Christmas in July Craft: How to Make Easy Scrapbook Paper Tree Ornament Cones

DIY Christmas Tree Ornament Cones from Scrapbook Paper | © #DIY #christmas #craft #ornament

Happy Thursday! I’m sharing a Christmas in July craft project!

These ornament cones are affordable and easy craft project using scrapbook paper

available in single sheets at or in paper pads at the craft store.

Best of all they can be customized to your theme of your Christmas tree.

Winter Nesting Tree | © #christmastree #birds #winter

These ornament cones were an addition our Winter Nesting Tree

that I made last February but never got around to sharing.

Our ‘Winter Nesting Tree’ is a wintry mix of icy branches, snowflakes, birds and glittery nests and pine cones and became a tradition several years ago to extend the twinkle season after the Christmas ornaments and decorations were packed away.

Chickadee ornament Winter Nesting Tree | © #christmastree #birds #winter

The twinkling lights of the tree help make the transition from Christmas to winter easier and the house a little cozier and brighter and it’s good for my mental health when it’s dark and gray outside!

You can see more of the tree, HERE.

DIY Christmas Tree Ornament Cones from Scrapbook Paper | © #DIY #christmas #craft #ornament

I filled these ornament cones with some paper shred for the bird ornaments to ‘nest’ and to hang on the tree. These cones come together quickly once you have your supplies gathered using the same method as with Halloween Treat Cones and Thanksgiving Cone-copias.

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I used this double-sided scrapbook paper for my cones so there

would be a pattern on the inside of the top of the cone once they were rolled.

Most scrapbook paper comes in 12 x  12 sheets which I cut down to 8 x 8 squares to form my cones.

DIY Christmas Tree Ornament Cones from Scrapbook Paper | © #DIY #christmas #craft #ornament

Roll your 8″ square of scrapbook paper into a cone, overlapping the edges.

After I rolled the cones, I used a binder clip to help them hold their shape

then used a glue gun to glue the edges together.

Tip: When using a hot glue gun, have an emergency glass of ice water available in case you get hot glue on your fingers. . . *ouch*.

DIY Christmas Tree Ornament Cones from Scrapbook Paper | © #DIY #christmas #craft #ornament

I used white and silver chenille stems to make a handle to hang the cones. Use a hole punch on the sides of your cone and thread your stem through the holes, twisting the ends to secure it. I used two chenille stems twisted together per cone.

DIY Christmas Tree Ornament Cones from Scrapbook Paper | © #DIY #christmas #craft #ornament

After the cones were glued together, I ran a bead of glue down the front seam to attach some silver tinsel trim which also helps conceal any extra glue that might show on the seam of the glued cone. You can use ribbon, decorative braid, rick rack or the trim of your choice.

DIY Christmas Tree Ornament Cones from Scrapbook Paper | © #DIY #christmas #craft #ornament

I cut some 2 x 12 inch strips of paper from my trimmed scrapbook sheets and accordion pleated them, then glued a pleated paper ‘cuff’ along the top of the cones.

DIY Christmas Tree Ornament Cones from Scrapbook Paper | © #DIY #christmas #craft #ornament

To give the cones the appearance of sparkling snow, I applied a coat of Mod Podge on the cuffs, then sprinkled some clear glitter on the Mod Podge. Allow the Mod Podge to dry and then shake off the excess glitter.

DIY Christmas Tree Ornament Cones from Scrapbook Paper | © #DIY #christmas #craft #ornament

I found Vintage Washi Paper Stickers with an assortment of birds that I applied to white card stock to give them some stability and  then glued them to the pleated cuffs. The stickers got a coat of Mod Podge and sparkling glitter too.

DIY Christmas Tree Ornament Cones from Scrapbook Paper | © #DIY #christmas #craft #ornament

If you’re looking for another Christmas in July project, you might want to try:

DIY Vanilla Extract for Holiday Baking and Gifting!

DIY Vanilla Extract for Holiday Baking and Gifting! | © #DIY #christmas

Homemade Vanilla Extract comes together in five minutes and is ready to use in two months,

improving as it ages.

DIY Christmas Tree Ornament Cones from Scrapbook Paper | © #DIY #christmas #craft #ornament

I’m joining my blogging friends for a Creative Craft Blog Hop today.

A special “thank you” to our host, Sara at Birdz of a Feather for organizing this hop!

