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Wire Cone Trees

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My home is decorated for Christmas. It’s cozy and minimal this year, a few touches of burlap and lots of sparkle.  Still I can’t help but keep crafting because, well, that’s what I do. It’s so calming and fulfilling to step back and admire something, even something small, that I created.  Today I’m sharing these adorable little wire cone trees that I have added to my living room decor.

Easy to create wire cone trees for Christmas and winter deor

These were so simple to make and you can put your own twist on them varying the size shape and color.


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Cardstock and tape or a premade cone

Wire: For this projects I used 20 gague wire in 3 finishes

Supplies for wire cone trees

I have made festive cones in years past using cardstock and poster board. Just twist a piece of paper into a cone, tape closed, and cut the bottom flat.

wire cone trees

Next, start wrapping wire from the top of the cone down. Be sure to wrap it up and down and over itself to keep it sturdy.

wire cone trees

wire cone trees

Once you are done cut the wire and slide the little tree off the cone. You can adjust to help it stand up straight after removing the paper cone.

Wire cone trees from Christmas or winter decor

A few tips.  If you want a single spiral tree use a lower gauge (thicker) wire that will stand on it’s own a bit better.  This 20 gauge wire is a little too flimsy to stand alone in a single spiral.

Stick the end of your wire into the top of the cone about an inch before you start wrapping, this will give you some hold as you start to wrap.  The wire has a tendancy to slip around as you wrap.

DIY wire cone trees for Christmas or winter decor

These cones were so fun to make, if I had more wire I would have kept on going.  They are sitting right next to my tree and look really cute.

Are you a Christmas crafter?  What has been your favorite craft this season?

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Diane Turner

Wednesday 11th of December 2019

I love these. They would be so cute with small fairy lights also. Such a great idea. Thanks for sharing

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