Monday, November 26, 2012

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
BHG


Paper Christmas trees
Sand and Sisal



HGTV


{A Million Memories}: Continued Obsession with Easy To Make Christmas Trees  http://amillionmemoriesblog.blogspot.com/2011/11/continued-obsession-with-easy-to-make.html#
A Million Memories


Simple Dreamy Feather Trees  http://www.itsoverflowing.com/2011/11/simple-dreamy-feather-trees/#comment-19630
Its Overflowing



Felt Rosette Trees
BHG



Peppermint pebbles christmas tree  http://murdocks.typepad.com/polishedtoperfection/2007/11/directions-fo-2.html
Polished to Perfection


Modern Perforated Christmas Trees  http://www.curbly.com/users/chrisjob/posts/13135-how-to-make-modern-perforated-christmas-trees
Curbly



Small Candy Cane Cone Tree   http://ochristmastrees.com/Christmas-Shopping/index.php?main_page=product_info=106_122_id=988
O'Christmas Trees



Twine Christmas cone trees  http://lemontreecreations.blogspot.com/2010/11/twine-christmas-cone-trees.html
Lemon Tree Creations


Holiday Button Tree
BHG


Christmas Cone  http://www.hgtv.com/handmade/yarn-and-button-holiday-topiaries/index.html#
HGTV


pine cone tree  http://www.allfreecrafts.com/pinecones/tree.shtml
All Free Crafts



Fabric Covered Poster Board Tree Cones  http://www.thecreativityexchange.com/2011/11/fabric-covered-poster-board-tree-cones-part-2.html
The Creativity Exchange



Beaded Christmas Trees  http://www.ourlakelife.com/2011/12/12/beaded-christmas-tree/
Our Lake Life



Gumdrop Tree Craft  http://www.makeandtakes.com/decorate-with-festive-gumdrop-trees
Make and Takes



One More Time: Sweater Christmas Trees  http://www.onemoretimeevents.com/2012/11/sweater-christmas-trees.html#
One More Time Events



Christmas Ornament Tree  http://www.squidoo.com/ornament-tree
Cozy



Trio of Tree Parts Christmas Trees  http://www.bowerpowerblog.com/2010/12/trio-of-trees-part-trio/
Bower Power



Ice Cream Cone - Sparkling Christmas Trees  http://www.thecakeblog.com/2011/12/diy-sparkling-christmas-trees.html#
The Cake Blog




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19 comments:

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!
Debbie

Linda @ it all started with paint said...

Christina,

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!

:)

Linda

Rea T said...

your tree cone is really cute!

huggies***
rea

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!
Blessings,
Nici

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! :)

http://sew-licious.blogspot.com/2012/11/show-licious-craft-showcase-9-blog-party.html

Marti

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

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! :)

http://sew-licious.blogspot.com/2012/12/show-licious-craft-showcase-10-blog.html

Marti

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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