Satin Cone Tree
My huge thanks to Cyndy at the Creativity Exchange for her inspiring fabric covered cone trees. She offers complete steps for creating the cone in five different sizes with her poster board templates and tutorial, which can be downloaded in PDF format.
For the 2011 Christmas season I made the Satin Cone Tree and kept thinking of all the different ways I could use Cyndy’s templates to create trees introducing other materials.
I’ve come up with a variation on the fabric tree using a small string of lights, clear plastic binder covers, the kind sold at office supply stores, and glittery golden yarn. This project results in a sparkly, metallic cone tree. Unfortunately it’s something that’s difficult to photograph and its true beauty doesn’t quite come across in the photos. But trust me, it’s an awesome addition to any fireplace mantle or table top.
step 3 - Create an identical cone, this time using the clear plastic. When you tape the pieces together, place straight edges flush with each other and secure them with clear scotch tape on all sides front and back. Also use clear tape hold the rolled cone.
step 8 - Allow the yarn to dry completely. This may take a day or more.
At Fabric or Craft Store
- Sensations Enchantment Gold Metallic Yarn
- Fast Finish decoupage
- card stock
- clear scotch tape
- painters tape
- plastic gloves
- shallow disposable container
- plastic knife
- pedestal candle holder
- Fellowes clear binding covers
- Gerson 18 led light string (available in bright and soft white)
- aluminum foil