Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Paper Cone Ornament Tutorial: Fancy Pants Designs

Happy Christmas Eve, everyone.  Before I head home for the holidays, I wanted to share a tutorial with you for paper cone ornaments. These are easy to make and can also be used as bows on your packages.  

Supplies:  Double sided paper, circle punch, large brad or flair, sentiment, twine or ribbon hanger.  My supplies are all from Fancy Pants Designs, the Merry Little Christmas collection. 

Start by punching out about 14 circles. 

Roll each circle into a cone, using a strong adhesive. Wet adhesives like Zip Dry probably work best. I used a clip to hold each cone together as the glue dried, which only took a few minutes. 

For the base, I punched a larger circle and stapled a twine hanger at the top. The staple won't show as the cones will completely cover the large red circle. After placing these four, I realized all my cones would not fit, so I trimmed the ends and that worked. See below. 

Add in all the cones or as many as will fit.  If, like me, you rolled some cones fat and some cones skinny, you may need to make some adjustments. I ended up using just 11 of the 14 cones and trimmed the ends off each to fit. 

I punched a hole in the center to help me gauge where the center was as I placed each cone.  A hole in the center will also be helpful if using a large brad as a decorative element. 

Here's a side view. You can see the dimension of the cones. I love how they look. 

To complete the ornament, I topped the cones with a flair button and a sentiment ticket. I used the ornament here as a package bow. It can be removed and used by the recipient as an ornament. 

Thanks so much for stopping by. Wishing you a very merry Christmas!


  1. Oh my gosh! This is adorable! Totally saving this idea and going to do it!

  2. So pretty Izzy! I love the flair button in the center!

  3. So Pretty Izzy...Merry Christmas!

  4. OMYGOODNESS!!! This is AWESOME! I loveeeeeeee it!!! PINNING!!! Merry Christmas!!! :)

  5. Definitely need to try my hand at these next year. Just so happens I have loads of those clips around. Love how these turned out, Izzy. Hope you're having a wonderful Christmas!

  6. The colors you chose are gorgeous!! And awesome tutorial! Thank you for the sweet comment! Happy New Year to you and your family!


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