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How to Make 5 Minute Cone Christmas Trees


Christmas cone trees are so easy and inexpensive to make and the options are endless. All you need are styrofoam trees or cardstock and craft supplies!

I adore the modern shape of cone trees and love how inexpensive they are. This trendy holiday decor has so many options to fit your decorating style. Today I’m sharing how you can make a variety of Christmas cone trees in under 5 minutes.

Easy Ideas for DIY Christmas Cone Trees

If you are new here, howdy! I’m a retired military spouse who moved back to Texas after being gone for 19 years.

I perfected the art of rental decorating and overcoming challenges in small spaces for over fifteen years but now am tackling homeownership with a new set of challenges!

Our family of four lived in some of the most beautiful coastal towns in the US and Japan which have influenced my colorful and global style with DIYs and furnishings in our one-story 60’s ranch-style home in Fort Worth.

fun ideas to try for DIY Christmas cone trees

A quick trip to the dollar store for styrofoam cones and craft supplies will be all you need for the quick DIY. But if you have cardstock, poster board, or craft paper at home you may not even need to leave your house!

How to make a paper cone tree:

1. Draw a quarter of a circle from the corner of the shortest side of craft paper.  If you don’t have the proper tool for this, you can tie a piece of string around a pencil and hold the end of the string on one corner and start drawing from the other. Cut out.

Tip: Cut out 2 or 3 sheets together to save time.

2. Form a cone shape by rolling the paper to create a tip at the corner and widening towards the base.

3. Secure the cone with a strip of hot glue in the seam.

Moss Cone Christmas Tree

You can find loose moss at the dollar store. A little goes a long way! Work in small sections and use hot glue on low heat. Press pieces of moss until your cone is covered. Use a wine cork for the trunk of the tree if you have a styrofoam cone tree.

cone moss tree with dollar store supplies

Gold Twine Cone Christmas Tree

Work in small sections on your cone tree with hot glue on low heat. Start at the base of the tree and start wrapping twine until you reach the top. Use a dot of hot glue to secure the tip of the tree. Lightly spray a coat of gold spray paint and let dry. You can make tons of these for pennies!!

DIY twine gold cone trees with wood slice sign

Felt Christmas Cone Trees

Create a template but cutting a petal shape out of your felt. Cut many pieces the same size. Start at the bottom of your cone tree and glue the first row of petals. Add the second row layering over the first a little to create a scalloped edge. Keep repeating until you reach the top. Experiment with different shapes, sizes, and colors to get a variety of felt trees!

felt christmas trees on dresser

Pom pom and jingle bells Christmas cone trees

If you have ribbon or any other type of trim in your crafting stash wrap a cone tree from bottom to top. Secure with straight pins if you have a styrofoam base or with hot glue if you are using a paper cone. Adorn the tree with jingle bells or different colors of pom poms. Top your tree with a pinecone or star.

pom pom tree with jingle bells dollar store craft

Evergreen Cone Christmas Tree

Use a piece of artificial tree material to wrap your cone shape. Layer it with a piece of ribbon or other trim. Embellish the top with floral.

easy cone trees with paper and styrofoam

Do you ever just go through your craft supplies to see what you can create? I would love to hear about it!

Head over to the winter holidays, DIYs, and decor page for more articles and resources!

I love simple and inexpensive holiday crafts like my Mini Moss Wreaths with Ribbon using dollar store supplies that I just posted recently.  

an eclectic and feminine christmas table with dollar store decor
mini moss Christmas wreath with ribbon


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