Saturday, November 24, 2012

More Ideas for Cone Trees

**ok, so it's not a crazy giveaway like you may see on some blogs this weekend, but for a tiny birthday treat, I'm giving away a pair of custom earrings--go check it out!**


If you liked my round up of Christmas trees the other day, you might like these too that I recently posted in the Holli Days series at Hiya Luv.

First up is the easiest of the bunch.  All you need is a cone, a doily and a glue stick!  Just make sure that the seam of the cone is in the back.



Next up I used a piece of eyelet trim to make pleated rows on the tree.  Start at the bottom of the cone, gluing with hot glue and periodically creating a pleat by gluing the trim back on itself just a bit.  

Cut the trim when you get back to the starting point, then start gluing the next row up the tree.  When you get to the top layer, pinch it up as much as you can (being careful of the hot glue please!)  This would probably look really cute with some kind of topper, but I couldn't think of what I had on hand that would look good.  What would you suggest?



Next is a ruffle tree that's much easier than it may look.  It's that ruffle fabric just pinned around a cone!  

In fact, the one here is a ruffle scarf I own.  I used a few straight pins to secure the end of the scarf at an angle, wrapped the fabric around, put in a few more pins and tucked the rest of the scarf up into the tree!  Just be careful if you do that since, remember, there are pins sticking into it now.


What's great about each of these is that they're so neutral they would fit in with any color scheme you have for Christmas.  But they could also be done with more color too.  
What have you done with these cones?

10 comments:

  1. Lovely selection of trees there Steph!!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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  2. Oi Steph,
    Bem vinda! Teu blog eh um encanto - adorei!
    E seu português eh ótimo!
    um beijo,

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  3. So cute! I would love to have you come share this or any of your great ideas at the link party going on at ‘Or so she says…' There’s one going on right now (and every Saturday – Tuesday). Hope to see you there! www.oneshetwoshe.com

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  4. Steph, these are so very pretty, I love the lace with the natural colors.

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  5. These are great! You could do so many fun things to decorate these cones. I love the white lace.

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  6. The diagonal tree is my favorite.. Well done!

    hugs x
    Crystelle

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  7. Hi Steph,
    I love your new cones!Thank you so much for the follow, I am happily following back!
    Happy week !

    Hugs from Portugal,

    Ana Love Craft
    www.lovecraft2012.blogspot.com

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  8. These are so pretty and elegant! I love finding holiday decorating that uses neutral colors because they really stand out over the glitter-bombed and sparkly lights of most other decorations.

    I just posted my cone project using burlap ribbon:
    digitalcakecrafting.blogspot.com/2012/11/make-burlap-tree.html

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  9. Such fun ideas - and all so simple to create! I love the neutral as well! I'll be featuring this on my blog on Saturday!

    http://www.sumossweetstuff.com

    Thanks!
    Sumo:)

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