I snagged a set of cone tree forms at a thrift store several months ago and I've just been waiting for Christmas to turn them into trees. There are so many fun ways to decorate these cones, but I decided to go for the natural, rustic appeal of wood. I love how they turned out!
Want to make your own wood cone trees? Here are the supplies you'll need (Amazon affiliate links):
- scrapbook paper with a wooden pattern (I bought mine at Michaels)
- hot glue and lots of glue sticks
Step 1: Cut out lots and lots of little leaf shapes. I used an entire 12x12 sheet of paper for one cone tree. I made bigger leaves for the bottom and got gradually smaller as I moved up. If you are making a really big tree or a large quantity of trees, you could use a cutting machine to save time. For the three small trees I made, cutting by hand was no big deal.
Step 2: Curl the edges of the leaves by rolling them around a pencil.
Step 3: Starting at the bottom of the cone, attach the leaves with hot glue, overlapping them slightly to cover the cone completely.
That's all it takes to create these beautiful trees. I love the effect... they look like they are intricately carved from wood. You totally can't tell they're paper until you get really close.