How lovely are your branches....
I made these out of wrapping paper last year and they were perfect centre pieces to Christmas-up the table, but they are cute little decorations that you could put around the home:
What You Need:
Paper / Fabric
Needle / Thread / Glue / Cellotape
[Right-click the above image and save to your computer to print]
I thought I would show a few ways you could create your tree cones, depending on the time you have, materials available and what you want to use them for. Print out the template above and cut out:
The tree cones are so easy to make - using the template as your guide, trace and cut out on to the back of decorative paper, card or even wrapping paper - I used a snowflake design tissue paper:
Cut out and fold along the guided line. Either coating in glue, or fixing in place with cellotape, join the edges of the cone and secure:
Stand up and mould into shape if required.
A few of these trees grouped together, a variety of similar papers or different heights would look really pretty and you can select patterns that fit in with your colour scheme or decor.
These are also perfect for children to decorate themselves and keep them busy!
Felt / Fabric Trees:
You could also create fabric versions of these trees - felt is sturdy enough to stand, so I used this as the base and also added a cotton layer:
I marked thirds on the template and after cutting the full template, created two other templates to create layers:
I used my zig-zag scissors to add decoration
...creating a knot at the start of the stitch,
As well as for decoration, you could use them to hide little presents, use as place names at the table, or as part of a centrepiece. Really easy and so, so many different ways you could use the template - please do let me know if you try it, or want to show me your creations [I love seeing them!]