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Paper Cone Christmas Tree Craft

‘Tis the season to be crafty! Today we’re bringing you a simple and elegant Christmas craft that you can make with your kiddos and use to decorate your home! This Paper Cone Christmas Tree is simple to make, but it ends up looking really pretty and festive. You could make several to create a Christmas tree forest scene, or use one for the top of a mini-Christmas tree! If you’re feeling extra fancy, you could even make some of these to top some lavishly wrapped presents! However you use the end result, we hope you enjoy making these Paper Cone Christmas Trees!

What You’ll Need:

  1. Colored cardstock paper
  2. Glitter sticker paper
  3. Pencil
  4. Scissors
  5. Craft glue
  6. The free printable PDF template (provided at the end of the tutorial)

How to Make It:

To get started making this Christmas tree, select three (more if you want) different shades of green card stock paper. Print the provided PDF template and cut out the patterns. Next, trace the patterns onto the cardstock papers. Then you can cut the designs out in the green shades of your choice!

Next, take the pattern that you cut out that was labeled “cone” on the template. Roll the pattern into a (you guessed it) cone. There is a little extra flap in the pattern, which you will apply some glue to and press down to secure the shape.

Once you’ve given the cone a few moments to dry, you are going to work with those zig-zag paper borders you just cut out.  Select the longest pattern first and attach it around the bottom side of the cone. You can either apply glue on the back side of the pattern or apply glue on the cone, which ever seems easiest to you.

Carefully wrap the border around the bottom of the cone and hold it for a few moments until the glue sets.

Continue to attach the rest of the zigzag strips in the same way. Just make sure that each strip you select is progressively shorter than the last (the longest on the bottom and the shortest on the top.)  You may also want to make sure that the ends of your strips all come together on the same side of the tree. It’s not necessary to do this; it just looks a bit neater, and you can put all the “seams” in the back.

To finish off your tree, attach the top”mini-cone.”

For a final, glamorous touch, cut out a star shape from the golden glitter paper (or any other color as you prefer) and attach it on the top of the  Christmas tree.

We hope you have fun making and decorating with these Paper Cone Christmas Trees! How will you use the end result? Drop us a comment and let us know! 

And don’t forget to grab your free Paper Cone Christmas Tree Template by clicking the link below!

To get your template, click this link!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

About the author

Wendy

Wendy is one of the owners of Hip Homeschool Moms, Only Passionate Curiosity, and Love These Recipes. She married her high school sweetheart, Scott, 28 years ago, and they live in the South with their three children. Hannah, age 24, has autism and was the first homeschool graduate in the family. Noah, age 22, was the second homeschool graduate. Mary Grace, age 17, is the remaining homeschool student. Wendy loves working out and teaching Training for Warriors classes at her local gym. She also enjoys learning along with her family, educational travel, reading, and writing, and she attempts to grow an herb garden every summer with limited success.

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