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Tip:
- Lightweight paper works best for the cones. If you don't have solid colored paper that's thin enough, try sponging ink onto plain white copy paper.
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Paper Cone Christmas Trees
By Tami Hartley

Make the season sparkle with charming paper cone trees!

Featured Product:
S5447 Large Plaid Pattern


Hero Materials:
CH153 Smooth Clear Gemstones
CH193 Star Gems
CH235 Diamond Gems
MI004 Mini Glue Dots *
PG104 Ultra Fine Prisma Glitter
PW105 Embossing Powder - Sparkle
PW112 Perfect Pearls
WM102 Mini Mister Bottles *
S5447 Large Plaid Pattern
CG222 Music Background
AF182 Chalk Ink: Grass
VC250 VersaMark Watermark Stamp Pad
* discontinued stamp

Additional Materials:
various sized plates for tracing circles, lightweight green & pink paper, Worn Lipstick Distress Ink, ribbon (May Arts)

Instructions:
How to Form the Trees:
(Click here for a visual.)
  1. Trace a large round object (a plate works well) onto scrap paper. We will use 1/4 of this circle as a template to make our paper cones. To get exactly 1/4 of the circle, fold in half and then in half again. Unfold and cut out one of the quarters. It should look like an extra large piece of pie.
  2. Trace around template onto chosen paper and cut out. Stamp as desired. (See below for details on each tree.)
  3. Form the cone shape and secure seam with glue dots or other strong adhesive.
  4. To create trees of various heights, use different sized plates.

Pink Music Tree:

  1. Stamp Music Background onto pink paper with Worn Lipstick Distress Ink and heat emboss with Sparkle Embossing Powder.
  2. Form tree as described above.
  3. Sponge additional Worn Lipstick ink along bottom edge.
  4. Mix Perfect Pearls and water in a Mini Mister. Spritz entire tree from 12" away with pearlized water. Allow to dry completely.
  5. Tie a bow and attach to treetop with a glue dot. Add a Diamond Gem to the bow.

Green Plaid Tree:

  1. Stamp Large Plaid Background onto green paper with Grass Chalk Ink.
  2. Form tree as described above.
  3. Sponge additional Grass ink along bottom edge.
  4. Apply numerous mini glue dots onto tree. Sprinkle with Prisma Glitter and shake off excess.
  5. Top tree with a Star Gem.

Green Damask Tree:

  1. Stamp Classic Fabric Design onto green paper with Grass Chalk Ink.
  2. Press Versamark ink pad over entire surface. Sprinkle with Sparkle Embossing Powder and heat emboss.
  3. Form tree as described above.
  4. Apply rows of Smooth Clear Gems to tree and top with a Star Gem.

Variation:
Create 25 trees, add a number to each, display in numbered order, and place a treat under each for a fun countdown to Christmas!