I've made my share of decorated Christmas tree cones. I think someone could easily do a post on 1001 ways to decorate a cone tree.
To add to this, I'm showing you yet another way a cone tree can be decorated using foam sheets and glitter. This is totally a diy craft starting with making the cone out of poster board, cutting out circles of foam sheets, turning the circles into ruffles using an iron, sprinkling the glue coated edges with glitter and finally gluing the ruffles on the cone tree with hot glue. That's all it takes to make this easy and elegantly looking tree.
To start, it was hard for me to take pictures of making a cone for this project since I was alone at the time, but you can go here to see how I made one out of poster board. After making the cone, I started cutting out circles using a 2 1/2" circle punch but found the circles too small so I
traced around the mouth of a 3" plastic cup and cut out around 100 circles at first. I know, very time consuming, but I turned on the Hallmark channel and watched and listened to a marathon of Christmas movies.
Then, I sandwiched the circles between sheets of parchment paper and applied the iron for about 15 seconds.
Heating up the circles made the foam pliable and easily shaped by cupping it in the palm of my hand and forming what looked like ruffles to me
Using a brush to apply white glue to the edges . . .
and then dipped them into glitter
and allowed to dry.
Once dry, the ruffles were glued onto the cone starting at the base.
It's amazing to see how each ruffle would intertwine with the other when gluing them on.
The ruffled Christmas tree cones turned out to be very impressive looking.
Besides using them at Christmas, they could easily fit in as wedding and party décor!
The tallest finished tree measures 24" and the smaller one, 15 inches.
What glorious ruffled Christmas trees!
Take a little time to enjoy
Happy Holiday Crafting!