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DIY Buffalo Plaid Cone Tree

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This Buffalo Plaid Cone Tree is the perfect do it yourself project to make a farmhouse style decoration for the holidays!

How to Make A DIY Buffalo Plaid Cone Tree

I recently decided that I wanted to decorate my house farmhouse style utilizing buffalo plaid and of course mint because I am OBSESSED with mint!

How to Make A DIY Buffalo Plaid Cone Tree

So, this year, I changed up all of my Christmas decor. I made my own Mint Christmas Tree and decorated it with farmhouse style ornaments and now, I’ve made a piece that is perfect for my mantel.

If you love mint, buffalo plaid and anything farmhouse style, you are going to love this tutorial on How to Make A Buffalo Plaid Cone Tree!

How to Make A DIY Buffalo Plaid Cone Tree

Buffalo Plaid Cone Tree

Supplies Needed:

How to Make A DIY Buffalo Plaid Cone Tree

How to Make A Buffalo Plaid Cone Tree

Cut 30 pieces of ribbon measuring 4” long. Fold each piece of ribbon in half and secure with a dot of hot glue. 

Cover the foam cone with ribbon. Start at the bottom of the cone by adhering a piece of the folded ribbon with hot glue, making sure the folded part extends slightly beyond the bottom of the cone.

Continue adding ribbon until this first layer is all the way around the bottom. Make sure to slightly overlap the sides of each ribbon. 

Start the second layer by centering a piece of folded ribbon over where two pieces meet on the lower layer to create a ruffled look. Overlap the top of the bottom layer by approximately 1/2”.

Continue layering until you reach the top of the cone.

When you reach the top layer, make sure the unfinished edge of the ribbon sticks up a little bit taller than the foam cone to hide the top of the foam.

Paint the candle stick and star ornament with Seaside Villa chalk paint. You’ll need 4 coats to cover the glass candlestick completely. Make sure the paint is dry before adding the next coat.

Use a sanding block to scuff up the edges of the candle holder to give it a chippy paint look.

Adhere the foam cone to the candle holder stand. First, add hot glue around the rim of the candle holder.

To easily center the candle holder, hold the foam cone upside down and press the candle holder to the bottom. Turn right side up and let sit for a few minutes to make sure the cone is well bonded to the candle holder.

How to Make A DIY Buffalo Plaid Cone Tree

Add a star ornament to the top of the tree. Push one of the points of the star ornament into the top of the foam cone.

Mine feels very secure, but if yours doesn’t, simply add a dab of glue on the star point and push it back into the top of the foam. 

You can now display it or gift it for the holidays!

How to Make A DIY Buffalo Plaid Cone Tree
DIY Buffalo Plaid Cone Tree

DIY Buffalo Plaid Cone Tree

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Active Time: 20 minutes
Additional Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Difficulty: Easy
Estimated Cost: $15

Materials

  • 12” Foam Cone
  • Taper Candlestick Holder
  • 2.5” Buffalo Plaid Wire Edge Ribbon
  • Star Ornament
  • Seaside Villa Chalk Paint
  • Foam Paint Brush
  • Sanding Block
  • Hot Glue

Instructions

  1. Cut 30 pieces of ribbon measuring 4” long. Fold each piece of ribbon in half and secure with a dot of hot glue. 
  2. Cover the foam cone with ribbon. Start at the bottom of the cone by adhering a piece of the folded ribbon with hot glue, making sure the folded part extends slightly beyond the bottom of the cone. Continue adding ribbon until this first layer is all the way around the bottom. Make sure to slightly overlap the sides of each ribbon. 
  3. Start the second layer by centering a piece of folded ribbon over where two pieces meet on the lower layer to create a ruffled look. Overlap the top of the bottom layer by approximately 1/2”. Continue layering until you reach the top of the cone.
  4. When you reach the top layer, make sure the unfinished edge of the ribbon sticks up a little bit taller than the foam cone to hide the top of the foam.
  5. Paint the candle stick and star ornament with Seaside Villa chalk paint. You’ll need 4 coats to cover the glass candlestick completely. Make sure the paint is dry before adding the next coat.
  6. Use a sanding block to scuff up the edges of the candle holder to give it a chippy paint look.
  7. Adhere the foam cone to the candle holder stand. First, add hot glue around the rim of the candle holder. To easily center the candle holder, hold the foam cone upside down and press the candle holder to the bottom. Turn right side up and let sit for a few minutes to make sure the cone is well bonded to the candle holder.
  8. Add a star ornament to the top of the tree. Push one of the points of the star ornament into the top of the foam cone. Mine feels very secure, but if yours doesn’t, simply add a dab of glue on the star point and push it back into the top of the foam. 
  9. You can now display it or gift it for the holidays!

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