I love decorating with cones for any season! I’ve used cones for my Bay Leaf Trees, Capiz Shell Christmas Trees, and Natural Elements Textured Cones. This Christmas season I want to show you How to Make a Paper Christmas Tree that can be used on mantels, tabletops, or centerpieces. Paper Christmas trees are very simple and inexpensive to make.
To make a paper cone tree you will need the following items:
- Mod Podge (your choice of sheen- Antique, Satin, Gloss, High Gloss, Sparkle)
- Paper-Mache Cones
- Wrapping Paper or Sheet Music
- Assortment of decorative items like ribbons, beads, jewels, sequins, glitter, buttons, etc.
- Scissors, flat tipped paint brush, hot glue gun
Step 1: Wrap the wrapping paper around the paper mache cone. Trim off any excess and set wrapping paper aside.
Step 2: Apply a thick layer of Mod Podge all over the paper mache cone.
Step 3: Place your trimmed wrapping paper on the Mod Podge covered cone. Gently smooth with you hands.
Step 4: Apply a top coat of Mod Podge to the cone. I applied the Antique Mod Podge to the sheet music for an aged look. If you don’t want an aged look, just use one of the other Mod Podge sheens.
Step 5: Sprinkle Tree Cone with Glitter (if desired) while Mod Podge is still wet. Allow to dry completely. I used Martha Stewart Crafts Glitter in Crystal Fine on the music sheet tree.
Step 6: Accessorize you tree with ribbon, trim, jewels and other decorative items. Use a hot glue gun to adhere items.
Step 7: Place your paper Christmas trees on top of candle sticks, wine glasses, bottles, or on top of overturned bud vases. Feel free to stuff the inside of your cones with tissue paper to help with height levels.
Paper Christmas Trees are so simple and inexpensive to make. Don’t you think they look pretty set against my Twilight Tree of Life Art? That too was made with Antique and Satin Mod Podge. Go grab some Mod Podge, cones, and wrapping paper and make your own Paper Christmas Trees!
Check out more holiday craft ideas using Mod Podge by my lovely friends! (click the pics to be taken to the tutorials)
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