I know I’m like 100 years behind everyone else with this project, but being new to the bloggy world, I just found Sarah’s great Santa hats. And of course, I had to make some! This might be my favorite Christmas decoration this year. Below is Sarah’s version.
Mine are a little shorter and I only made two for now. Next year I’ll probably make a taller one and put them somewhere different than where I did, but for now, they work!
Here we go.
First, gather your supplies.
- 2 cones- $2.50 each at Walmart
- Bag of square rhinestones- $3.99 at Joanns
- Bag of white pom poms- $1.99 at Joanns
- White faux fur- $2.99 at Joanns
- Black glitter foam paper- $1.49 at Joanns
- Red glitter felt- $0.35 each at Joanns
And I had a 20% off coupon at Joanns, so my total was $15.08. Sarah used red velvet and black vinyl for her version, but I was on a super budget and went with the cheap stuff. Plus, I like the glittery felt because it adds a little sparkle to my traditional Christmas decor.
First, I wrapped the red felt around the cone. I overlapped the extra ends, and you can kind of tell in the final product, but for the first time in my life, I wasn’t aiming for perfection. I didn’t worry about the green showing through at the bottom or top because I knew I was going to cover it up.
I cut off the extra felt from the bottom so the cone would sit level.
I took my faux fur and glued one end to hold it down. Then I glued around the bottom edge and let it dry. I glued the top edge last because I knew it would bunch some, but i just held it tight and you can’t even tell.
Yay! I love that faux fur, but it is dang messy!
Then I cut a strip from my black foam paper. I didn’t measure and I’m sure my cut wasn’t straight, but you really can’t tell in the end. The black strip angles down in the back, but you can’t tell unless you look at it from the back.
Next I added my big cotton balls to the top…
…and started gluing on my rhinestones. The first one turned out perfect with the spacing on the rhinestones, but the second one has a little bit of a gap. You can’t tell unless you hold it up to your face. But if you come over and are inspecting my stuff that close, then your crazy anyways!
And ta-da! 10 minutes and $15 later, I have these cute little Santa hat cones! I love them and can’t wait to make a bigger one next year. I think if I ever see these cones go on sale, I’m just gunna stock up because I have found tons of other Christmas tree ideas around blogland for them. See them on my Tumblr.
The hats will rest on our entertainment center this year, but hopefully next year, I’ll have my sideboard painted and in the living room and they will go on there!
What creative tree crafts have you made with floral cones?
Thank you Sarah for finding these at Stein Mart and recreating them for us all to copy! You rock.
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