place a ruler on the edge of a sheet of a piece of paper or cardstock and make a mark on the bottom left corner, about 2cm (1”) from the left edge.

How to make a paper cone using a ruler

Place the bottom edge of the ruler on the mark and draw a line straight up. Mark off the height of your finished cone.

How to make a paper cone using a ruler

Move the ruler slightly right keeping the bottom edge aligned with the sheet of cardboard. Make a mark.

How to make a paper cone using a ruler

Repeat all the way around until your ruler meets the bottom edge of the sheet of cardboard.

How to make a paper cone using a ruler

Join the marks up.

How to make a paper cone using a ruler

Cut your template out with a pair of scissors.

How to make a paper cone using a ruler

Tape the two straight edges together to form a cone.

How to make a paper cone using a ruler

Place the cone over the wine glass and adapt the shape if necessary.

Using the cone template to cut the tulle

Once you’re happy with your cone, remove the tape and use the flat template or cone pattern to cut the tulle. Make sure to add 1 cm (1/2″) to one straight edge to use as an overlap later.

Use the cone pattern to cut the tulle

You’ll need 4 layers of tulle for each wine glass Christmas tree.

You'll need 4 layers of tulle

Cut a small section off the overlap as shown below. It makes for a neater join when you form the cone.

Cut the top corner off at an angle

Roll the cone template up again to form a cone and tape the two straight edges together.

Tape the cone shape closed

Put extra sticky tape on the join and fold the tulle pieces you cut earlier over the cone shape.

Wrap the tulle around the cones you cut earlier and glue down

Use clear-drying superglue or instant glue to glue the tulle into a cone shape. When gluing the tulle together make sure to place the overlap over the sticky taped area. The sticky tape acts as an “anti-glue barrier” between the cardboard cone and the tulle.

Instant glue dries clear and quickly

Once the glue dries, put the Christmas tree shade over the wine glass to test if it fits and make adjustments if need be. Add some battery-operated fairy lights inside the wine glass ………….

Insert fairy lights into the goblet of the wine glass and switch them on

……… and pop the tulle cones over the wine glass.

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It’s that easy.

These budget-friendly wine glass Christmas trees are sure to brighten up your festive decor. #ChristmasDIY #ChristmasTree #ACraftyMix #ChristmasCrafts #TableDecor #WineGlassRepurpose

The cone template works for most wine glasses.

These budget-friendly wine glass Christmas trees are sure to brighten up your festive decor. #ChristmasDIY #ChristmasTree #ACraftyMix #ChristmasCrafts #TableDecor #WineGlassRepurpose

I did adapt the template a tiny bit for the little sherry glass on the left though. Instead of roughly doubling the height of the glass, I made it taller and thinner to add some visual interest to the display.

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And as always, wishing you a wonderful, crafty week filled with lots of love. Thank you for popping in for a visit.

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