I love the Christmas cone tree trend… cone trees are and easy DIY holiday project that can be personalized to fit your home and your theme… oh, and they are CHEAP to make! They don’t look cheap though, which is what we’re all after, right?  Here are the basics… you create a cone from poster board, light cardboard or even decorative paper. (You could cheat and buy Styrofoam cones, but they aren’t as cheap as they once were!) Glue the paper cone in place. Then use a glue gun or plain white glue to attach…just. about. anything. So simple, it didn’t even need a step by step! That having been said, we have included a bunch of tutorials below with the inspirational photos… You could make your cone trees as tall or tiny as you wish, make a whole forest, and make them fun and modern, or elegant and traditional…or somewhere in between… Oh, did I mention that these make a great family project? Win win!

To start us off, The Happy Housie has a great tutorial on creating the base of the trees from posterboard!

How to make cone trees


Shauna at Beautiful Matters has a bunch of great trees for us, and they were made from cardboard cereal boxes! Love her tutorial on how she did all these!!! She used everything from white beans to dictionary pages! And they look elegant, and even expensive… Great job Shauna!

Christmas cone trees



Martha has a cool and ethereal white feather cone tree for  us, complete with instructions!

Feather cone tree


Try this project for quick and easy cone trees is from BHG.

Christmas cone trees


City Farmhouse has a great idea for using those dollar store coffee filters and creating this great tree! Love the creative use of materials! Here’s how she did it.

Coffee filter cone trees


Megan at Balancing Home has used glitter to create really cool cone trees… DO you want an over the top Christmas celebration this year? How many of these can you make and group together? They would make a fantastic mass display!

Glitter cone trees


Lastly, Bargain Hoot has these velvet cone trees… great in a traditional room!

Velvet cone trees


Which are your fav?

Image Credits: Happy Housie, Beautiful Matters, Martha, City Farmhouse, Balancing Home, Bargain Hoot


  1. Sheri December 9, 2014 at 9:05 am

    these are GORGEOUS! Thank you so much for sharing them! I’ve included these little trees on a post of beautiful DIY holiday decor, and hope you’ll come check out the rest of the list! :D

  2. diane January 6, 2015 at 4:32 pm

    Never heard of stretch velvet, very cool.

  3. Liz September 27, 2015 at 10:58 am

    These are great. If you made these with kids, you could use party hats from what we in the UK know as the £1 shop. Im yoing to do this with my beaver scouts ( you call them something else, but i cant remember what it is, …webelos?)

  4. nancy clark November 1, 2015 at 3:06 pm

    Best idea EVER…thank you for sharing. will promote your site to friends.

  5. Diane November 9, 2015 at 4:35 pm

    I like them all. I just picked one up at Target Dollar spot for $1 pretty tall and all silver glitter. Can’t beat that price even if you make your own.

  6. Cheri December 10, 2015 at 11:55 am

    Thank you for the round-up. What a fun and versatile idea. My daughter is decorating her first apartment and this is a hip-vibe project for very little money.
    I think they look very elegant, and have plans to search out stretch velvet in turquoise to add some height to my Christmas mantle.

    Has anyone found a good online source for stretch velvet?


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