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Craft Cone Christmas Trees

A while back I picked up some craft cones at the dollar store hoping to use them to make a triceratops hat for Big Buddy.  But before I got around to it he had moved on - dinosaurs are out, super heros are in. The cones were not to be wasted though, so last week we turned them into Christmas trees.

close up of our not-quite-dry trees

The process...
supplies: foam brush, green paint, sequins, craft cones
(i had cut out stars for a topper but we didn't use them)
mini man at work
big buddy at work 
i had pictured them placing the sequins one by
one...they preferred throwing handfuls at the trees

Finished product
the day we made these i watched a friend's little boy - probably
the sweetest three year old on the planet - the third tree is
his creation

We made these because I just happened to have the cones on hand but since I've seen so many lovely versions on blogs and pinterest, next year I may be buying cones in bulk! Below are two of my favorite "adult craft" versions.

via landee see landee do
via flamingo toes

Comments

  1. My kids would love this!

    I wanted to let you know that you won the "Just Like Mommy" giveaway at Team Skelley! Hooray! If you send me your address {email: kdskelley@gmail.com}, I will get it out to you, ASAP. Thank you so much for your nice comment!

    Merry Christmas!
    Katie

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  2. Wonderful tree! I need to make one with the children for the dolls house... now need to find some cones!

    Thanks for sharing on Kids Get Crafty!

    Maggy

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  3. Wonderful craft, they did awesome!

    Thanks for sharing!

    Lori

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  4. I love this1 I am a homeschooler to and am always looking for fun stuff to do! Great idea! I'd love for you to link up to my Christmas Linky Carnival.

    http://blissfulanddomestic.blogspot.com/2011/11/homemade-in-december-link-carnival.html

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  5. Bravo!
    i'll propose this craft to my boy! I hope you won't mind if i make a link to my french/swiss website in order to illustrate an article about christmas cone tree to do with kids.
    Thanks a lot
    Bérénice
    http://www.bere.fr

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