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

November 24, 2012

Easy DIY Christmas Decor: Fabric Covered Cones

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!

Supplies:
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
Directions:
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!
Please comment with any questions. Also, if anyone makes these, please share a picture on Twitter or Instagram. We love seeing your crafts!
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16 comments:

  1. CUTE! This is something that my totally uncrafty self can even do!

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

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

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

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  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
    www.lovecraft2012.blogspot.com

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  6. These are very cute! Thanks for sharing
    Donna @onnceuponasewingmachine.com

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  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! :)
    http://dixie-n-dottie.blogspot.com/2012_11_27_archive.html

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  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!

    http://www.sumossweetstuff.com

    Thanks!
    Sumo:)

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

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

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

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  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)

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

    Marilyn
    4you-withlove.blogspot.com

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  14. These trees are so my style, and so easy to make. I'm visiting from Truly Lovely.
    http://www.laurieslittlebitsofcreativity.com

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