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.
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 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!
Posted on December 9, 2011
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