Christmas Tree Cones


One of my favorite things is Christmas crafting, especially by the glow of the tree and listening to good Christmas music. Even when I’m “done” with Christmas  - done with the decorating and done with shopping – I can’t seem to stop. I just love it!

tree cones crafting

I’ve been seeing different variations of Christmas tree cones everywhere – at Christmas markets and stores like Target. I think they’re adorable, but I’ve been a little bit shocked by their prices. I just have a really hard time shelling out $25 – 50 for something I could easily replicate at home for a fraction of the cost.

DIY Christmas Tree Cones

These festive cones could easily be made at home for free or cheap. I mostly used items I already had at home, including scraps of poster board, tinselly ribbons, and white feathers.

making a cone

I started by rolling the poster board scraps into different sized cones and using a line of hot glue to keep the cone in place. I carefully cut off the bottoms so that the cone would sit flat. If buying pre made cones is more your jam than making them, you can either purchase styrofoam or paper mache cones at your local craft store. I’ve found that the paper mache cones tend to be less expensive.

And this would be where the step by step pictures end. It’s actually kinda hard to take pictures and hot glue things simultaneously. Most of the trees I just wrapped ribbons around and used hot glue to keep in place. The white feathered tree on the left was a skinny feather boa that I wrapped around the cone. It’s taller, skinnier counterpart on the right was made with some leftover white craft feathers. I layered rows of feathers starting from the bottom of the tree. As I worked my way up the cone, I cut the feathers to make each layer shorter than the one before.

tree cones

tree cones 2

I think this guy may be my favorite. I alternated wrapping gold and silver ric rac that I found {for 50 cents a spool!} I like the texture that it gave. There are so many options you could use to fit your own decor. You could use different color and textured ribbons or mini pine cones or berries for a more natural, rustic look. The options are endless!

tree cones 4

The gold and silver tinsel trees on each end were actually Dollar Tree finds and fit right into the group. I think all together I spent about $5 on this whole project.

tree cones 1

tree cones 5

I’m really happy with how they turned out! They make my little work space in our office look so festive and cheery! :)

Have a wonderful day!


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Author: likeasaturday

I love my husband, family, friends, and sweet puppy. Every morning starts with a cup of coffee, and many days end with one. I enjoy being crafty, organizing events of any size, being outside, appreciating art, finding creative and healthful ways to cook, and living a simple life. I spend a lot of my time working on projects to update our home (on the cheap), which may or may not include the occasional midnight spray painting. I'm glad you stopped by! If nothing else, I hope my crazy antics will at least bring a smile to your face!


  1. Your trees are so pretty. You have a creative mind! I’m smitten, like you with little trees this year but not liking the store prices. I made some myself, and I actually like yours better! I pinned one of your photos on my Tabletop Trees Board at Pinterest. Thanks.

  2. Such fun Christmas trees! I came over from Centsational Girl’s linky party. I love your “use whatcha got” spirit! Keep it up!

  3. Love all the different Christmas trees! Thanks for sharing

  4. Love all the Christmas trees! Thanks for sharing

  5. Love them all together! xo Kristin

  6. Love these! So festive!

  7. They look terrific! My favorite is the ric rac too–and score on the price you got! I found you on Centsational Girl.

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  9. I absolutely adore that little ric rac tree. Such a clever ideas=!

  10. You’re a genius! Thanks for the detailed instructions. I plan to try this with my 11 year old daughter who loves painting and crafts.

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  12. Hi thanks for linky this up to the brighton park blog holiday ideas link up! This post was one of the featured posts this week! Please stop by and pick up your “I was featured” button and thanks again for sharing such a great craft with us! ~~Katie

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  14. Me encantan

  15. I love all the shimmer and shine! Looks so festive. Thanks for linking up at our Handmade Holiday party!

  16. So beautiful!! I think the gold and silver ric rac is my fav too :).

  17. Five bucks! Nicely done! Love the feathers and the ric rac.

  18. OH MY GOODNESS! I adore these! Best part is, right now budget is tight for decorating! (our christmas decorations of past were ruined in a flood + mice in shed ;() So this year im scrounging around the house avoiding purchases at all costs– your ideas here happen to include everything I already HAVE around the house!!! I am so happy and look forward to reading your blog further! thank you

  19. Thanks for posting! I think party hats would work for cones as well! Making some for a christmas gift!

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  22. So pretty. Looks so high end. That’s talent. How did you do the ric rac tree..diagonally. is this a silly question? I have not worked with it before.

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