Sweater Christmas Tree Cone + 20 More Ideas

I don't have many Christmas decorations, that's why, while decorating the mantel for Christmas, I had to work with whatever I had on hand and make extras to fill empty spaces.

These sweater Christmas tree cones were an easy, ten minute project that was accomplished with supplies from around the house.

An old, chunky sweater, file folders (the only kind of cardboard I could find, they aren't that strong, but since they were going to be covered with the sweater fabric, they worked well), and hot glue.

No pattern, no dimensions! As soon as the cone was formed, it was hot glued in place.  Then it was wrapped up with the sweater, hot gluing it all around, trimming the excess and again hot gluing the seams.

The bottom ends are simply folded and glued inside the cone

Very simple! I spend more time looking for the cardboard paper than making them!

If you want to pump them up a little bit, I'm leaving you with 20 fabulous ideas that can be incorporated in your own decor.

Go check them out, most of them have great tutorials and PLEASE pin from their sites.

Paper Cone Trees

Paper Christmas trees
Sand and Sisal


A Million Memories

It's Overflowing

Felt Rosette Trees

Polished to Perfection

created at: 12/07/2011

Small Candy Cane Cone Tree - Click Image to Close


Holiday Button Tree

Holiday Yarn Cones

The Creativity Exchange

Our Lake Life

Gumdrop Tree Craft
Make and Takes

One More Time Event

Bower Power

Ice Cream Cone - Sparkling Christmas Trees
The Cake Blog




Our Pinteresting Family said...

Love your trees that you've made and all the inspiration. Megan

Debbie @ MeandMyDIY said...

Hi Cristina! I love that you were able to take something you already had and make it beautiful. I also like the fact that it's white, so you can continue to use it year after year, no matter the color scheme. Well done!

Linda @ it all started with paint said...


I just adore, adore your trees -- and silly me, I was thinking I'd need to buy cones from the craft store! I love the idea of making my own!

Love all the inspiration too!



Rea T said...

your tree cone is really cute!


Feral Turtle said...

Love your sweater trees. They are gorgeous. Thanks for the inspiration photos. Makes me want to get off my glue gun and put up my tree!

Amantisima said...

Monisimos bonita idea

Jennifer @ Decorated Chaos said...

Love all of these cone trees! Very inspiring!

Daniela @Frugal Aint Cheap said...

oh my! so cute. I now want to make all of them

Our Neck of the Woods said...

Your trees are so cute! I love how you can use things around the house to make beautiful decorations. Such a clever and frugal idea!

fiona anderson said...

Love your sweater trees, they look so good and thanks for all the inspiration, there are so many great ideas here.

Vel Criste said...

Your tree looks so cozy cute! Saw the ceramic version in Target and your is even better. :-)

Nici - Posed Perfection said...

I love your sweater trees! They are perfect! Thanks so much for stopping by today and leaving me a sweet comment about my burlap bird ornaments. They were so fun and easy to make. I hope you have a wonderful week!

Marti Cooper said...

These are so nice, I want to make all of them! I'm a new follower and host a blog party..I would love for you to post them! :)


Kim (TheMoney-Pit) said...

I LOVE the sweater trees. What a fabulous idea. I feel so behind since I haven't been keeping up with all the blogs I normally read, but yours was the first one I went back to my reader to find.. you always have such great project ideas!

Custom Comforts said...

Love your sweater trees!!! Great idea and thanks for all the other ones too.

Cindy Ritchie said...

I love yours Cristina! I have seen them in the stores and wanted to make them. Now if I can just find the time!

Carol said...

Your sweater cone tree is adorable! Thanks for sharing all the other inspiring ideas, too!

Marti Cooper said...

Thank you for submitting these! It was featured this week if you would like to grab an "I've Been Featured" button! :)


Tammy Henderson said...

Hi, Thank you so much for featuring my sweater trees. It was a nice surprise to see.
Thank you Tammy

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