This was the first Christmas DIY I ever did. The trees have held up for years and I recently realized that I had some spare fabric, so I decided to make a few more. They are incredibly simple to make and don’t put much of a dent in your wallet. To me, that’s the perfect DIY project!
Before we made them, we used the Styrofoam cones to create some DIY twine trees so that we could get double the trees out of a single cone!
Alright, let’s start DIYing!
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What You’ll Need
How to Make DIY Cone Trees with Sparkly Fabric
We will start with the bottom of the tree and work our way up.
Step 1: determine how much fabric you need
Determine how much fabric you need to wrap the bottom. Cut the fabric or ribbon accordingly. Since these trees are cones, the fabric will not lay flat; you will need to wrap it at an angle.
Step 2: wrap the fabric
Glue the first edge of the fabric down using your hot glue gun. Then continue wrapping and gluing the fabric.
Cut the excess fabric from the bottom of the cone. If needed, add more glue around the bottom of the cone (between the styrofoam and fabric).
STEP 3: repeat
Repeat steps 1 + 2 for the next row of fabric. Overlap the fabric a little bit on top of the bottom layer. Play around with how much fabric you need and how you wrap the cone so that the seams all line up on the same side. This can be the back of your tree. You might find it easier to cut one side of your fabric at an angle.
When you are wrapping the top piece, you want to pull it extra tight to create a tip for the top. Cut a little bit of extra fabric off for when you start to glue. Then work your way around the cone, pulling tight along the way. Then cut the excess fabric off at whatever angle you need to.