Find more creative craft projects at the links below:

DIY Christmas Tree Ornament Cones from Scrapbook Paper | © #DIY #christmas #craft #ornament
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  23 comments for “Christmas in July Craft: How to Make Easy Scrapbook Paper Tree Ornament Cones

  1. Rita C.
    July 22, 2021 at 6:51 am

    Those are the perfect perches for your beautiful bird ornament collection to rest on! I love your winter tree.

  2. July 22, 2021 at 7:11 am

    Mary, your cone ornaments are so pretty and I absolutely love your winter nesting tree! It is always a pleasure to hop with you. Pinned! Blessings, Cecilia @My Thrift Store Addiction

  3. Gail Griffin
    July 22, 2021 at 7:32 am

    Your cone ornaments look fabulous. Mary! I love the burlap and lace scrapbook paper that you used! Makes the cones look classy and extra special!

    • Terrie Tipler
      July 22, 2021 at 10:34 am

      Mary, your tree at Christmas will be beautiful with all the gorgeous ornments. Very elegant.

  4. July 22, 2021 at 8:06 am

    Mary, I really should pick up crafting again. EM would love making the cones for Christmas decor. They look beautiful on your nesting tree!

  5. July 22, 2021 at 8:32 am

    These are so pretty!! They could be used anywhere at anytime!! Thank you for another DIY project!! ❤️❤️❤️❤️

  6. July 22, 2021 at 8:40 am

    Your tree looks magical Mary and those ornament cones are so pretty. Of course I’m a huge fan of anything that’s ‘birdz’ related, so I love this :).

    • Aquietlife
      July 22, 2021 at 9:03 am

      It looks like a great respite from the heat to craft in the AC and dream of snowy winter days!

  7. July 22, 2021 at 8:59 am

    These are so pretty Mary, the sparkle is perfect for brightening up gloomy winter days! I adore your winter tree full of your wonderful collection of feathered friends…the cones make for perfect nesting! Thanks for the great tutorial, I’ve never seen Washi stickers, so neat! The vanilla is another super idea to get started on now for gifting later…Happy crafting!

  8. July 22, 2021 at 9:15 am

    Those cones are adorable, Mary! Thank you for your tutorial. I did make vanilla last year and gave out for gifts, and I still have a large bottle that’s steeping. ❤️

  9. spicingupidaho
    July 22, 2021 at 9:56 am

    What a fun project! So many different ways these could be used too! You share excellent tutorials!

  10. Clara
    July 22, 2021 at 10:11 am

    Mary, Your diy cone ornaments are adorable! The paper you used is so pretty. I love your bird ornament collection. It’s a wonderful idea to extend the twinkle season in winter. Thanks for sharing this tutorial. Enjoy your day! Clara ❤️

  11. Melody Reed
    July 22, 2021 at 10:47 am

    Love this idea of Christmas crafts in July to help take sine of the stress out of the holiday rush!

  12. July 22, 2021 at 6:38 pm

    Really cute Mary! I think I recognize one of those birds:@) Happy CIJ Weekend-enjoy!

    • July 23, 2021 at 5:05 am

      Hi Lynn, Yes, it’s one of favorites, thank you again! ♥

  13. July 23, 2021 at 12:56 am

    What a darling Christmas project, Mary. I love paper crafts, too. All the pretty patterns make for such lovely decorations.

  14. Cyndi Raines
    July 23, 2021 at 2:11 am

    Mary, your nesting cones are perfect for your winter tree. I love the addition of the bird stickers and their “just enough glitter” to make them look frosty. Thank you for reminding us about the vanilla, I really would like to give that as a gift this Christmas for all my baking friends and sisters. Many thanks. ♥️🌲

  15. July 23, 2021 at 4:29 am

    These are so fun and could be made for any holiday. But these are absolutely beautiful for Christmas! Thank you for the tutorial Mary!
    Happy Friday!

  16. Sheran
    July 25, 2021 at 11:56 am

    Thank you for sharing! A perfect project to work on while watching the Olympics!🇺🇸

  17. September 1, 2021 at 4:12 am

    What a stunning Christmas project, Mary. I like the paper crafts, too. All the beautiful patterns make for such lovely decorations.

  18. August 10, 2023 at 9:53 am

    I love paper crafts! Beautiful post photos! :)

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