How To Make A Valentine’s Cone Tree

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Our new Valentine’s Tissue Paper Cone Tree craft is so easy, anyone can do it. They are also fun to make especially if you watch movies while crafting.

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This gorgeous Valentine’s Tissue Paper Cone Tree craft is not only super easy to do but only requires scissors and glue. No special tools are needed.  

When I made this gorgeous plaid cone tree during the holidays I fell in love with how easy DIY cone tree decor really is!

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supplies for making a tissue paper cone tree for Valentine's

Supplies for making a Valentines Cone Tree with tissue paper

  • Tissue Paper in desired colors/patterns
  • Pencil with eraser
  • Glue stick
  • Cardboard Cone
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How to cut the tissue paper

I ordered a large set of multi color tissue paper from Oriental Trading and cut mine into approximately 3″x 3″ squares.

The larger you cut the square, the more robust your tissue paper cone tree will be. Smaller squares make a more petite tree. My purple tree was made using smaller squares of about 2″x 2″ size. 

Cut a bazillion squares before you begin. My Red Tissue Paper Cone Tree is made with a total of almost forty 30″ x 20″ sheets of tissue paper! Yes, that is a lot of tissue paper!

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Step by step

Step 1

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Fold one square of tissue paper in half onto the pencil as shown.

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Now gather the end of the tissue paper and bunch it up as neat as possible around the end of the pencil.

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Twist gently for a bit of a rosebud cone shape. 

Step 2

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Now dip the tip into the glue stick. 

Step 3

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Press onto the cardboard cone firmly then gently remove the pencil. 

Tips

The closer together you place the tissue paper, the more full your tree will be but don’t overcrowd. 

It works best if you begin at the bottom and work your way up to the top.

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I achieved the swirl of pink by slightly offsetting two pieces for each new row all the way up to the top. 

You are only limited by your imagination with these tissue paper cone trees! I plan to make a set of three for each season. They are perfect for mantle decor in my home. The cost averages out to be less than $2 each which is the extremely budget-friendly decor.

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My candle holders also came from Oriental Trading! They are the perfect size for my Valentine’s Tissue Paper Cone Tree decor. We have one of those mantles built for holding the old kind of television so there is a deep opening. Decorating that mantle is a challenge! I plan to fill it with candles this year of different sizes. A set of DIY Tissue Paper Cone Tree decor for each season will only help to fill the space and add some color and charm to the living. room.

Head on over to Oriental Trading for everything you need to make your own Tissue Paper Cone Trees.

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8 Comments

  1. Shirley, These are adorable! And even though you need a lot of cut squares, you can cut several at a time! Love doing these kinds of crafts while watching a movie! Thanks for sharing. Pinned.

  2. This is SO cute!! Very therapeutic sticking those tissue squares on lol! I remember doing this with my Sunday school classes and my own kids and I’d always ‘take over’ attaching the squares haha!

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