I love the look of cone style Christmas trees. Mostly I’ve seen them wrapped in ribbon or twine, sometimes I’ve seen them with feathers and felt.
I decided to make a few wrapped in twine and ribbon to add to our holiday decor.
I went to purchase some of those craft cones at the craft store and boy were they pricey. I mean they weren’t breaking the bank but at $2.99 each I just couldn’t pay it for something that was cardboard.
One of mine I used a cereal box and rolled it into a cone and then trimmed it to the height I wanted. The other cone was the bottom part of our old tree topper. It had broken so I saved the cone part for this purpose. You’ll see above, there was a large hole in the top so I just cut small pieces of ribbon and glued those on first before wrapping the whole thing.
When rolling the cereal box one I tried to hot glue as I went. I’ll be honest, it kind of fell apart but when I wrapped it in twine it held the whole thing together. If I was to make these again I would buy a sheet of poster board to roll the cones. It’s a bit lighter than a cereal box.
I started wrapping them both from the top. I put a dab of hot glue to get it started and then I added a small piece of scotch tape just to make sure it stayed in place. Then I just wrapped the whole thing. I hot glued the end of the string to the bottom to finish it off and removed the piece of tape from the top.
On the red and green one I ran out of ribbon so I finished off the bottom with a red velvet ribbon. I was surprised with how much I liked it. It adds a nice pop of solid color.
I was pretty pleased with the way they came out, especially for a nearly free project – the ribbon and twine cost me a few bucks and I’ll use them for other projects too.
What are you guys making these days to decorate for the holidays? Once I get more decorations up I’ll show you the whole scene!