Do you have a coffee lover on your holiday gift list?
I do, so I was excited to try this idea for a simple homemade gift. It’s a coffee bean tree! What do you think?
Once dry, I adhered the coffee beans with hot glue, then decorated with a few red berries and a festive bow.
(When gluing the beans on, I laid the cone down horizontally on a large paper plate, applied an area of hot glue, and poured a handful of beans on, pressing lightly. Once the whole side was covered, I rotated the cone and repeated. The loose beans fall off onto the paper plate, and you can redistribute. For the 12 inch cone, I used about 2/3 of a 1 l lb. bag of beans.)
To finish it off, I glued a brown felt circle to the bottom.
Not only does it look pretty and festive, it smells wonderful too! I used a dark Colombian roast, but you could do a hazelnut or french vanilla or any other flavor/scent you like.
You might even like to make one for yourself. It’s a great little kitchen Christmas tree.
I love how it turned out, and I think my coffee-lover liked it too! 🙂
Cheers & Latte Hugs,