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It’s All About That Base

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Making paper cone Christmas trees is easy and fun to do. Take your cone trees to the next level by finding a beautiful base to display them on.

One of the easiest type of Christmas Tree decorations to make are decorative Paper Cone Christmas Trees. If you have a few minutes, a few sheets of beautiful paper, you can make these trees!  Nothing dresses up your gorgeous cone trees like finding a spectacular base to set them on.   It can take your trees from ordinary to exquisite in an instant!

The most typical type of base I have seen used for these types of trees are candle holders.  Unfortunately, I don’t have any decorative candle sticks or candle holder bases that would work for my trees, so, I pulled out an old wine glass and then raided my china cabinet to see what I could come up with.

The old wine glass spray painted in a metallic gold, made a wonderful base for my gold tree and gave it some needed height as well.

Wine glass spray painted in gold.
 
For the other 2 trees, I used two of my decorative silver bowls turned upside down.
Silver plated bowl.
Silver plated bowl.

What type of decorative dishes do you have?  Beautiful crystal or ceramic pieces could also work well. Glassware, vases and candy/nut bowls could make an excellent base.   Maybe a small jewelry box, decorative soap container or even a mason jar.   Look around your home and see what you might already have that would make a great base.  Then if you want, decorate it, paint it, fill it or use it how it is.

Once you have found your base, you need to make sure that the tree cone will sit nicely on it.  To put a cone over a glass or taller cylinder object is usually enough to hold the cone in place.  But what about a shorter base like my gorgeous little silver bowls?

In order to get my paper cones to sit nicely on my upturned silver bowls, I used bamboo skewers and a square of foam typically used for floral arrangements.

Making paper cone Christmas trees is easy and fun to do. Take your cone trees to the next level by finding a beautiful base to display them on.
Making paper cone Christmas trees is easy and fun to do. Take your cone trees to the next level by finding a beautiful base to display them on.

I used a standard steak knife to cut off a piece of the foam to a size that would sit on the base of my bowls.

Making paper cone Christmas trees is easy and fun to do. Take your cone trees to the next level by finding a beautiful base to display them on.

The bamboo skewer is inserted in the middle of the foam.

I needed to be able to attach the cone to the skewer, so I took a small plastic Christmas ball ornament and cut the tip with a pair of scissors.

 

Making paper cone Christmas trees is easy and fun to do. Take your cone trees to the next level by finding a beautiful base to display them on.

Using my hot glue gun, I inserted the bamboo skewer and hot glued it to the ornament.

 

Making paper cone Christmas trees is easy and fun to do. Take your cone trees to the next level by finding a beautiful base to display them on.

Using the decorative paper, I made a cone and glued the ornament to the top, and then inserted the skewer back into the foam.  I did use a small amount of hot glue on the base of my bowl to hold the foam in place. The hot glue comes off easily, but if you are worried about doing this, attach the foam to the base with floral tape or painters tape.

 

Making paper cone Christmas trees is easy and fun to do. Take your cone trees to the next level by finding a beautiful base to display them on.
 
Making paper cone Christmas trees is easy and fun to do. Take your cone trees to the next level by finding a beautiful base to display them on.
 
Making paper cone Christmas trees is easy and fun to do. Take your cone trees to the next level by finding a beautiful base to display them on.
 
 
Making paper cone Christmas trees is easy and fun to do. Take your cone trees to the next level by finding a beautiful base to display them on.

 

Making paper cone Christmas trees is easy and fun to do. Take your cone trees to the next level by finding a beautiful base to display them on.

 

These trees will be a beautiful addition to my holiday decorations this year.  Happy Holidays!

 

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16 Comment

  1. Maarit A
    November 21, 2015 at 5:43 am

    A wonderful idea Laurie! This can actually be used in the Christmas decoration. Perhaps also a dining table decoration works!! 🙂

    1. Laurie
      November 22, 2015 at 12:01 am

      Thank you Maarit! I'm always so delighted to have you visit! Hope you are having a great weekend!

  2. Crochet Hooks
    November 22, 2015 at 9:38 pm

    oh these Christmas Cone trees are cool! Great idea on the bases – you are right they totally make the tree!

    1. Laurie
      November 22, 2015 at 11:18 pm

      Thanks so much and I appreciate you stopping by! Hope you are having a great weekend!

  3. Laurie,
    I LOVE these!! They are so pretty and have such an understated elegance about them!!
    Beautiful!!
    Thanks so much for all your visits!!

    Hugs,
    Debbie

    1. Laurie
      November 23, 2015 at 2:21 am

      Thanks so much Debbie! I appreciate your visits as well. Hope you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

  4. Joanita Theron
    November 28, 2015 at 4:42 am

    Hi Laurie 🙂
    These would look awesome on Christmas tables! Showing my Sister-in-Law, she loves to cater and entertain and is always looking for great homemade decor ideas!
    Ps: Congratulations, you are being featured in this week's
    Snickerdoodle Mini Round Up!
    Have an awesome day!
    Joanita

    1. Laurie
      November 28, 2015 at 7:56 am

      How fun! Thank you Joanita for featuring my project! Have a great weekend!

  5. Alicia@eco Friendly Homemaking
    November 30, 2015 at 2:41 am

    Oh these are soooo cute!!!!

    1. Laurie
      December 1, 2015 at 2:51 pm

      Thanks so much Alicia! Hope you have a wonderful Holiday season and Thank you for stopping by!
      ~Laurie

  6. Jess | MakeAndDoCrew.com
    December 2, 2015 at 11:41 pm

    I don't know why the cardboard version of these has proven so hard for me to find this year. I guess I'll have to make my own with your tutorial! Thanks!

    1. Laurie
      December 3, 2015 at 5:12 pm

      Thanks Jess! Appreciate the visit. These paper trees just take minutes to make 🙂

  7. Julie's Lifestyle
    December 3, 2015 at 5:04 pm

    I love your pretty Christmas trees Laurie! Enjoy the rest of the week.
    Julie

    1. Laurie
      December 3, 2015 at 5:12 pm

      Thanks so much Julie! Thank you for stopping by today!

  8. Beverly Roderick
    July 16, 2016 at 4:51 am

    I stopped by after seeing these at Christmas in July to pin them and was surprised to see I hadn't commented! Don't know why I didn't because I remember these and how cute they are!

    1. Laurie
      July 16, 2016 at 6:10 pm

      Thanks Beverly! I appreciate the pin too 🙂

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