When I picked up the paper mache pumpkins back in October, I also grabbed some cones as well. I knew they would come in handy for the holidays. I just needed to come up with how to use them! After surfing Pinterest (for hours and hours), I kept seeing this beautfiul white, textured cones. And I knew that was what I wanted to do!
When choosing what to cover my cones with, I knew I wanted texture. I picked up a few different things like yarn, toile, and glitter., not really knowing what I was going to end up using.
Before I started, I painted each cone because I didn’t want the brown showing through. I didn’t have any white on hand but the antique white worked just fine.
Once they were dry, I worked on the largest cone first. I chose the textured yarn for that. I started at the top and worked my way down to the bottom of the coned. I was going to use hot glue but went with Tacky Glue instead. Me and a hot glue gun are not a good mix! The tacky glue worked just fine and allowed me some wiggle room if I needed to fix a row.
When I was finished, I was so, so happy with this one! I love everythign about it: the texture, the hint of silver, everything!
Up next was the glitter tree! I knew my husband was not going to be happy about this one so I had to contain the glitter somehow. Thankfully, I had some disposable cake pans in the pantry and that helped keep all the glitter some-what contained. Can you really ever contain all the glitter?
I started off using Mod Podge for the glitter but found that spray adhesive worked a lot better!
The last tree? Well that was the most difficult. I had these grand plans of using toile for the cone but it was just not working. So I had to great creative. I saw this great tutorial on how to make a coffee filter tree and knew that was exactly what I needed to do!
Just cut the middle of the coffee filter out…
…and wrap around your cone! Just press down on the pleats to adhere to the cone with some Tacky glue.
I also sprayed the coffee filters with some spray adhesive and dusted some glitter for a little something more.
I have a lot more to make but I am loving how they look on my bay windows!