The Chirping Moms: Easy DIY Christmas Decor: Fabric Covered Cones

November 24, 2012

Easy DIY Christmas Decor: Fabric Covered Cones

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I am getting ready to break out the boxes Christmas decor tomorrow. One thing I knew I wanted to add to the mix this year: three tier trees. I had seen something like it in Crate & Barrel when I was in Chicago a few years ago. I looked for ides on Pinterest & saw some that you can make with poster board. I am terrible when it comes to tracing/cutting anything, so all of the directions for those scared me. I decided to try & find cones already made & just cover them. What I ended up with is a cheap, fast way to make some festive Christmas trees!

Foam cones in 3 sizes. You can find these in the craft store where they have foam inserts for flower arrangements. 
Fabric: amount depends on the size of the 3 cones you get
Hot glue
Push pins (not totally necessary)
Decor: I got a string of star ornaments at Target for $1 & cut the 3 stars apart
The beads are a tube of $2 garland, also from Target
Leave the plastic on the cones. I think the glue sticks better this way. 
Cut a piece of fabric that is big enough to cover the cone. 
Make a line of hot glue down the cone from the point, down to the widest part.
Take one end of the fabric & stick the fabric to the line of glue.
Now just keep adding glue to the cone & rolling the cone on the fabric (see below)
When the cone is covered, trim the top & bottom, leaving enough fabric to fold & pin like you would when wrapping a gift. 
If you don't have push pins, just fold & glue.
Next, take the beads & glue the end of the strand to the top of the cone.
Make a spiral of hot glue down the whole cone & then glue the beads down the cone
Last, glue the star at the top!
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  1. CUTE! This is something that my totally uncrafty self can even do!

  2. omgosh, i LOVE these! i cannot wait to tackle these when I get home from California!

  3. I saw you tweet or Instagram a pic of these and hoped you'd be posting about them. Love the finished look!

  4. Very cute, my daughter would love to make these

  5. So cute!!! Love the polka dots one! Thanks so much for sharing the great tutorial! I'd love for you to visit my blog.
    Happy week !

    Hugs from Portugal,

    Ana Love Craft

  6. These are very cute! Thanks for sharing

  7. These are adorable! Love the polka dots! Would also love if you'd join our Countdown to Christmas link party! Hope to see you there! Have a great week! :)

  8. Such a fun idea! I've got loads of fabric I could do this with! I'll be featuring this on my blog on Saturday!


  9. This is such a great, easy, and so versatile!

  10. What a fabulous idea.. :)
    Thanks for linking up at Friday Fun Party.

  11. I just adore these! So fun and festive.. I featured them on this week's Pink Hippo party!
    Amie @ Pinkapotamus

  12. These are the cutest little trees. We love them. Thanks so much for sharing at Wednesday's Adorned From Above Blog Hop. This weeks party starts at 12:01AM on Wednesday and runs through Sunday night. Have a great week.
    Debi, Joye and Myrna (The Busy Bee's), Linda (Two Succulent Sisters)

  13. I'm so glad you linked this project up's a great one! Thanks for sharing on the homemade holiday party.


  14. These trees are so my style, and so easy to make. I'm visiting from Truly Lovely.


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