Crafting is twice as fun when it involves the holidays. These scalloped Christmas tree cones were easy to make and came out beautiful. It was also relatively inexpensive to put together. All you need is a couple of cardboard cones, scrapbooking paper, glue and a hole puncher (or you can cut each circle by hand). I think next time I might play around and use felt instead of paper for a softer version of these little trees.
I have a few more new holiday crafts I’m excited to share coming up this week and the next so stay tuned.
What you’ll need. A large circle hole puncher (or any shape you like – square, triangle, scalloped circle). Colored scrapbooking paper or construction paper. I used a glitter paper and solid colored paper to add some depth and texture to my trees. But just as a warning, if you use glittered paper, make sure the thickness is comparable to the solid colored paper, otherwise it could break your hole puncher. Trust me, I know this from experience.:(
Next you’ll need a couple cardboard Christmas tree cones, a glue gun or a heavy-duty crafting glue (but honestly a glue gun does it better, just accept some serious finger burns).
Start from the bottom and glue one layer of circles along the bottom edge in one solid color (if using more than one colored paper). Then repeat moving upward with second color, gluing each circle halfway down the last row until it creates a “scalloped effect.” Work your way to the top.