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Wrapped Paper Cones

Wrapped Paper Cones

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Decorating my mantle for Christmas this year was so much fun.  I usually do a red and silver theme with lots of merry touches.  This year I went for something that will stay throughout winter; silver and white.  It blends perfectly with my red tree.  I have some Christmas elements I can easily switch out in January while still leaving the bulk of the items up.

Winter white mantle with red and silver tree

I was inspired by The Happy Housie to make the paper cones in the middle.  Such an easy project, and a great base for any type of decoration.

wrapped paper cones using paper board yarn, twine and ribbon.  Easy DIY project

 

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I used one piece of white poster board, a little hot glue and some ribbon, twine,  and yarn to wrap it.

To get the cones I used a piece of string and held down one end down on the corner.  I tied the other end to a pencil and drew an arc.  For the other two cones I adjusted the length of the string and repeated the arc.

cutting out paper cones

paper conespaper cone DIY

Then I started rolling.  This took a couple tries to get the point just right.  Then  I secured the cone with a line of hot glue all the way down.  I trimmed the ends to create a flat bottom

To wrap the cones I secured an end of yarn to the tip with hot glue then wrapped it.  I didn’t need any more glue until the very bottom.  I did the same with the twine.  For the silver ribbon I used dots of hot glue with every wrap to get the rippled effect I wanted.  

The wrapping was trial and error with the materials I had on hand, experiment with what you have and see what works for you there are so many possibilities.  

wrapped paper cones - easy winter DIY

I love that I can keep these for next year or toss them and start over.  Such an inexpensive DIY project.

What’s on your mantle this year?

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