Cone Star Ornaments


Festive DIY Cone Star Ornaments featured on Design Dazzle
I’m happy to be welcomed back to Design Dazzle to share another DIY project! For the last few weeks my daughter has been planning a Christmas party for her friends, and I’ve been planning things to do for the kids during the party—these cone star ornaments being one of them. While we designed these for the kids to make as ornaments for a tree, they are absolutely perfect for embellishing wrapped presents or using as favor tags.

And the supplies? You probably have something that will do stashed in your ever-so-organized craft closet—just paper, a ribbon or string for hanging, and a piece of decoration of your choice.

 

How to make a Cone Star Ornament featured on Design Dazzle
Step 1: Punch those circles! Use a circular 2-inch punch to make 14-15 circles out of cardstock. Our Christmas party is all about eye-popping color, so we picked bright green. Just make sure your paper is colored or patterned on both sides.

Step 2: Curl the edges of the circles to make little cones. Pre-shaping the circles just makes it a tiny bit easier to glue your cone shut without having to sprout a third hand. And if you’re doing this project with kids, I highly recommend prepping the cones ahead of time!

Step 3: Glue down the edge of your cones so they stay cone-shape like. I am infinitely impatient, so I used hot glue for its insta-dry properties. You can use double sided tape, white glue, etc.

Step 4: Pre-position your cones on a flat 2-inch circle. How many cones you ultimately need depends on how tight you rolled them up to begin with. So do a quick pre-flight and place them all around to make sure you have enough!

Step 5: Glue all that conical goodness down. Work two or three at a time, placing the point in the center of the flat 2-inch circle and make sure the cones are positioned very close together. Again, I used a big old pile of hot glue, but other adhesives are peachy-keen as well.

Step 6: Stand back in amazement at the beauty you’ve just created. Yup. All you! Now you have to decide how to decorate the center.

Step 7: The finishing touches! There are a billion things you could do to cover that ugly hole in the middle of your little work of art. On our trees, I used printable 2-inch circles and buttons. But really, the possibilities of what you could use are about as endless as a Wagner opera.

Step 8: Glue a loop to the back to hang it up on the tree or leave it as is to tape to a gift.

And there you have it. Not as time consuming as it looks, and you can even let little “helpers” get in on the action. If you’d like to see the results of that colorful Christmas party I’m throwing, be sure to visit me at my website, www.frogprincepaperie.com!

Paula is a party-loving mom of two tiny tots living on the sunny beaches of Melbourne, Florida. She is the woman behind the frog at Frog Prince Paperie—a printable party design group and blog dedicated to making parties magical!

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Posted on December 9, 2011
 
Categories: christmas, Christmas Wonderful, diy tutorials & creative ideas, holiday awesomeness, holiday ideas

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  1. K says:
    December 9, 2011

    ooh…can't wait to try this! Very, very cute.

  2. The Partiologist says:
    December 10, 2011

    what a beautiful idea for decorating too!

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