Woo Hoo…My Craft Warehouse Guest Designer spot is finally here! I’ve been waiting anxiously about 6 months for this day to come. This was my assignment….we’ll send you some pretty paper, make a paper cone wreath and create a tutorial along the way. OK-Got it!I’ve made circular paper cone wreaths in the past but as a Guest Designer, I totally needed to kick it up a notch especially since I received cozy Echo Park Christmas This & That Collection Kit to play with…..Big Squeal! So, I decided to go big and make a Christmas Paper Cone Star Wreath.
Christmas Paper Cone Star Wreath
Supplies Used to make a Paper Cone Star Wreath:
- Echo Park – Christmas This & That Collection Kit (Love, Love, Looove!)
- Chip Board
- Star Template
- Kraft Paper
- Red 20 gauge wire
- Brown and Red Inks
- White Gel Pen
- Hot Glue Gun
- Glue Dots
- 3D Foam Squares
- Xacto Knife
- Rolling Tool
Cut a star out of chip board using an Xacto Knife. This will be the base of your wreath. I cut my star at 11 inches across.
To make the cones, you’ll need to cut a variety of patterned paper into 4×4 squares. To keep the cones symmetrical, I recommend using some sort of rolling tool, like a glue pen, fat marker, large dowel or any other tool that will do the job.
This tip will be very helpful later on ’cause you don’t want to have to many fatty and skinny paper cones when trying to make your wreath look symmetrical.
Keep on rolling and hot gluing them squares into cones. Ink the edges of the cones if desired. I ended up using 31 cones to complete my wreath.
Start hot gluing your cones on to each point of the star base first. It’s helpful to tack on the cones with hot glue at first instead of a big blob of glue. This will make life soooo much easier later if you need to pull the cones off and rearrange them as needed.
Fill in the gaps with more cones, shaping the wreath into a star shape. Now aren’t you glad you only tacked the cones on?
Remember how I also mentioned to keep your rolled cones as symmetrical as possible? Now that you’re filling in the gaps, to many fatty’s or skinny’s will throw off the balance. Don’t ya just hate that?