I love cone trees. They are so easy to make, and there are so many options! This batch I made in shades of white, in three different finishes. But before you start decorating your cone trees, you will need to first make your cones.
I made 3 cones 14″, 16″ & 18″ high.
The Fur Cone Tree
I made the largest tree the fur tree. Get it? Fir Tree, Fur Tree… Maybe not. Anyway, I used RED HEART Yarn, for this tree. It comes in a ton of colours. I have it polar, pink and purple. It would be pretty in any colour, but I did mine in polar, since I planned on doing mine in shades of white.
The how to for this is pretty easy and straight forward. Just start at the bottom of the tree cone, and wrap the yarn around the cone using hot glue to stick it down. Keep pushing the yarn down as you apply it, so that there aren’t any spaces where you can see the cone through the yarn. Keep winding until the cone is covered. After the entire cone was covered, I attached a piece to the bottom of the cone and wound it around the tree from bottom to top, without glueing it, and fastened it at the top. This way you won’t see all of the glued down bits of yarn, and it gives a much fuller appearance. And that’s it, So easy!
The Petal Cone Tree
For this tree you will need a bag or two of fabric rose petals . I bought mine at dollar store. You can find these with the wedding supplies. This will work much better if you first draw lines around your cone. To do this, I used a ruler and marked 1″ intervals along the height of the cone, then connect them with a ruler so that you have lines running around the circumference of the cone. This will act as a guide and keep your petals straight.
Starting at the bottom along the first line glue the rose petals with the rounded end down overlapping them enough to cover up the cone. Continue around until the first row is finished. Start at the next row up and continue repeating until you get all the way to the top. At the very top, wrap your petal around the top in a cone shape.
The Rosebud Cone Tree
To make the rosebud cone tree, I wanted to cover the entire tree in mini foam rose buds. But they were a bit expensive. They came about 9 to a pack,, which would have been fairly expensive based on how many I would probably need. So, instead I picked up these floral balls in the wedding section, which were only a couple dollars more, and they had a lot of mini rosebuds on them.
Plus as a bonus, when I peeled them off of the foam ball the were already glued together and it saved me a lot fo extra gluing. I just pieced all of the pieces together until the cone was covered. I used 3 of the balls to cover to tree.
I had so much fun making these trees, that I decided to make another batch of them with different finished, and these ones in silver. Click here to check them out
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