5 Minute Tinsel Christmas Cones

Oh how I love the Dollar Store! While wandering aimlessly through the aisles the other day to kill some time, I spotted some 9ft tinsel garlands that were screaming for a cheap project.

I scooped up 4 garlands (2 red and green, 2 red and gold).

I found some cheap cardboard cones from Michael’s in the Christmas section. I picked up two small and one large and planned to make some cheap & fun tinsel trees!

First thing I did was get out my hot glue gun. I glued one end of the tinsel garland to the top of one of the small cones.

 I then wrapped the tinsel around the cone all the way to the bottom and glued along the bottom edge.

Once the glue was dry, I went back and glued the loose midsection of the garland to the base. Much easier to space out my tinsel this way!
And that’s about it! Super easy 5 minute project! The best part? All three Christmas tree cones cost less than $8!

These will look fabulous with the rest of my Christmas décor! One more month and I get to unpack my goodies from the basement!

Well, I guess now that it’s November there will be lots of Christmas projects coming down the pike! I’m excited to be guest blogging at two great blogs in the upcoming weeks: Lines Across My Face and Under the Table and Dreaming. I’ll keep you posted!



  1. says

    I’m trying to find all sorts of different Christmas crafts and this one would be super easy and pretty cheap! You always see trees very similar to the ones that you just made in the stores, but they are always quite a bit of money. Thanks for the tutorial:)

  2. says

    Ah! That’s one of those ‘smack your forehead’ why didn’t I ever think of that things! I might go a little tinsel tree crazy this year… lol.

  3. Cam says

    So cute. And simple. I am going to make some of these. Instead of using the tree forms you used, I am going to reuse some birthday hats that need a new purpose. Cheap :)

  4. says

    I saw the same tinsel and wanted to use if for a project. Those turned out super cute! Hope you’ll come link up at my party starting tomorrow morning!


  5. says

    Hi Erin, your little Christmas trees in tinsel are so cute. I love the table lamp you have next to them. I have been looking for something like that for my bedroom. Can’t wait to see what you are planning next. Thanks for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris

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