DIY paper cone Christmas tree

Cone trees have been all over the internet lately. They are a super easy and cheap project so I thought I’d join the party with my own spin.

I shopped my house and pulled a few things that I already had on hand.

You can buy styrofoam cones for the base or you can be cheap and create your own from an empty cereal box– yay for free!

I’ve seen the cones covered with many things, from ribbon to beads to felt. I had a paper bag lying around so I thought that it would be perfect to make an easy tree.

If you’re using cardboard as the base, you should open it up and cut all the flaps and tabs. Then run some glue on the edge, like so:
DIY paper cone Christmas tree
Roll it into a cone shape.

Now you can either hold it closed like that until the glue dries or, if you’re like me and too impatient, you can reinforce it with a few pieces of tape.

(Go with the tape. Life’s too short to wait for the glue to dry.)
DIY paper cone Christmas tree
Cut the bottom so that your cone lies flat.
DIY paper cone Christmas tree
Next, I added a flat strip of paper along the bottom edge so that none of the cardboard would show under the first layer of triangles.

I then cut a bunch of triangles out of the paper bag and glued them in layers– making sure to overlap with so as not to have gaps.
DIY paper cone Christmas tree
When I got to the top I made another small cone from the paper, just like I did with the cardboard.
DIY paper cone Christmas tree
You could stop there, but what’s Christmas without a hint of glitter? So for a little sparkle, I smeared a thin layer of glue on the tips of the triangles and sprinkled on some glitter.
DIY paper cone Christmas tree

DIY paper cone Christmas tree

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